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BORSETTI

Here is a belt with a snake-shaped closure, I don't know the model, there is a regimental mark B 26 I 02 or 201 ? a date 18? manufacturer London the rest illigible and WD marking. Welcome to the experts, cordialy.

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Acknown

Not my area, but I found this:

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BORSETTI

I couldn't find anything on the internet, maybe a canadian variant ?

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T8HANTS

possibly Victorian Rifle Voluteer

 

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FROGSMILE
18 hours ago, T8HANTS said:

possibly Victorian Rifle Voluteer

 

There are no sliders so not rifles pattern Slade-Wallace.  I think it’s Canadian Oliver pattern.  Perhaps @4thGordonscan confirm?  See: https://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/boer/boerwarequipment_e.html

 

 

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BORSETTI

it would be a belt of battalions of volunteers that clarifies the mystery , an idea of regimental markings ?

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Chasemuseum

This appears to be the pouch belt used with the 1880 accoutrements for Naval Service - landing parties. List of changes 3969; The Mk I belt.

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The pattern was modified in 1888 with the belt reinforced with rivets as stitching tended to rot in service. This was the Mk II belt.

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This equipment was nominally replaced by a new naval pattern in 1901, however existing stocks were to be used up and appear in several photos during WW1

 

There were several configurations of this equipment as it was first used with the .450M-H cartridge and latter with the .303 cartridge. Below is from a naval manual showing it set up for the Lee-Metford Mk II rifle. Note that the water bottle is the Mk II blue enamel steel bottle in a navy carrier. The RN did not adopt the Mk III or Mk IV water bottles. The 1901 equipment used the Mk V bottle and latter the Mk VI. There are numerous photos of naval troops in Belgium in 1914 with the 1901 equipment and the Mk V bottle.

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Royal Australian navy personnel on Parade in Sydney in 1916

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Newfoundland Naval Reservists during WW1 (date unknown)

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So this equipment set was used during WW1, although they would have been mostly with the Mk II belt rather than the Mk I. Given the navy's policy of using equipment until worn out, Mk I belts could still have seen service.

Cheers

Ross T

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BORSETTI

Hello, thank you very much for identifying my belt, :D, can we identify the regiment ?

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10 minutes ago, BORSETTI said:

Hello, thank you very much for identifying my belt, :D, can we identify the regiment ?

No “regiment”?  It’s Royal Navy, as worn by naval landing parties fighting ashore.  Chasemuseum has explained above.

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