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Non Airborne useage of M1A1 Carbine by regular GIs


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I know that photo was used by Winchester on the cover of their magazine. Not sure what the cation says. If I remember to check when I get home in a couple weeks I’ll post if there is a caption. 

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The M1A1 once again in Vietnam, like 1962, a Green Beret talking via an interpreter to a Viet Cong POW.

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And a Standard M1 carbine carried by a GI of the 11th Airborne Division's 511th PIR, Leyte December 1944, but what the devil is that sling for it, when you save it and ZOOM in on it, it appears to be some kind of homemade one with bullet pockets right!

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10 hours ago, patches said:

And a Standard M1 carbine carried by a GI of the 11th Airborne Division's 511th PIR, Leyte December 1944, but what the devil is that sling for it, when you save it and ZOOM in on it, it appears to be some kind of homemade one with bullet pockets right!

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It's a white cloth belt for the .30 cal heavy and light mg's. Lots of pic of USGI's and Turks carrying their ammo the same way in Korea...

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5 hours ago, iron bender said:

It's a white cloth belt for the .30 cal heavy and light mg's. Lots of pic of USGI's and Turks carrying their ammo the same way in Korea...

turkish carbine 2.jpg

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Yeah that;s gotta be it, does look like he made it into a sling for his carbine right.

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Not to go off topic from the op, but since it was brought up, some more pics of 30 mg belts being used as slings/bandoleers from Tom Laemlein's book, M1 Carbine. All of these pics are obviously PTO WW2, Army and USMC..

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