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Old 07-11-2018, 05:11 PM
rickgman rickgman is offline
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Originally Posted by 1903sprfld View Post
when did they stop using the M1 Garand cartridge belts I have one that as far I I can make out is dated either 1956 or 1958
The small arms ammunition cases which were part of the M1956 webgear were designed to carry ammo for a number of the rifles then in use (not just the new M14 rifle) - that included the M1 rifle. That being said, we all know that the military is slow in replacing old gear and field new gear so I would have expected M1923 ammo belts to be in the system well after the standardization of the M1956 gear.
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