roll pin belt

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by maguire, May 12, 2006.

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    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.
  7. Where can i get one of those roll pin belts from
  8. Nope
    Not there
  9. ta v much
  10. Sarge, they've definitely got them, if they aren't listed then give them a call with your waist size and they'll make one up.
  11. 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!!
  12. yep, would have to be one hell of a fat crab not to need that one tailoring.
  13. 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.