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#1 artu44

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:44 AM

Today I've seen for the first time this pouch. Seller says is a spare pouch for BAR magazines and in effect it ressembles very closely the pouches stitched on the BAR belt. It's mint and with no manifacturer's stencil. Bogus?

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#2 craig_pickrall

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 08:56 AM

Looks like someone cut up a pre WW2 BAR belt to make individual pouches. The equipment hanger grommets are not spaced properly for the M1910 belt hook.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:11 AM

You're right Craig but the job looks like professionally and not Bubba done.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:14 AM

I agree, it looks like the last pocket on the right side, the cut edge was turned over and hemed and rather crudly too.

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Posted 04 April 2007 - 01:32 PM

I agree the sewing isn't first class but it is about as good as the sewing done on this converted BAR belt. This is a WW1 belt that had the big buckles that was converted to the smaller size by AVERY in 1942.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 06:21 AM

Maybe it was rigger modified, or made into something a surplus dealer thought would be more useful than all the BAR belts he had?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:46 PM

I bougth a couple of these off ebay for use as airsoft riggers pouches. Im glad Im not the only person who has seen them. They were relatively cheap and will double as actual single BAR magazines if the cheap chinese BAR actual makes its way onto the market.

Mine have no markings and were crudley done.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:02 PM

From what I understand(this is from a couple veterans accounts and some books) some of these were used by paratroopers as rigger pouches according to one veteran this was the best type of rigger pouch you could have. I think I even think I have a picture of one of these being used in Normandy by a BAR gunner in the 505th.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

Looks like someone cut up a pre WW2 BAR belt to make individual pouches.

No doubt the US Army did such things in interwar period. When late 1930s the Polish Army bought BAR belts from the USA sometimes they were fantastic mixtures of various pockets with also various flaps, i.e. either original ones or made semi-professionally by...? Good question -- hard to say who did those in-field repairs or modifications.

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 01:52 PM

Did you have notice that the Craig's AVERY 42 from a WWI BAR belt shows also a WWI belt buckle?

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 02:30 PM

Did you have notice that the Craig's AVERY 42 from a WWI BAR belt shows also a WWI belt buckle?

Yes, that's very good that Craig posted this unique specimen.
I think however that not only professional companies re-worked BAR belts between WWI and Pearl Harbor.


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