roll pin belt

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#1
this may be a bit of a bone question, but I've acquired an unmodified roll pin belt, and was wondering what the best (if there is such a thing) way to set it up to use it in place of a standard plce belt was - thank you in advance.
 
#2
Take the belt and roll-pin to your local 'Stitch' (unit equipment repairer or civ equivalent) and they will cut off the belt ends to size and stitch the roll-pin in its place.
 
#3
ooooh thats so early 80's, still works better though.
 
#4
Why do you want a roll pin belt, they are ages old from the days of '58 but more adjustable in the field.

PLCE has the added bonus of easy fastening/unfastening and is easily adjustable.

Why the roll pin?
 
#5
Roll pins are much stronger. The issue plastic buckles shatter/break.

(edit) Plus the dude's got one already, might as well use it...
 
#6
Plastic ones can also become unclipped or damaged if you spend a lot of time on your belt-buckle and roll-pins can be better to wear with CBA. There are pros and cons of each, it's only a belt FFS, wear what you find comfortable.

If you have the roll pin, after it's been adjusted/tightened, thread the loose end back through the last bit of the roll-pin. If the webbing has to be removed in a hurry (eg casualty drills) then it will be quickly unfastened by simply pulling the loose-end.
 
#13
Sarge said:
Where can i get one of those roll pin belts from
47 Air Despatch use them for rigging MSP's, especially ammo resups. I "aqquired" loads years ago whilst rigging and am still selling them on ebay for £15 a pop - cheers easy!!
 
#15
I think that was always one of the problems with these belts!!!!! :D

I think it was traditionally an airbourne thing, because they had easier access to the belts.
 
#17
From a personal point of view I wore one because once the old 58 belt was soaking wet through it tended to shrink a bit and get tight on my ample girth but with the roll pin belt it was problem solved and yes we did all pinch them on rigging courses! Cheers JATE!
 
#18
chocolate_frog said:
Why do you want a roll pin belt, they are ages old from the days of '58 but more adjustable in the field.

PLCE has the added bonus of easy fastening/unfastening and is easily adjustable.

Why the roll pin?
well because its ALLY AS F*CK for one thing.

i didnt bother with the tailored belt i just stuck my pouches on it.

works a charm

30 inch waist (just) with 5 utility pouches Bayonet frog and one double ammo pouch.
 
#19
red_phos said:
chocolate_frog said:
Why do you want a roll pin belt, they are ages old from the days of '58 but more adjustable in the field.

PLCE has the added bonus of easy fastening/unfastening and is easily adjustable.

Why the roll pin?
well because its ALLY AS F*CK for one thing.

i didnt bother with the tailored belt i just stuck my pouches on it.

works a charm

30 inch waist (just) with 5 utility pouches Bayonet frog and one double ammo pouch.
I remember those days too!
 

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