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hybrid woven cartridge belt???
Nov 16th, 2016 at 5:10pm
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This rather nice .45-70 (45 loop) woven cartridge belt recently sold on ebay for a reasonable price.

The seller thought it might have been made by Mills, but, it lacks any markings.

To me, it appears to be a Hurlburt made belt, based on the 'unmarked' Brass End/Adjusters. (This type of End with small gauge 'closed wire' seems distinctive of Hurlburt belts.

However, the cartridge loops appear to be woven into the belt and not sewn on. The 'woven loop' is usually regarded as a proprietary process that was fiercely guarded by the Mills Company.

This belt is to me a strange 'hybrid'. Any Thoughts or Ideas???

Does anyone know what the 'Russell and Gilbert Loom' belts look like?

This belt is an enigma to me. (If I had been home, I would have bid on it).
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Re: hybrid woven cartridge belt???
Reply #1 - Nov 16th, 2016 at 5:41pm
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FWIW -  A photo contrasting Mills 'woven loop' (top) with Hurlburt 'sewn on loop'. (From my collection).
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Re: hybrid woven cartridge belt???
Reply #2 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 12:27am
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Hello Fellow Krag Lovers,

A few days ago I was helping a friend put away some items in his conex shipping container when I happened to notice this cartridge belt sitting in a wooden box.

My friend didn't know where it came from and had know clue about it's history.

I asked my friend if he was willing to part with it and he said "go ahead and take it my friend!"

Searching the KCA forum I came across BR's post

It's very similar in that it has 45 loops and is unmarked.

Just wondering if anyone had anymore input?

Here's a link to ebay which currently has another similar cartridge belt listed:

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