Cal .22 for MG Training


#1

During WWII, Cal .30 machine guns were converted to permit the use of Cal .22 ammunition (22 LR) for training purposes. One such conversion permitted the use of a conventional fabric belt. A primary component of the conversion was a Cal .22 Cartridge Holder . Photo on left shows the 3 parts of the unit. Clip, Belt Adapter, and Shell Holder. Next to them is an assembled unit with a Cal .22 cartridge in the Shell Holder. Photo on right shows two of the Cartridge Holders clipped in a belt. In use, the Shell Holder is extracted from the Belt Adapter and fed into the chamber for firing. The Belt Adapter remained in the belt, for re-use with a loaded Shell Holder.

Collectors will often find individual parts of a Cal .22 Cartridge Holder and not realize what they are. Now you know.


#2

Thanks, I have the shell holder and did not know how it was put together, now to find the other two pieces. Vic


#3

agreed…a simple/perfect lesson (for me) as I am sure I have passed over that info in a reference, but value a short description w/ photo

thanks

(now I need chunk of belt to put in my drawer !)