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Bandolier; c.1899-1902; 2001_739

Bandolier; c.1899-1902; 2001_739
Name/Title
Bandolier
About this object
A leather bandolier used in the WW1. A 1903 pattern, Mk 2, 50 round bandolier, likely English made. Five pouches for bullets, all closed with brass studs. 'FLDU' is carved into the belt
Date Made
c.1899-1902
Medium and Materials
leather
Measurements
53cm length x 10cm width
Subject and Association Description
leather bandolier WW1
Credit Line
Mr Pat Denison
Object Type
bandolier
Object number
2001_739

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bandolier
belt
Boer war
brass
leather
pockets
studs


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Barry01 Aug 2013 09:46 AM,UTC
Dear Kauri Museum,
This bandolier is not of Boer war vintage.
It is a 1903 pattern Mk 2 50 round bandolier from the WW1 period.
Likely English made.
(reference page 38, New Zealand Army Personal Equipment 1910-1945 by Barry and Matthew O'Sullivan)