Posted by Laurie Jensen from proxy2.frmt1.sfba.home.com on August 29, 1998 at 23:22:47:
In Reply to: Re: I Found Two Sources for Brown Web Belts posted by The Raider on August 29, 1998 at 19:08:31:
: : I know that a lot of us have been looking for a place that sells the ever elusive brown web belt (the pants belt worn by Indy in Raiders and TOD). Anyway, I found two online surplus dealers that are selling the brown web belts with the brass roller.
: : COP.COM Army Navy Military Store
: : http://www.cqp.com
: : click online catalog, then under misc. to find the belts. Orders can be made online with their shopping cart system.
: : Swede and Sons Military Surplus
: : http://www.swedeandsons.com/
: : just click belts on the front page
: : Both places sell the belts for $2.95, plus S/H.
: : The irony of this situation is two-fold: I just bought a brown web belt at a flea market, and I wasn't even looking for web belts! Oh, well, at least the rest of you can benefit.
: : Hope this helps.
: Any army surplus store will suppply a web belt.
: Even in Edmonton (for those of you from Canada) there are several army surplus stores where not only the web belts but also the brown satchel we all know and love is available.
While it's true that you can find web belts at any surplus store, brown web belts are very hard to come by, at least here in the states. I bought a tan and a khaki belt at a nearby surplus store, but they looked at me like I was crazy when I asked if they had any brown belts. I searched many online services (some were Canadian) and only these places listed above sell the brown belts. I know many people on this board have had difficulty finding brown belts, probably because the U.S. military stopped using this color a long time ago. At any rate, I just thought I would pass on what I found for those who are still looking.
As for the bag, don't get me started! I've had an incredibly hard time coming up with a measly Mk VII. My messages on the Militaria want ad board have been completely ignored and there aren't any local dealers that sell militaria in my area. I've had three sales of the bag fall through because the dealers didn't know what bag they had. Then, I finally found a dealer advertising Mk VII bags at a fairly cheap price and ordered two. Today the bags came, and they were Mk VI issue, the previous gas mask series, with an incorrect double flap on the back. So now I have to find out if he has any Mk VII bags that I can swap for these.
Did I mention that I don't bother to play lotto?
Laurie, who really isn't that frustrated, lol.
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