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#1 robinb

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:23 PM

Check this one out. Anyone know what it is for? I'll give you a few days before I tell the answer.
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#2 craig_pickrall

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:32 PM

My guess is to carry a linked ammo belt for the .30 MG.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:07 PM

Only a wild guess but how about some sort of spent shell case collector??

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:40 PM

Sure looks like something for a weapon but it's got QMC markings on it. All ordnance materials were acquired by the ordnance department and usually has the distinctive ordnance drawing number on it. I know when we have the answer we'll all go "OOOOOOOOOOOOH yeah, I should thought of that!"

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:05 AM

Tool pouch Engineer or Signal Corp. The metal plate is for hooking the tool to have both hands free. Robin was sure people could think that spring plate was to be hooked on a gun.

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:46 AM

Never seen it before!Pure guess..Is it for hip firing a m1919a6 fed link belts{ like sgt said}

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:56 AM

Hey Robin...Signal Corps Linesmans tool pouch for hooking to the belt for keping nails in to fix up commo wires onto telegraph poles /trees etc....

The metal plate is for carrying the hammer whilst hooking to the belt to have both hands free ?

How did i do ?

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:16 AM

Hey Robin...Signal Corps Linesmans tool pouch for hooking to the belt for keping nails in to fix up commo wires onto telegraph poles /trees etc....

The metal plate is for carrying the hammer whilst hooking to the belt to have both hands free ?

How did i do ?

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Lloyd


An lc57 was used for that[and pockets :D ],there is no eyelets for hanging 1910 hooks on the lc23 lineman belt,line man belt has space for hammer pliers and other items.

Well my boyt44 lc23 is like that http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Cheers,

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:29 PM

It was developed by the Jungle Warfare Board to hold 50 rounds of .30 cal MG ammo. It was thought that the M1917A1 or M1919A4 could be useful in attacking pillboxes and bunkers if carried with a sling and using this pouch to carry ammo. I doubt that it ever got used this way, though. Why bother with a 50 round canvas pouch when you already had a 250 round belt handy right out of the box?
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Posted 08 January 2007 - 12:02 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmmm! I saw one identical in a French site described as nails carrier with clamp for hammer to have free hands while climbing a pole.
As ammo carrier it has a couple of stupid features, small capacity and unuseful belt hook (it could be brought in a GP ammo bag without make the belt heavier). And more, the two snaps make sense in closing the pouch when it's full of small pieces, not when it's empty. I don't think you can snap them whit ammo belt inside.

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 01:37 PM

I guessed it right the first time ( I know, I can't prove it http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif )

What a useless invention!

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 02:20 PM

yes useless but you have to appreciate the scarcity of this piece almost a one of a kind.Most of us will probably never see another one also if you have a 1919A4 a must have accessory!

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:59 AM

Thanks for the info. This must be rare!



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

And to show that sometimes the Army never learns from its mistakes, they made a similar canvas bag for the same purpose when the M60 was adopted. And evidently it was about as successful as its WW2 counterpart, since the ones I've seen were in unissued condition. Usually dated in the early 1960s.

 

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