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    1937 Dated Canadian Bandolier

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    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:17 pm

    I picked up this disposable .303 bandolier not long ago.

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    The cancelled load stamp appears to be dated 1941. I think the I.G.CANADA stands for Inspector General Canada. It appears that it was loaded with Mk VII ammunition, not the later Mk VIIz.

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    The style of the bandolier is very similar to the US style with the folded-and-sewn pockets. These would be replaced later in the war with wire hook closures like the British pattern.

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    This particular bandolier was made by YAMASKA GARMENTS, LIMITED of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in January of 1937.

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    Here is a photo of their factory...

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    Post by 48th on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:27 pm

    Great find, there can't be many of those out there.
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    Post by Wgrenadier on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:49 pm

    Thanks 48th! I was hoping it would be suitable for a Hong Kong impression...
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    Post by Canadian Corporal on Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:06 pm

    I live about 7 KM from St. Hyacinthe. I wonder if the building still exists?
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    Post by Wgrenadier on Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:17 pm

    Cool CanadianCorporal! If it does, you should take a picture and post it!

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