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.30 ammo belts

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info required on .30 ammo, can anyone remember, how long a box of .30 in canvas belts was good to use once the box seals were opened, IE NI and Cyprus. The images are pics of ammo belts found in the M50 under going restoration at Eden Camp.

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Nice find, was the M50 in Canadian ownership at one time as the C broad arrow mark is a Canadian ownership mark.

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Thank you for your reply, we aren't sure of the vehs history prior to use by the IDF then SLA, as we remove more kit and paint, more pointers are found.

 

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The maker SCC Ltd is an unidentified manufacturer but every sample found has been dated 43/44 and has the Canadian ownership mark. It’s possible the Israeli Army purchased .30 cal ammo from Canada but they converted their 1919A4s to 7.62mm with disintegrating links and 225/230 round fabric belts made in I think Holland. This conversion occurred around the same time as NATO adopted the new round. It may be useful to see if that fits in with your timeline.

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