These are a very humble item of the British soldiers kit but are now quite hard to find, despite being made in their hundreds of thousands. Most seem to have been destroyed. I was fortunate to buy these examples from a friend who was selling up before moving abroad.
Two are dated from the First World War (1918) and are mint condition. Another is dated 1932. Almost anything dated between the wars is hard to find, while the final one is 1944. They have additional dates stamped on them to show when they were filled.
The bandoleer will hold 50 rounds of .303 ammo for the Lee Enfield rifle. They came pre filled in ammo boxes, then were issued out to the men. Sometimes carried in the 1937 pattern basic ammo pouches or slung around the body.