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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 2/19/2001 4:36:53 PM EST
Just picked up a couple of bandoleer kits from a gun show. Each containing: 14 stripper clips 7 cardboard silencers 1 cotton canvas 7 pouch bandoleer "Nov 1974" 1 stripper clip guide Any history or significance behind these? Are they true USGI surplus or just a modern marketing gimmick?
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 4:46:26 PM EST
If that came packed in a clear plastic bag all neatly folded then I saw the same thing at the last gun show, about 2 weeks ago. It caught my attention because I have never seen the package before. Looked brand new.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 5:10:55 PM EST
Sounds like they've been put together in the bags like that for resale. Never seen 'em like that in the field, although that don't make it impossible but I just never seen it. We always got 'em full and then made 'em empty, usually then just rolling the bandoleer up and tying it with the strap. I still find it hard to believe how much the "kits" sell for considering how many I've tossed in the past.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 5:11:27 PM EST
Sounds like they've been put together in the bags like that for resale. Never seen 'em like that in the field, although that don't make it impossible but I just never seen it. We always got 'em full and then made 'em empty, usually then just rolling the bandoleer up and tying it with the strap. I still find it hard to believe how much the "kits" sell for considering how many I've tossed in the past.
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 5:49:30 PM EST
Don't forget the black safety pin to keep the bandoleer on your shoulder. Not authentic without it!
Link Posted: 2/19/2001 9:30:21 PM EST
Damn, I've been had! Mine came with a brass safety pin!
Link Posted: 2/20/2001 4:05:29 AM EST
The brass safety pin is to mark which pocket on the bandoleer holds the stripper clip guild. Kharn
Link Posted: 2/21/2001 11:36:24 AM EST
Anyone know where I can get some of these bandoleer kits, preferably online?
Link Posted: 2/21/2001 12:52:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/21/2001 1:02:27 PM EST by DScott]
Originally Posted By Kharn: The brass safety pin is to mark which pocket on the bandoleer holds the stripper clip guild. Kharn
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Really? I've wondered about the old "what the heck is the safety pin for?" question. Now you've given a third answer (pin the guide, shorten the strap, mark the guide's location). ARGGHH! Chuck Rupe has been selling them this way for a while now, and has the best prices and excellent service. His wife irons the cotton bandoleers, apparently. Nice people! He can be reached at [email]WU52@aol.com[/email] - has a website but I can't access it right now...
Link Posted: 2/22/2001 4:50:12 AM EST
Now here is the silly question of the day. The cardboard silencer. Are we talking a silencer for a rifle, or is it for silencing your movements, or what? I am former Navy, so we did not get to play with such things much.
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