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

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Barry 01 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)

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bandolier
belt
Boer war
brass
leather
pockets
studs

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