I stumbled across this ammo belt for the M-14 and two ammo pouch's dated 1961. I know the Marines used the M-14 into Vietnam. My questions are, was the USMC gear marked different and when did they stop making this belt and pouch setup?
M-14 belt and ammo pouch 1961 dates
Posted 08 November 2019 - 02:23 AM
Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:00 AM
Posted 08 November 2019 - 10:54 AM
We used the pouches on the rifle range in Parris Island in 1975. The DIs had us put a bar of soap in them so the 20rd M-16 magazine would better positioned for easy access during rapid fire.
I didn't see a belt like the one in the photo until I got to my first battalion. I was issued one like it. By then we had 30 round magazines with the properly sized LC-1 magazine pouch.
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