MG belt carrier


#1

Inside there are “IVI 68” linked blanks (with “DAQ” stamp on the links). So I assume the carrier and the linked cartridges do not match. This shoulder carrier looks military style but the box confuses me, So, is this a Canadian belt in an American military issue carrier?


#2

Looks like the pouch is for use with the M60 machine gun and 7.62x51mm (.308) ammo, but the ammo and links are .30-06 linked for the .30 caliber Browning machine guns M1917, M1919, so they were not always married like this.
The IVI and DAQ are Canadian markings.


#3

Blanks are Cal. .30 M1909, IVI ( Industries Valcartier Industries ( French-English HS…Canada)
and the Links are DAQ ( Dominion Arsenal Quebec, fore-runner of IVI).

The Bandoleer/Pouch is US 7,62 Nato, Lake City, Nothing to do with the Box of Blanks except commonality of Box size.

Doc AV


#4

The cloth is referred to as an M4 bandoleer.
Agreed the contents and bandoleer do not match.
If you want a nice brand new empty one with internal box, I sell them for $7 delivered.

Joe