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Posted: 1/21/2006 8:19:23 PM EDT
In my fathers basement in a bag of straps, I found a few belts
"Schlegel Mfg. Co. 5-43 US Pat 2061072"

They seem to be .30 cal 110 round belts with connector tabs on each end. Sorry I can't post pics.
Anyone know what they are for?

Thanks

lumper
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 9:07:13 AM EDT
They're for the .30 cal 1917/1919A4,A6 guns.

Schlegel Manufacturing Co. of Rochester, New York was an automotive upholstery manufacturer before the war. During the war, they rebuilt and retooled to make MG belts. They produced about six million machinegun belts for both .30 and .50 caliber guns.

Worth? about $20-25 each.

HTH
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 12:38:42 PM EDT
thanks for the information.

lumper
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