WW1 U.S. BAR Ammunition Belt

 

An unissued U.S. BAR (Browning Automatic Rifle) ammunition belt. The belt has 4 pouches for BAR magazines, a double pouch for .45 cal Colt magazines and a steel container for housing the but of the weapon when firing from the hip. They were designed for WW1 troops who advanced on enemy positions in the well known method of attack in the 1st war.The belt is marked LONG 5-18. and was manufactured in 1918.

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