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Old 03-03-2021, 05:45 PM
milprileb milprileb is offline
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Default I Corps Mike Force ammo belt modification

Circa 1967, The I Corps Mike Force (Viet Nam War ) took a M1 ammo belt, cut the stitch at lower bottom left and right side of pocket , and then stuffed 15 round carbine mags into the pockets. Could carry 10 each magazines this way.
Its a tight fit and works like a champ.

If you have a M1 ammo belt, take a look at bottom pleat ...you'll see the stitch

Little known fact. Don't know if this modification ever done in WWII or Korean War.

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Old 03-04-2021, 08:18 PM
2908 2908 is offline
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Default Mike belt

Got pictures? Thanks
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:50 AM
ACampComLegacy ACampComLegacy is offline
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Interesting !

Been scouring the web for SF pics in RVN , since dad Taps in '09 , lookin' for pics of him , Carbines , Garands , etc . (he was II Corp '64 - '70 AFAIK ; MF '66 )

Now I need to start over

pics of belt mod ?
Gramps; O-6 Dental Corp
Dad; O-5, 5 SFG
me; lowly E-x, Med Corp

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