06-25-2011 02:31 PM
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WOW Nice 45 WW1 era mag pouches......the latter one the LD Inc one was designed to "slip on" the 1st type M1910 mounted 9 pocket cartridge belts........where one ammo pocket was deleted for the 45 mag pouch as the Cavalryman was issued a M1911 45 auto these belts did NOT have the female press stud commonly associated with M1910 pistol belts.......the later M1917 Mounted cartridge belt had the standard snap for the usual 45 mag pouch male stud fitting as guess what...the pouches kept falling off as they had no way to secure them to the cartridge belts.
Thank You to LimeyCarbineLover For This Useful Post:
Originally Posted by LimeyCarbineLover;
Thanks for the info.
Last edited by Harlan; 06-27-2011 at 11:48 PM.
Reason: Fixed 'quote'
Lloyd, I dug my WWI Calvary belt out to show Jim how it looks with the mag pouch off. Is this belt called a M1918 because it doesn't have the woven pleated pockets?
Regardless I like to have never got the 45 mag pouch to slide off the end even after it was unsnapped! I think they may have made the 1918 belt a little wider to also help keep the 45 pouch in place.
It was neat looking it over anyway to take the photos. I found the little note inside one of the cartridge pouches telling to keep ammo dry etc and I didn't know it was in there.
The printed note is a nice touch.
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Another example of the cartridge belt
Harlan, I found this belt that I have had for years, appears to still be new ! Looking at the late 1918 dates it never made it to the troopsAttachment 24397Attachment 24398Attachment 24399
Nice one! It looks kind of familiar too.
Yes, Limey is 90% right, but I think the real reason for having added the snap on 1918 mounted belts is just to avoid separate lines of production for the mag pouch. They made zillion of them and to be forced to divide production in two woukd have slowed the chain. The pouch is assembled with a snug fit on the belt (you have to suffer a lot to pass the buckle) and cannot slip.
In the pic a Mills 1917 and a P.B. CO.1918
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