1962 Dated Vertical Weave M1956 Pistol Belt
Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:53 PM
There's seems to be a misconception among collectors that the vertical weave belts came out in 1966. But this belt and and a belt in Craig's collection http://www.usmilitar...?showtopic=2545 are clearly dated 1962. Plus many photos from 1966 and before show the vertical weave belt in use.
As a side note I also have a horizontal weave belt dated 1966 so it seems both types were made at the same time.
Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:25 PM
Posted 01 April 2008 - 04:55 AM
the same applies to the early & late M56 pouches...for the supply system were both the same simply the early model was late 50s & did'nt see the same extensive use in vietnam as the late mid 60s model bc simply the stocks of the early pattern had begin to exaust by then. fresh troops had fresh brand new pouches just out of the factory
Posted 13 June 2014 - 11:19 PM
I discover this thread.
The vertical waves belt exist since the beginning. Indeed, I have already seen a belt dated 8/60 and here is a photo of the belt of EX54 (unfortunately not in my collection)
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