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M1 Garand Ammo Belt. Strange front latch?

Article about: Hello all, Hope everyone's weekend has been enjoyable. I was hoping some of you might have an idea what era this belt comes from. It has a strange front clasp. Originally I thought it was Ko

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    Default M1 Garand Ammo Belt. Strange front latch?

    Hello all,

    Hope everyone's weekend has been enjoyable. I was hoping some of you might have an idea what era this belt comes from. It has a strange front clasp. Originally I thought it was Korean war but I am not sure. 1954 appears to scribbled on the inside but that looks like someone wrote that themselves. Any ideas?
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    I wonder if it is a british made ww2 belt? Here's a picture of my british p-37 belt, same style buckle? Can you take a close up of one of the snaps please?

    -Danny
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    Thanks for the reply! I have been looking for a while with no luck. Here are the close ups of the latch and buckle.
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    What year/era is the P-37 belt you have?

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    Quote by dramos View Post
    Thanks for the reply! I have been looking for a while with no luck. Here are the close ups of the latch and buckle.
    Could be "m1923-1950" it does not have the extra strap on the inside of the pockets. Could possibly be a post war Greek belt too? Still the buckle is throwing me off. Don't want to say repro, will do some digging.

    The p-37 belt is dated 1943, I also have the p-37 belt in leather, same buckle.
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    Thanks! Ill keep looking until I find something else on it as well. I didn't realize how many variations there are in these style of ammo belts.

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    Quote by dramos View Post
    Thanks! Ill keep looking until I find something else on it as well. I didn't realize how many variations there are in these style of ammo belts.
    Think it's safe to say it's not a british ww2 made belt, wrong snaps as far as I can tell?

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    The actual belt clip is what is killing me. It has the look of the m1923 - 1950 but that front piece I can't find anywhere.

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    not one I've seen before, but I can add that one of my M28 packs is marked like it was hand written
    Regards
    René

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    Thats interesting Rene. It isn't something I see very often if at all. Was that a common practice? Seems like the actual soldier wouldn't care about the markings. I could be wrong. Any Ideas?

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