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meddy
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RARE CAVALRY MOUNTED BREN GUN LEATHER BANDOLIER MAGAZINE CARRIER" http://r.ebay.com/Kzv6Up

dad sent it me. its a repo though

meddy

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Topic starter Posted : 16/01/2013 1:18 am
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Interesting piece of kit there.

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Posted : 16/01/2013 11:26 pm
McVickers
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Hehe, I was watching that on eBay too!

It's basically a 1903 pattern bandoleer, but for BREN mags. I think the real versions are quite rare purely because it was only cavalry issue. Anyone got a horse...?

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Posted : 17/01/2013 12:43 am
meddy
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properly came from those Indian repo makers. they always seem to like to make obscure kit

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Topic starter Posted : 17/01/2013 1:25 am
HeadShot
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Hehe, I was watching that on eBay too!

It's basically a 1903 pattern bandoleer, but for BREN mags. I think the real versions are quite rare purely because it was only cavalry issue. Anyone got a horse...?

Have you tried Tesco?



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Posted : 17/01/2013 11:00 am
 Yith
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I mentioned this to a friend and he says these were mainly used by the Indian army and originally were designed for the Madsen machine gun, though Bren mags fit.

I found an interesting article on the Madsen here:

... gun-191418. Looking at the dates on that then having an '03 style bandolier for the mags doesn't sound ridiculous at all.

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Posted : 18/01/2013 10:38 am
Chomley-Warner
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Heh, that link wasted some time while on my "work from home because it is snowing day" - which led on to waste more time reading this fascinating book 'Bullets by the Billion"
http://www.scribd.com/doc/17295889/Bullets-by-the-Billion

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Posted : 18/01/2013 12:14 pm
McVickers
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I mentioned this to a friend and he says these were mainly used by the Indian army and originally were designed for the Madsen machine gun, though Bren mags fit.

I'm a bit skeptical about the Madsen mag idea, as I've handled a real Madsen mag (albeit not one from a British service gun) and they're quite massive! I don't think they'd fit in that bandoleer.

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Posted : 19/01/2013 7:24 pm
Gadge
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we tracked down the real story on the pozzi forums. Trials item of 'packsaddlery' which never saw general issue.




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Posted : 28/01/2013 1:18 am
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