Ok guys, I need your help....
I need to know the value of an Original Garand Ammo Belt with suspenders...
It is Green and has multiple pockets for Clips full of Ammo all the way around...
What is it worth ???
Presuming you mean suspender straps I would guess the one you describe is post WW II. The Garand belt has three separate pieces two of which contain ammo pockets (right and left side) the third is a connector belt strap that allows for waist size adjustment. Some pouches have a total of 8 pockets (early), some have 10 (later). On the average they go for around $70 but actual range is from $35 to $150+. There are many reproductions available on the market that demand similiar prices so beware.
Are there any markings on it? The straps that are on it, do they have brass or steel clips that clip through the holes? Those straps may be marked too. I have one that was "re-dyed" green later in the war. I also have one set that is 1943 dated and stamped "British Made" but they are USGI.
Well, It appears to be an OD green 10-pocket M1923 cartridge belt and M1936 field suspenders....
I bought it for 15.00 today...Reproductions sell for 170.00 I found out, so I figure I got a deal.
The Belt has Brass snapdots,and the date and Maker are worn off,this dude saw combat... the suspenders are Khaki in the back and light OD green in the front.
Anyone who pays $170 for the repro Garand belts I have seen is an idiot! Not good quality and wrong material so they don't look right at 25 feet.
Most are priced at under $100.
Green BAR, Garand belts & suspenders came out in 1943, but were slow to make it to the front.
A good condition Garand belt - whether WW 2 or Korean War(no inside snap straps in each pocket) will bring an easy $75. The suspenders, if marked, will bring $25-50.
You did very well - $100+/- for $15. Go give him another $20 - in appreciation for his service you can tell him.
I do Better than That, I volunteer a lot of time for him and his household. Including Computer Maintenance, Plumbing, Hauling and burning Garbage , and other things as needed....We both get a good deal this way!
Hey Moose congrads on getting a rare piece of history. My friend just bought a repo belt(no suspenders) and paid about $40.00. He also found a cleaning kit for an M-1 it fits on the belt and has an alum. handle its from ww-2 and its not the one that goes in the stock. The handle is a T handle its in ex. shape.
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