Bandolier, 50 rounds (Mark II)

Bandolier, 50 rounds (Mark II), Pattern 1905.

Bandolier, 50 rounds (Mark II), 27 Nov 1905, is an ammunition bandolier developed for British infantry and artillery. The bandolier has five pockets, each of which holds 10 rounds of .303 British Lee-Enfield Mk.7 ammunition in two 5 round chargers. The bandolier is curved to fit the shoulder, and it has a small steadying strap which fits around the pattern 1903 waistbelt. The Mk. II bandolier differs from its predecessor, the Bandolier, 50 rounds (Mark I), in that it has a simple buckle. Similarly, an upgraded Bandolier, 90 rounds (Mark II) was developed for cavalry and mounted infantry.