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Three troopers in the PI?

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I came across this photo of three cav troopers in the PI, year not specified. As you can see they are holding the Krag carbines and they have the colt revolver also but...look at the cartridge belt.....any explanations why they'd be wearing the M-1903 .30 cartridge belt and not the 30-40 Krag web belt?

 

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That became the replacement for the old loop belts. If you notice the later Krag bayonet scabbards has narrower wires to fit between the pockets of the Model 1903 cartridge belts.


Be well,

 

Chad C. Rogers

Retired Army

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That became the replacement for the old loop belts. If you notice the later Krag bayonet scabbards has narrower wires to fit between the pockets of the Model 1903 cartridge belts.

Then loose 30-40 rounds were carried in place of 03 clips?

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Then loose 30-40 rounds were carried in place of 03 clips?

I presume so. I understand some Krags were still in RA service until 1909.


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Chad C. Rogers

Retired Army

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I presume so. I understand some Krags were still in RA service until 1909.

Thanks for the explanation....it helps with a decision, glad I came across the photo also.

 

Cheers

 

Ed

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Great image!


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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