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.303 rifle ammo bandoleers

Article about: To straighten out a misconception, the "MG" in the printed section of the bandolier is for the Footscray Ammunition Factory No.2 which came into being in 1940 and this identifier w

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Jim, all sounds plausable to me.

    Hi Danny, no this is actaully too good a collectable item for that kind of useage.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Well as soon as I get back to the camp I'll take it out of my bergan I never new that these things were valuable due to large numbers being produced, I've got about 25 on them in a box of equipment somewhere



    Thanks

    Danny

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    hi john you have one of those magic marry poppins bags aswell IMO

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    Cheers for this post Ade, I'd forgotten the two early bandoleers that I was given by an old guy in the U.S.They are both of 1918 origin, but one has buttons?
    Pete.
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    Hi Pete,
    buttons are fine... seen plenty before- wish i'd grabbed some.

    In case anyone is worried/diaspointed by these possibly being Australian:
    Britain imported huge amounts of ammo from Australia, America, and Canada, particularly between 41 and 43. Only a 1/4 of the 303 cases I find in local fields were made in the British Isles (done around 2,000 acres now, so got a lot of em).

    Jim.

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    Thanks for the info Jim, are they Aussie? It's very interesting to know.I also have some 60's dated , which had war time dated ammo in them, given to me after they had been fired.I need to get some tips to go with them
    Pete,

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    Hi Jim, no disappointment at all: original is all I care about

    Cheers, Ade.

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    i believe that the MG with a box with a line through means
    NOT for machine gun use
    any more thoughts on that? cheers all ian

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    I found this link:
    Pattern 1937 Web Equipment

    if you scroll down it has quite a bit of info,Pete.

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    This is my bandolier,can`t read the stamp on it.anybody know what it is?
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    God, you guys it makes me feel really old when I see some of the bits of kit on here, I used loads of these as a cadet.

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