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Posted by Michaelson from on August 30, 1998 at 12:46:21:

In Reply to: Re: I Found Two Sources for Brown Web Belts posted by Laurie Jensen on August 29, 1998 at 23:22:47:

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: : : 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
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: : : 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
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: : : 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.

Laurie, I have a questions, just for my own keep saying the "brown belt", but also mention you purchased the khaki belt. They are one in the same. The khaki belts are the canvas versions that the US military no longer uses, but they still use the same color, just different material and buckle. I'll have to admit, I checked out your pages, and if those belts are the honest to goodness military spec belts, they're cheaper than dirt. My current "Quartermaster" catalog has the same belts at around $9.95, but they are listed as GI military spec. Anyhow, I was just wondering if we were talking about the same canvas khaki trouser belt with the roller buckle. Regards. Michaelson

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