Author Topic: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?  (Read 465 times)

Offline Lord Eoin MacKenzie

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 I am looking for Ideas for a 7mm Mauser Chilean carbine and/or M-92 in 45colt.  Usefull as a scout setup.   Any suggstions?
I have a pistol and holster that I can modify/ or re- dye if needed.  Please make suggestions.

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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 06:52:11 AM »
Perhaps something like this ?  1st. photo
that would solve the loop diameter difference.

I made this one for my Krag and 1895 , I'd solve the 45 Colt diameter difference with this G. Gaylord cartridge box.
I also use the box for my C96 stripper clipped rounds.

Flinch Morningwood  just completed a canvas loop belt with both size loops.
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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 12:40:03 PM »
Interesting that both rounds will have very similar body diameters. You could use a bandolier with tight loops for both rounds?
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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 02:42:35 PM »
I don't have any 7mm rounds to try it on, but I would think anything made for the .303, etc. would work.  If the loops are too tight the rounds are a real bear to get out.
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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2021, 06:48:04 PM »
For what it may add to the discussion, U.S.-made Mills bandoliers for .30-40 Krag cartidges worked very nicely for .303 cartridges during the Boer War, without modification, since the cartridge dimensions were so similar ...

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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2021, 07:22:45 PM »
I have one of the WPG web bandoleers and it fits .303 great.

If I were handy I would buy one of the WPG and use it as a basis for a custom set up. 
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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2021, 11:27:05 PM »
I bought one of the 100-round "double tube" bandoliers ... but of course who wants to carry that much weight while just playing a game?  I've also got one of the more recent woven loop bandoliers, which is really nice.

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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2021, 07:09:13 AM »
I would also toss out Wolf Ears Equipment. 

https://www.wolfearsequipment.com/

He can do some mild customizing for the list price.  He will be making me a "explorer" belt.  Basically a  revolver/rifle belt for .45 pistol and .30 rifle ammo.  You might want to shoot him an email.

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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 12:30:08 PM »
The 7mm x57 has the same basic body dimension as the .30-06. HST I figure any .30-40/.303 cartridge loops will do.
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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2021, 03:27:14 PM »
I'm still planning on making one of these:

https://rsacollectables.com/2015/03/22/south-african-boer-war-mauser-leather-bandolier-valued-at-70/


To use with 6.5X55 for a Boer War outfit. Project got put on the back burner when it turned out I couldn't get away to go to the match I planned it for. Lots of images out there of these being used with early Mausers with stripper clips. Also lots of pictures from the Mexican Revolution showing them. I don't know of anyone making them outside of South Africa, and with the current situation there, probably none available.

Got all the stuff, just no time yet.

The 7mm x57 has the same basic body dimension as the .30-06. HST I figure any .30-40/.303 cartridge loops will do.
.303, 30-40 are a bit slimmer than 30-06, but that's a good thing, since there's no rim on your 7mm to keep them from going too deep.

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Re: looking for info on belts/bandoleers for 7mm Mauser & 45colt ammo?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2021, 06:12:31 PM »
I will second the nomination of Wolf Ears Equipmen, particularly for a "one off" item ...

In the course of developing my NWMP impression kit, I decided I wanted a Mills-type cartridge belt like the 200 "olive drab" cartridge belts acquired by the Force from Orndorff in 1885, which were the same pattern as a belt then being tried by the US Navy.  (Apparently this Navy pattern was suitable  for the NWMP because it was made for .50-70 rifle cartridges, so the loops were just right for the NWMP's .45-75 rifle cartridge ... which is effectively a necked-down .50 cal. case.)  These belts had loops for .45 calibre revolver cartridges also ... again a good fit for the .450 Adams, .455 Enfield and even .44 Russian cartridges chambered in the various NWMP sidearms.

I got in touch with Stan at Wolf Ears, and he produced the lovely item seen at the bottom of this composite image -



I am nowhere near as slim as the dapper Constable... thus the greater expanse between the buckle and the cartridge loops ...  ::)

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