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I would be interested in the leather box too. Do not think ever seen one.
Will check and see how my tripod strap is as I think it could use a replacement but frankly
I do not know how to go about getting it under the plate without removing it.
Appreciate someone who knows telling me before I buy one from OP
 

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I've been trying to get a spare parts pouch repro'd with some help from a friend of mine, but it's been about 8 years so don't hold your breath. The ID tag on my 1928 simply unscrews from the leg if your strap is held differently it may be more difficult but still doable.
 

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My strap was under a riveted name plate but came off easy after removal of the rivets. I did find a strap NOS that fits the bill. My old strap measured 21" long from buckle to the tip of the other end with nine holes for the buckle to close in. It measured just under 1" wide.

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I would be interested in the leather box too. Do not think ever seen one.
Will check and see how my tripod strap is as I think it could use a replacement but frankly
I do not know how to go about getting it under the plate without removing it.
Appreciate someone who knows telling me before I buy one from OP
The data plates were riveted on with the strap in place and when they needed to be replaced they used a much thinner leather so they could slide it in without removing the data plate which is evident on the lend lease examples we see out there. The Colt 28 tripods had screws instead of rivets which made the job of replacing the strap much easier.
 

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I have made several tripod belts with dimensions copied from an original well worn belt. For anyone interested here are the dimensions:

Total Length of strap: 23-1/2 to 24 inches
Portion folded over to accommodate the buckle Approx. 2 1/2 inches
Length of assembled belt Approx. 21 inches
Width: 1 inch
Thickness: 1/8 inch.
Adjustment holes: 9 holes starting 3 inches from the tip spaced 3/4 inch center to center.
Indexing hole (under plate) about 16- 1/2 inches from tip.
Buckle: Roller type designed for one inch strap. Finish either black paint, phosphate or oxidized brass (black). I used GI buckles originally
designed for use on the carrying strap for field telephones.
Loop to secure overhang of belt located about 3/4 inch from buckle. Loop is 5/8 inch wide.
Method of attaching buckle. Either two lines of stitching or two rivets one on either side of the loop.

I am not sure of the finish the Army used. They could have been buff leather like rifle slings. The pieces I used to make mine were died dark brown. Thickness of the belt can vary depending on how strong you want the belt to be. Mine is slightly thicker that 1/8.
 

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Wonder if OPs or BMG NOS straps can be thinned or skived a bit thinner? I have forgotten how to do it. Belt sander? I do not want to drill out my rivets
I believe a good leather shop has a machine that they can "thin out" the leather pieces. I had a guy show me one one time. They ran it through and it shaved off a set anount off the back side and left a clean cut.
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I've got a load of them in progress. Made some based on the originals I have in the collection. These are the thicker type requiring the data plate be removed and re riveted. I have the rivets and plan to get these up for sale in the next week or two.

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Box straps are easy. Those can happen but I think amish bob may still have those. The funnel.... not super interested as it looks like a pain.
 

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They'll get listed as soon as the batch is ready to ship. Have some other 1917a1 tripod things in process to help the restos that will be happening with johns forks.
 
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