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Thanks Glen,would it be possibe to redye it green or is it beyond repair?


More than likely a tan one under the black. You could always try gently handwashing it to see if the black dye will come out?

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Looked a dark green in the pics so i thought it would do for an early Nam setup but when it came it was black :shock: :shock: :shock:

Might give it a soak in something-cant look any worse :lol: :lol:


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Just noticed that one of the pockets doesnt match the others.


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one of my newest purchases, all out for OD at the mo,

note the date ;) and minty mc mint!


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Just noticed that one of the pockets doesnt match the others.


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Field Repair? Since the pouch seems to be a different shade than it's surroundings......

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What year did they stop putting the stripper clip insert tabs into the M23 belts?

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Some makers had them all through the war....Jon

I have a 1945 Burlington Mills made OD7 belt that has the stripper clips in.

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Some makers had them all through the war....Jon

I have a 1945 Burlington Mills made OD7 belt that has the stripper clips in.

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I reckon it depended upon 3 things:
1. The factory receiving the new specs
2. How far the factory was into the contract
3. How much it would disrupt production to change

We can say it was Post War tho.....

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I have an OD belt with out tabs, makers mark and date too faded.

Is this definatly a post ww2 piece?

I thought it could be post ww2 but just interested to know when they swapped patterns.

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Jon, have a look at the reference thread on the US Militaria forum, specifically post#26:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... 2541&st=20

and also here:

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/ ... opic=22259

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Ok so mine is post ww2 then, something else just to throw in the collection pile! Cheers guys

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Great for use in a trip to the Czech Republic or suchlike though... I've got one myself that you can no longer see the date on for late-war re-enactment purposes.... at some point I may add the press-studs onto it for the stripper-slip straps so it really looks the part!

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Thanks Glen,would it be possibe to redye it green or is it beyond repair?


More than likely a tan one under the black. You could always try gently handwashing it to see if the black dye will come out?

Cheers,
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Looked a dark green in the pics so i thought it would do for an early Nam setup but when it came it was black :shock: :shock: :shock:

Might give it a soak in something-cant look any worse :lol: :lol:


You can try using a power washer, I used one on a load of painted webbing last year and it was gloss paint which is normally a sod to get off.
Just dont power wash your feet while you are doing it, it hurts !!! :oops:

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Thought it was a matching belt but just noticed thet the lift the dots on one side are marked STAR PULL while on other side theres just a triangle with what looks like a S inside it??

It isnt realy as grubby as it looks in the pic either!!

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Just got these 2-probably post war????

The 1st one,the belt itself seems to be a weird stripey colour :? :?

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USMC stamped-Korean or Vietnam?

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