M1918 BAR Rifleman’s Magazine Belt

Shown one circa 1918.

Holds 6 BAR magazines, 1 leather box for spare part and accessory and two M1911 magazines. There was a steel rifle butt cup settled on the right piece of the belt, which used for “walking fire” (or hip fire).

 

BAR magazines were carried in special belts and bandoleers. The three-man team consisted of the gunner (‘rifleman’), and two assistants, the latter carried standard Springfield M1903 rifles. The rifleman carried the BAR and a Colt M1911 as sidearm.

 

Belt, Magazine, BAR, rifleman’s, M1918

No available stock number

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The steel rifle butt cup