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    HELP NEEDED TO IDENTIFY 30 CAL LINKS

    Hello All:
    Have two different kinds of links need identification.
    If anyone knows, i sure would appreciate input
    Thanks

    Haris

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    They look like M13 links. The type used on M60s, 191C5s, M240s, MiniGuns, and such. But the links pictured are installed backwards on the ammo. The tail on the link should be in the extractor rim notch, not on the shoulder. As far as the M13 links with holes vs the ones without holes....I have used them both and on the same belt of ammo. It seems to make no difference in feeding.

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    The bottom ones are M13 (95% sure) installed upside down; as Chris said, the "tail snaps into the rim. I don't know about the top ones.

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    This should help.

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    what are they worth about?

    Trying to help a friend who has a few thousand

    Thanks for the help!
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    Apex was selling 50 "very good" M13 links for $2. These are not a high demand item. If someone handed you $40 for a five gallon pail full, consider yourself lucky.

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    Not that it's needed since so many 1919 links are out in the wild,
    but I've read if you cut the rimlock leg off the M13 links they can be used in a 1919.

    Never tried it though.

    Links are so cheap most of us with beltfeds have 30 or so ammo cans already linked and buckets of links waiting on more ammo and cans.

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    On a 1919, are the feed pawls different for cloth belts than metallic links

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladesmith1 View Post
    On a 1919, are the feed pawls different for cloth belts than metallic links
    No

    but it's wise to have a stainless feed cover for the links since they will dig the bottom of the feed feed plate.

    Belts don't do that due to being cloth.

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    Both M13 links - some have holes and some do not
    No difference in functionality
    Not worth much - maybe ~$30/1000
    They are kinda bulky & heavy to ship
    Prob <2k would fit in a large flat rate box
    Lol, yeah, I keep em in 5G pails...

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