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Posted: 11/10/2001 7:31:57 PM EST
Anyone know where I can get the garand 10 pocket ammo belts for a decent price? I've found them for $36 but that seems kinda high.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 7:53:56 PM EST
are you high?
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:07:10 PM EST
$36 is an average price for late WWII OD Garand belts and dirt cheap for WWI 1903 or early khaki WWII Garand belts.

I just picked up a Boyt 43' dated khaki Garand belt, all snaps and metal excellent, small fraying on a couple pockets for $47 this weekend. I thought I got a good deal.
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:35:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By IronMike:
are you high?

No, just new to the Garand thing. The $36 was for khaki WWII reproductions.

Thanks Deanh, I'm just looking for something to throw clips in, not really too interested in historical significance (yet).
Link Posted: 11/10/2001 8:50:23 PM EST
As a comparison, Fulton Armory carries new reproductions for $60.

Link Posted: 11/11/2001 3:37:13 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 4:17:08 AM EST
Sportsman's Guide has a belt for $15 that is very unauthentic looking, made in India, and works perfectly. I actually like it better than "real" belts.
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 7:36:25 AM EST
You want a collector's belt or a useful belt?

The $60 Fulton Armory price is almost twice what it should, but that're no bargains at Fulton Armory.

-- Chuck
Link Posted: 11/11/2001 7:04:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By Chuck:
You want a collector's belt or a useful belt?
-- Chuck

A useful belt.

Hit a gunshow today, only found one belt. A 1913, little rusted and tattered for $65. Was probably worth it for a collector but thats not what I want it for.

DFBonnett, looked on the Sportsmans Guide website, saw a reproduction for $30. Is that the one you are talking about?
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 3:37:52 PM EST
Useful belt for cheap? Try an SKS chest pouch with one wadded-up small newspaper page (or equivalent) inserted in the bottom of each pouch. Works OK but the brass is slightly visible, depending how much paper you insert. This might work better with some sort of wood block insert in the bottom and a pull tab system to remove the clips, but it works to my satisfaction for hunting purposes.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 3:50:27 PM EST
Search for item # WX0 - 18763 in Sportsmans Guide. Very unauthentic. Very useful.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 4:33:07 PM EST
I know it's Ebay, not a very favorite place of mine, but I still look in there from time to time.


Link Posted: 11/12/2001 4:52:43 PM EST
You wont find anything more handy for carrying M-1 clips than the six pocket bandoleers that they come in. My dad was in with the 45th Infantry division in Korea and he tells me they tossed out their ammo belts in favor of the pistol belt and carried their clips in the bandoleers.
Link Posted: 11/12/2001 5:52:08 PM EST
Forgive my ignorance. Never heard of the 6 pocket bandoleer, have a pic by chance? Is it made of similar thin material like the AR15 bandoleers?

Already have SKS chest bandoleers. Might end up using one for the Garand but looking at other options too.
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