Jump to content
artu44

BAR magazines single pouch?

Recommended Posts

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?

post-67-1175704983.jpg

post-67-1175705020.jpg


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gif

donation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

post-5-1175722326.jpg

post-5-1175722345.jpg


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gif

donation2011.gifdonation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gif

PLEASE NOTE: THIS COMMUNITY MEMBER, SADLY, HAS PASSED AWAY

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

 

-Josh


Interested in China Marine Militaria.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

 

Best regards

 

Greg


donation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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


donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.


donation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gifdonation2012.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.