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Hopefully this isnt too much of a stupid question but here goes.....

Can 30 cal links be reused after firing? or do they get distorted too much??

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yes 30cal and .50cal links can be reused as well the cloth belts.


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.....but why would you be using 30 cal metal links in a ww2 scenario?


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Why wouldn't you be using them?

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Allied use of 30 cal loose link is a post war thing. 50 cal yes, Mg's yes, 30 cal no. Cloth belts for you my lad.


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.30 cal links were used during WW2 along side cloth belts. .30 cal links came about late in the war. Steel links were prefered because cloth belts can stretch in the wet and jam up the gun. Try reading some books might help.


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and what book would you recommend? 30 cal loose link might have been conceived and "available" but show me one picture of it in use. What was the title of that book?


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Bruce Canfields book U.S Infantry Weapons of World War 11. Goverment issue collectors guide by Henri paul Enjames. TM 9-1900 Ammunition General 1944 and 1945. etc etc just a few.


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Here's some pics:

http://homepage3.nifty.com/sweeper/gun/ ... 1919a6.jpg

http://www.warcry.hu/images/posters/ful ... Leppla.jpg

http://chromatism.net/eagle/images/lewis1.jpg

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Not that it is my area of expertise but it was my understanding that disintergrating links were used in aircraft mounted .30 cals. Not sure how you would get belts to work in four gun turret on in a wing? :?

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Nice pictures thanks for that. Page 32 picture 52 'uniforms illustrated no14 US Army Uniforms Europe 1944-45. a nice picture of a 1917 watercooled using both linked and web belt.


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reddevil1311 wrote:
Not that it is my area of expertise but it was my understanding that disintergrating links were used in aircraft mounted .30 cals. Not sure how you would get belts to work in four gun turret on in a wing? :?

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Some nice pics there, but I'd still like to see a 30 cal loose link combat picture. I have no contention that 30 loose link was under developement and entered the "system" in the very late war, but unless you're reenacting a munitions factory or a US training camp you would not have experienced 30 cal link in combat. A picture of a A6 and two warbirds does not proove its date.

Please show me a period 30 cal loose link picture in combat.

As for re-using loose link shot from Lewis guns on a Warbird, well..........


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Try..........

http://www.liberatorcrew.com/Ammocans.htm

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Where did the lewis gun come into this. I think you realy do need to read some books.


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30thcammo wrote:
Where did the lewis gun come into this. I think you realy do need to read some books.


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