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    Post by Wolverine Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:17 pm

    This belt is clearly patterned after a GI BAR magazine belt. I suspect, based on the hardware, canvas, and colour, that it may be Greek or Italian. I have seen at least one identical example with faked "ME Co 1944 - British Made" markings, so someone has tried to pass off postwar belts as a scarce wartime British-made item. This one has no markings.

    I have seen, and own, other variants of Greek-made belts, but I am leaning toward Italy on this one. Any thoughts?

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    Post by abefroman Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:45 am

    How about Korean maybe?
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    Post by Wolverine Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:33 pm

    I can't say yes or no for certain, but I can't see any features that stand out as ROK.
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    Post by Wolverine Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:38 pm

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    Post by ripcord Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:04 pm

    I lean towards Italian.
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    Post by Wolverine Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:09 pm

    My verdict now is Greek - I have recently purchased a 10-pocket cartridge belt out of Greece with the same snap fasteners and essentially similar webbing.
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    Post by abefroman Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:07 pm

    Thanks for the update!
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    Post by Wolverine Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:56 pm

    abefroman wrote:Thanks for the update!

    See also post #33 here: https://iacmc.forumotion.com/t10027p25-greek-army-webbing#98106

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