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    Cut down 100 round cartridge belt

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    Post by BC Canada Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:45 pm

    So I picked this up today. It is a 10 pouch Canadian Cartridge belt from WW1 I believe. However someone has removed two pouches to make the belt smaller. It is just under 40 inches in length now. Does anyone have any ideas on the stamps or markings or has heard about this being done for smaller waisted soldiers perhaps?
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    Post by edstorey Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:02 am

    Nice find! It is actually a bandolier and would not have had the pockets removed to accommodate a smaller soldier. Most likely it was cut-down and shortened for either Cadet or personal use.

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