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    Post by michelwijnand Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:09 pm

    So the first pic actually shows Garand belts worn, no idea where in the gear system that comes in, but the US suspenders are worn with it too.
    Might the 2nd pic be the illustration you mentioned before?

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    Post by michelwijnand Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:12 pm

    Another few pics of the vertical camo that was worn by some Marines unit, but worn with M71 webbing.

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    Post by Wolverine Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:12 pm

    Thanks for the update and the photos - very helpful. It looks like they are using a bunch of different belts.
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    Post by michelwijnand Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:29 pm

    Yeah it seems like at least some officers had LC-1 belts or copies of it maybe
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    Post by Wolverine Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:56 am

    And now I will complicate the matter further by adding yet another type of belt - a Greek version of the USMC M1961 belt.
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    Post by gus Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:03 pm

    Wolverine wrote:And now I will complicate the matter further by adding yet another type of belt - a Greek version of the USMC M1961 belt.
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    oh yes..!!! the greek M61 Belt for the Greek Navy M14 rifles....
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    Post by gus Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:06 pm

    gus wrote:
    Wolverine wrote:And now I will complicate the matter further by adding yet another type of belt - a Greek version of the USMC M1961 belt.
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    oh yes..!!! the greek M61 Belt for the Greek Navy M14 rifles....
    i have seen also Greek belt with davis buckle..!!! was made of steel not aluminium like the US davis...greeks used and copied almost everything...
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    Post by gus Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:42 pm

    michelwijnand wrote:So the first pic actually shows Garand belts worn, no idea where in the gear system that comes in, but the US suspenders are worn with it too.
    Might the 2nd pic be the illustration you mentioned before?

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    they Greeks look like the contemporary Portuguese commandos soldiers of the Anglola/mozanvique colonial wars!!! very similar uniforms & gear...
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:03 am

    gus wrote:
    Wolverine wrote:And now I will complicate the matter further by adding yet another type of belt - a Greek version of the USMC M1961 belt.
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    oh yes..!!! the greek M61 Belt for the Greek Navy M14 rifles....

    Do you know if they used the US made pouches?
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:45 am

    Wolverine wrote:
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    Wolverine wrote:And now I will complicate the matter further by adding yet another type of belt - a Greek version of the USMC M1961 belt.
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    oh yes..!!! the greek M61 Belt for the Greek Navy M14 rifles....

    Do you know if they used the US made pouches?
    yes...they used the US made pouches...the belts were greek but some originals US also were did you find this belt??? very rare..i have only seen 7 or 8 pieces all this years and in horrible condition...i have one somewere very salty...yours is super mint..!!! great score!
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:09 pm

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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:11 pm

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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:11 pm

    Actually, I found the belt in Belgium a number of years ago. I didn't realize that it was such a scarce item.
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:45 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Actually, I found the belt in Belgium a number of years ago. I didn't realize that it was such a scarce item.

    you live in belgium?!!!..there are some great antique militaria shops there i'v heard...i'v ordered some uniforms by mail 2 or 3 times over the years...prices were logical too..
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:03 pm

    No, I am Canadian, but I have travelled to Belgium fairly often. I agree, there are quite a few decent militaria shops around Belgium, and the Netherlands too for that matter.
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    Post by Wolverine Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:04 pm

    Recently I found these three-cell magazine pouches.
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:28 pm

    Wolverine wrote:Recently I found these three-cell magazine pouches.
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    this is the special M71 pouches set rig for the infantry squad support weapon FN FALO & the belt is the older Greek WWII US copy M66 for marines & paratroopers a pre-M71 system belt...the later M71 had the later vietnam style ball buckle...great set you'v got there..!!! nice condition too
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:08 pm

    michelwijnand wrote:Another few pics of the vertical camo that was worn by some Marines unit, but worn with M71 webbing.

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    great pics Michelwijnand!!! were did you find them..???they are not in the internet...
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:26 pm

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    Post by michelwijnand Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:59 pm

    Gus, I don't remember where I've found all of them, some probably came from a facebook page about camouflage uniforms, others may have come from a Greek contact, not sure.
    And thanks for mentioning the difference between the M66 and M71 belts, Wolverine and I were talking about what belt would be for that set before, and now we have that definite way of ID-ing the Greek made version at least.
    And when I saw the verticl camo for the first time I even thought it was something Portoguese until I read the description the owner of the uniform typed with it, the overall look with gear is very similar too.
    And that vertical weave belt, is it nylon? Looks like it could be from the late type M71 gear which was fully nylon made.
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:37 pm

    michelwijnand wrote:Gus, I don't remember where I've found all of them, some probably came from a facebook page about camouflage uniforms, others may have come from a Greek contact, not sure.
    And thanks for mentioning the difference between the M66 and M71 belts, Wolverine and I were talking about what belt would be for that set before, and now we have that definite way of ID-ing the Greek made version at least.
    And when I saw the verticl camo for the first time I even thought it was something Portoguese until I read the description the owner of the uniform typed with it, the overall look with gear is very similar too.
    And that vertical weave belt, is it nylon? Looks like it could be from the late type M71 gear which was fully nylon made.

    the vertical camo is an old marine pattern...never worn by the paratroopers or any other infantry unit...the vertical weave belt is nylon yes...so is a late pattern...yes the old greek uniforms and gear look alot like old portuguese..!!! sometimes in international sites they sell them as portuguese or old french not necessarily intentionally but just by mistake...
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:45 pm

    michelwijnand wrote:Gus, I don't remember where I've found all of them, some probably came from a facebook page about camouflage uniforms, others may have come from a Greek contact, not sure.
    And thanks for mentioning the difference between the M66 and M71 belts, Wolverine and I were talking about what belt would be for that set before, and now we have that definite way of ID-ing the Greek made version at least.
    And when I saw the verticl camo for the first time I even thought it was something Portoguese until I read the description the owner of the uniform typed with it, the overall look with gear is very similar too.
    And that vertical weave belt, is it nylon? Looks like it could be from the late type M71 gear which was fully nylon made.

    i remember in my military service some soldiers had this greek belt also..a M71 with british buckle...it was pretty common back in the late 80sGreek Army webbing - Page 3 S-l50010
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    Post by gus Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:11 pm

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    Post by Wolverine Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:24 am

    It is meant to fit the British style belt?
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    Post by Wolverine Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:33 am

    gus wrote:
    michelwijnand wrote:Gus, I don't remember where I've found all of them, some probably came from a facebook page about camouflage uniforms, others may have come from a Greek contact, not sure.
    And thanks for mentioning the difference between the M66 and M71 belts, Wolverine and I were talking about what belt would be for that set before, and now we have that definite way of ID-ing the Greek made version at least.
    And when I saw the verticl camo for the first time I even thought it was something Portoguese until I read the description the owner of the uniform typed with it, the overall look with gear is very similar too.
    And that vertical weave belt, is it nylon? Looks like it could be from the late type M71 gear which was fully nylon made.

    i remember in my military service some soldiers had this greek belt also..a M71 with british buckle...it was pretty common back in the late 80sGreek Army webbing - Page 3 S-l50010

    How about a vertical weave nylon belt with British-type buckle? How many different variants are out there?
    (The cotton one above looks very similar also to a Belgian belt...)
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