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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2017, 01:40:33 PM »
Check with El Paso Saddlery, or Tom Wilder at Williston, North Dakota
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2017, 02:00:00 PM »
Did somebody say Mills belts? (Sorry to be so long in posting my pix.) I got a few.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2017, 02:08:53 PM »
I was afraid of that.  Found his website hunting a 1911-pattern campaign hat, which is proving an oddly elusive animal.  There's plenty of later models out there but not a whole lot that'll work for the Pershing's expedition and WWI. 
Check with Steffan Baker at Prairie Flower Leather Co. Ord NE 308-730-0746 I just found out the other day that he's making early campaign hats.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2017, 04:42:21 PM »
Sorry.  I was going to post pictures of one he made for the Marine Corps, but I accidentally deleted them from my camera.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2017, 10:41:32 PM »
I was very fortunate when I bought my Mills Belt.  I was looking around on e-bay of all places and saw one described as a Mills Belt "style"  I took a chance and was able to get an original Blue Mills Belt for less than $70.00 and it is in very good shape.  It is a double row one that will hold 100 cartridges.
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Re: Mills Belt
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2017, 09:46:04 AM »
Check with Steffan Baker at Prairie Flower Leather Co. Ord NE 308-730-0746 I just found out the other day that he's making early campaign hats.

Hi Jerry

Wool or Fur Felt?

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #26 on: July 04, 2017, 01:17:39 PM »
Wool.  The originals of the ones he makes were wool.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 09:27:36 PM »
The first batch of WPG's double row .30 belts are finishing production.  They look to be Khaki Cavalry belts.  Both Khaki and Blue infantry will follow as well as Blue Cavalry.  Eureka Arsenal is defunct for all practical purposes.  He makes a few things every now and then  as he can or wants to (hats) but his health will not allow him to make the belts nor leggings anymore

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2017, 09:48:11 PM »
Chris,

Any word on when the 45 caliber belts will be available?

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2017, 05:09:50 AM »
Chris,

Any word on when the 45 caliber belts will be available?

They are currently available.

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2017, 05:51:39 AM »
The first batch of WPG's double row .30 belts are finishing production.  They look to be Khaki Cavalry belts.  Both Khaki and Blue infantry will follow as well as Blue Cavalry.  Eureka Arsenal is defunct for all practical purposes.  He makes a few things every now and then  as he can or wants to (hats) but his health will not allow him to make the belts nor leggings anymore

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It's really too bad, because Jim made excellent stuff.  Love the Krag sling he made.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #31 on: July 05, 2017, 05:58:53 AM »
They are currently available.
Where?  I can't find them on the website or on e-Bay.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #32 on: July 05, 2017, 07:21:07 AM »
Niederlander,
I can't find them either and I have looked on the WPG site and eBay also.

Grenadier,
If you are referring to the sewn looped Mills belts then, yes, he has them available. We are looking for the belts that are all woven.

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2017, 07:29:56 AM »

Grenadier,
If you are referring to the sewn looped Mills belts then, yes, he has them available. We are looking for the belts that are all woven.

Chris

According to Jerry, you are going to have to wait a bit then.

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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #34 on: July 05, 2017, 07:51:07 AM »
Where are the sewn loop belts?  I can't even find those.
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Re: Mills Belt
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2017, 09:24:41 AM »
Niederlander,

Email Jerry directly, he has not posted them to his site or ebay yet.

 

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