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WW1 1918 U.S. Army Ammunition Pouch Carrier Belt For M1918 Browning 30-06 Calibre Automatic Rifles (BAR) By Long. MISC 923 - MISC 923
The M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) was chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge and designed by John Browning in 1917 for the WW1 U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe. The BAR was designed to be carried by advancing infantrymen, slung over the shoulder or fired from the hip, a concept called "walking fire"—thought to be necessary for the individual soldier during trench warfare, however in practice, it was most often used as a light machine gun and fired from a bipod. These ammunition pouch belts for the U.S. army BAR were introduced in 1918 for wear by the Gunner and Assistant Gunner. The same belts were carried over for use by the US Army in WW2. Our original example is in very good clean condition. It has the correct metal butt receptor to hold the rifle in position when fired from the hip. 4 magazine pouches each with flap covers and brass stud fasteners (1 pouch is absent its male stud). There is also a pouch with 2 slim pockets and flap cover with 2 brass stud fasteners, for either pistol magazines or tools. The belt has the correct inter-locking brass bar buckle and is adjustable at the rear from approx. 34” waist to 36” waist size. The inside of the belt is double ink manufacturer and date stamped ‘LONG’ ‘5 18’ (May 1918). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 923 (Rigs Box)
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