🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Browning Machine Gun stamped piece

PalmettoDigger27

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Interesting piece stamped

BROWNING
Machine Gun Belt
Model Of 1917

What the heck did I find?
 

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Charlie P. (NY)

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It's a metal strip that was affixed to canvas machine gun belts (linked ammunition strips) so that the gunner could feed a new belt through the action to start the feed into the breech.

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It's a metal strip that was affixed to canvas machine gun belts (linked ammunition strips) so that the gunner could feed a new belt through the action to start the feed into the breech.

MODEL-1917-BROWNING-30-06-CANVAS-AMMO-BELT-100RDS_1620265057_2473.jpg

Browning_Heavy_Machine_Gun%2C_water_cooled%2C_M1917%2C_1918%2C_WWI_%2832916860696%29.jpg
Wow, I was strictly thinking about a part on the gun itself. What a surprise.
 
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