Does each pocket hold only one charger? The striped webbing looks very American, but I've got pics of a similar belt taken from a c. 1905 catalogue from the Mills Woven Cartridge Belt Co. of London. The text mentions that these belts were available in 60, 90, and 120 round versions (as I remember). I'll try to find the pics and reproduce the photo tonight.
This might have been an early descendant Mills's first attempt at a belt for ammunition in chargers (or was the Remington-Lee Navy belt made for chargers?). The company was trying desperately to overcome the bad reputation acquired during the Boer War, when flimsy Mills ammo bandoliers, meant to be disposable, were retained by the troops as LBE until they fell apart. The belt above has puckered pocket bottoms, an early improvement for pointy bullets, so it would seem to be later than the earliest Mills belts for US M1903 Springfields.
Last Edit: Dec 17, 2009 17:25:09 GMT -8 by Jerry Lee