MILLS TAN SINGLE LOOP .30 CALIBER CARTRIDGE BELT
w/ MODEL 1886 “WHITTEMORE” PLATE – EXCELLENT SPECIMEN TO
DISPLAY WITH YOUR KRAG CARBINE OR RIFLE: This
Mills .30 Caliber Single Looped Cartridge Belt
is an outstanding example
of one of the standard issue belts of the Spanish
American War period.
The belt is in overall excellent condition, with all
fifty of the .30 caliber cartridge loops present and
complete, and none show the wear commonly found to the
edges. The tan webbing retains a strong
color, and the body of the
belt shows no wear and no damage.
Both captive brass ends are
present and firmly attached, and both are stamped with
the patent information “PAT. MILLS & ORNDORFF; AUG
26:67; JULY 31:77; DEC. 28:80; MAR. 19:89; OCT 31:93”
and “SEPT 11:94”.
Completing the belt is a
very nice Model 1886 “Whittemore” Belt Plate which is
full form with a very pleasing patina, and the two Mills
Sheet Brass Sliding Keepers.
This is an excellent specimen of one of the primary
Mills looped cartridge belts which were issued during
the Spanish American War, and one which would be
difficult to upgrade. This belt would be a very nice
addition to your collection, and one that would display
well with your Krag Carbine or Rifle. (0216) $675