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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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    GaryJ
    This is an American bandolier. From what I can read it appears to be for the Model of 1906 with ammunition manufactured at Frankford Arsenal. The information relates to the velocity at 73 feet of 2641 feet (fps) and loaded/packed April 6 1908. The printing and bandolier style is very early and follows on from the Cal .30 Model of 1898 ('30-40 Krag')
    Les


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    Les ..
    Many thanks for the update .....
    It's good to have a positive ID.

    Nice to know it is an early piece, .. I presume because of it's throw away nature, dated ones like this are thin on the ground.

    Cheers

    Gary J.

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    Gary J
    My main interest is 303 bandoliers however I have developed an interest in the chits or data cards found in 30 Cal.,M1906,M1 & M2 ammunition bandoliers. Although I have no actual specimens, my information on these comes from the Internet forums/for sale, etc. I don't know when these cards were introduced but have seen them from late WW1 to late WW2 when they were replaced by printed info on the bandoliers giving quantity, type, maker and lot number.
    With 303 bandoliers an interest is with the bandolier maker which is printed on the edge giving maker, mark no. and month/year and also the filling details/usage.
    Lat WW1 30 Cal Model of 1898 bandoliers (from what I have seen) had a data card inserted and the over-printed details on the bandolier obliterated.
    Les

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    Quote by zwerge View Post
    I remember now that when I was given my bandolier it had some clipped ammo in it marked FN 50,but I don`t if it was original?....Zwerge.
    Morning Pete was the FN 50, marked ammo and clips 7.62x51 Nato in designation ?

    Regards Mark K

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    Quote by kozowy1967 View Post
    Morning Pete was the FN 50, marked ammo and clips 7.62x51 Nato in designation ?

    Regards Mark K
    Hi Mark,the ammo is .303,I still have some of it around somewhere.....Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thanks Pete was the .303 ammo and clips marked FN 50 or just the rounds.

    Regards Mark K

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    Just saw this thread...used .303 on bren and no.4 in army cadets 1980-81. I remember not being allowed to take bandoliers and a big bonfire of them at the ranges

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    Hi Mark,here`s the markings....Pete.
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    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Thanks for the images Pete Iam currently working on a Korean war display (2PPCLI) rebuilding a uniform and kit Iam trying to use everything that was either issued or manufactured in that era.

    Regards Mark K

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    Here`s something you might find interesting,I met him a few times.....Stories We Remember - RCA Stories
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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