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Nothing to do with this belt but I received some 30 years ago some stainless M1 Garand WWII clips. Because I didn't believe the attached story (specially made for the jungle warfare) and because the blued steel ones worked better I traded them. Never saw such clips again in Europe.
 

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Simp:

The belt in question appears to have many, but not all, of the characteristics of the US Model of 1917 Enlisted Man's Garrison Belt. The key identifier on these belts is the single line of grommets in the center of the belt. It is intended to carry two, five round pouches of .30-06 ammunition in stripper clips, and a hanger that permits mounting of the bayonet and sheath.

The inconsistent features of this belt are the shiny, stainless steel like appearance of the metal, the absence of the usual markings and the ribbed style of belt keepers which were not seen until years later. The rivets/fasteners that affix the female end of the belt are also non-standard as these belts typically had the end sewn. Accordingly, in my view this is likely a reproduction or foreign made belt, or both.

I hope that this discussion is helpful to you.

Charlie Flick
 

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Should not be a surprise that the photo is gone, this thread is 13 years old.

You are going to have to dig your belt out of the hoard and upload pictures.
Or start a new thread about yours.
The written descriptions in this thread make it sound like a common enough belt but with later version fittings and polished metal bits.
Maybe unit made or parade gear????????
 
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