$349.50

SKU: FR11064 Categories: , Product ID: 23116

Description

BANDOLIER & AMMO POUCHES – WWI ERSATZ IMPERIAL RUSSIAN: BANDOLIER IS MADE OF COARSE WOVEN HEMP CLOTH, 6 POCKETS WITH LARGE FLAP THAT HOLDS THE CARTRIDGES IN THE BANDOLIER, ALL KINDS OF RUSSIAN MARKING ON EXTERIOR WITH WHAT LOOKS LIKE A PERSONAL ID IN PENCIL. ONE OF THE MARKED OUT BLOCK STAMPS (DONE WHEN REISSUED) SHOWS PART OF A 1917 DATE. WITH IT ARE TWO CLIP POUCHES MADE OF SAME MATERIAL WHICH HAVE TWO VERTICAL SLITS IN THE FABRIC ON THE BACK SIDE TO SLIDE ONTO THE INFANTRY BELT CLIPS. A CLOTH STRAP CLOSURE STRAP CROSSES OVER THE TOP TO SECURE THE CLIPS IN THE POUCHES ONE POUCH HAS A SIMPLE MOLDED CLOSURE BUTTON, THE OTHER A LARGE BRASS RUSSIAN IMPERIAL BUTTON DARK WITH AGE. VERY SIMPLY MADE FOR WARTIME EXPEDIENCY, ALL ORIGINAL, EXC CONDITION, RATHER RARE.