Bandolier (7.62 X 51 mm)
There has been a lot of discussion
about this bandoleer as I had it previously labeled as being
Dutch as it was found in an typical Dutch ammunition can and
was filled with Dutch stripper clips (H)
loaded with German 'DAG' marked ball ammunition dated
After talking with a couple
of Collectors in the Netherlands the consensus is the bandoliers
were sourced from somewhere else and in fact the entire contents
of the ammunition can were probably put together by a third party
for an order to Tanzania (shipping address on the can).
I have however managed to find pics in a photocopy
of the Belgium Army manual for the FAL rifle in which is shows
a 50 round, 5 pocket bandolier which matches the design of this
Material: Light weight cotton.
Colour: Dark green.
connection: Sewn both ends.
area: 100 x 478
of shoulder strap:
944 mm. (longest side)
No. of Pockets: 5.