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Spare parts roll M-13

Started by Garandy , Aug 20 2012 04:20 AM

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#1 Garandy

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

I just got this, no pic as my regular computer is down. It's light OD with a black snap button, bottom of snap, and receiving end of button on roll are in the white, top of button is black. Marked "SPARE PARTS ROLL M-13". No date, no makers mark, no U.S. Numbered pouches inside 1-9. No hooks, just web loop stitched horizontally about 3-4 inches. Sound WW2 era? Thanks, Andy

#2 Baron3-6

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

Yes, it is WWII / Korean era...never seen one dated. They are faily common (I remember seeing a barrel full at several surplus shops back in the 90's)

I've always been told they were for the M1919 or M1917 Browning .30 cal machine guns. Others have claimed other WWII era small arms, not really sure. I know that the BAR spares pouch was a leather one, and the roll seems too much for a rifleman to carry for his individual weapon.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:17 PM

I just found one today in a gas mask carrier I picked up...bonus for me :)
I added pictures for future reference.



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