Machine gun canvas made pouches. Right side pouch, early version 1942 marked and still in very good condition. The pouch was first implemented in 1938 when the new machine gun weapon was introduced for the squad leader " Gruppenfuhrer ".
Further developments and improvements and the need for a cheaper mass produced weapon resulted in the introduction of the MP40 in April 1940. Pouches came in the sets of two with each pouch having 3 individual cells for single 32 round magazines. One left and one right pouch.
A wide variety of different materials, colors and designs was used throughout the war. Leather, canvas, rayon and metal were the main. Components in the manufacture of the pouches. On the rear leather strap part it's marked nms or hms? And year 1942 and also Waffenamt code with eagle.Eagle slightly visible in the bottom from the last photo. The D-ring in the upper corner indicates the earlier years of production and it was made like that up until 42. I will upload more detailed pics soon, thanks for patience. Check also other items I've listed.. The item "WW2 GERMAN MP40 POUCHES Canvas 1942 MARKED Wehrmacht Waffen machine gun ORIGINAL" is in sale since Thursday, December 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Field Gear". The seller is "bunker_king" and is located in Milano. This item can be shipped worldwide.