M40scoutsniper Posted November 3, 2020 Report Share Posted November 3, 2020 So I have a bad habit... Once I start collecting I cant help myself! Reenacting and collecting militaria has been an addiction since I was really little. My padre had me and my brother when we were just kids in hand made 17th Century clothes at St. Marys, MD reenacting as soon as we could walk. Doesnt help I grew up watching Sands of Iwo Jima and Battleground. Any who, it turned into expanding on padres collection and now we have every US conflict covered and Im filling the gaps. Recently, I was in an extremely fortunate position to purchase a Colt M1918 SLR from the late Sandys wife Karen earlier this year. Who is an absolute joy to converse/deal with. This has lead to hunting down all the related equipment that a soldier or Marine would have had during WWI, inter war period, and WWII. Just the other day I hit a mile stone of finding all original round flap magazine belts and bandoliers. Since some of these were virtually unknown to me before researching a BAR team during WWI I thought Id share them here for reference if anyone wanted to see them. Whats unique is these were all manufactured by LONG in 1918 only a couple months apart. Each once is vastly different in color. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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