MINT GUNNER’S OR ARTILLERY FUSE POUCH BELT

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Item Code: 1145-02

These simple belts were used to carry the artillery fuse pouch and frequently appear around the waist of “Number Four” in the gun crew, handling the friction primers and lanyard. This is in mint condition with excellent finish, tight stitching, supple, and with the correct incised narrow border lines. The leather a deep russet color and is the correct thickness. (We have seen a few later stirrup straps and the like altered to imitate these, but the thickness is wrong.) The buckle is a very simple roller buckle. We have seen these both with and without a “safe” sewn at the buckle end and extending behind it. This one was made without it.

The pouches are much easier to find than the belts, which were useful for everyday civilian use after the war. This one would be hard to improve upon for condition. [sr] [ph:L]

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