Acquistitions to date at the Indy 1500 gun show:
30 British 5-pocket 5.56mm bandoleers with snaps @ 90 cents each
100 M14 stripper clips, new, @ 35 cents each
38 M16 stripper clip guides ("spoons") @ 5 cents apiece. (And yes, I mean a nickel!)
15 M14 stripper clip guides @ $2.oo each
3 M-1 Carbine stripper clips @ 5 cents apiece.
10 M16 stripper clips for 8 cents each
5 Broomhandle Mauser stripper clips @ 8 cents apiece. (No I don't have a broomhandle Mauser but you never know . . .)
2 BAR 3 pouch magazine sections for M1956 belt (probably made for early ARVN) @ 10 bucks each
1 M14 recoil spring new USGI @ 5 bucks
And that exhausted my slender resources.