Bandolier

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by TKH, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. TKH

    TKH Guest

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    Does anyone know the original purpose of the safety pin that is attached to the strap of the Garand bandoliers? I just bought some, they all have the safety pins, and I have no idea why.
     
  2. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    no one seems to know for sure. i think is purpose was to pin the bandaleer to the clothing so it wouldnt flop around during the rigors of combat. my opinion anyhow.:confused:
     

  3. flyboy1592

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    Its to adjust to the size of the shooter:assult:
     
  4. Stock Doc

    Stock Doc G&G Evangelist

    Flyboy is right as some guys were shorter and also this way you could tighten it up to not get caught up in you're other gear. Its a easy adjustment and good for picking splinter also hehehehehehe. Rick B
     
  5. shockwalter

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    Does anyone have any bandoliers marked M14 API that they would be willing to part with. I just received as a gift a bandolier of API from 1953 but they are in a M25 tracer bandolier.
     
  6. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    the pin would be under allot of strain if that was done, wouldn't it???