I had this posted on another forum but did not get much info so I thought I’d try here.
I recently got two 30-06 bandoliers as part of a trade and know nothing and I mean nothing about them other then the rounds are 30-06 and on 5 round brass stripper clips. OK, here is what I got:
I think the first bandolier is pre WW-1 I believe as there are 8 clips with ammo marked FA 2-16 and one clip with ammo marked FA 8-15 one of the pockets is empty but the other five pockets have the heavy cardboard holders that are divided into compartments to hold the bullets. Some of the rounds have green oxidation. Three pictures attached.
The second bandolier I believe is pre WW-2, it is full, 60 round and they are marked FA 40, no month. Each pocket has the cardboard holder and the rounds are in great shape, no corrosion. Two pictures attached.
There are no marks anywhere on the bandoliers or packing slips in the pockets. Is there any way to tell the history and value of the bandoliers?