These were issued to all personnel who utilized the weapon throughout the war. In August 1938 the German army adopted the newly developed MP38. It was heavily used by infantrymen, paratroopers, platoon and squad leaders on the Eastern and Western Front.
Further developments and improvements and the need for a cheaper mass produced weapon resulted in the introduction of the MP40 in April 1940. From 1940 to 1945, an estimated 1.1 million were produced by Erma Werke. Individuals equipped with the MP38/40 were issued a pair of specially designed ammo pouches which each held three thirty-two round magazines.Made of lightweight canvas and leather, this MP38/MP40 Ammo Pouch is in SUPERB unused condition! Found in old storage approx. Here are some slight marks, stains and wear, however it is VERY SOLID, with no damage! The reverse is marked very faintly marked, "MP38 u 40", along with a manufacture code and date stamp of 1944.
GAURANTEED 100% ORIGINAL, it w. Ould be a PERFECT addition to any collection, restoration project or simply for display!
Most of my items are vintage, and as such are AS-IS, so you must therefore expect a degree of wear due to age and/or usage. Although my passion is the Me109, I do offer many other German Aircraft Fw190, Me262, etc. , as well as USAF and Japanese items. Occasionally I do offer many non-vintage items such as prints and art relating to the time period.Use is solely based on my authorization only. The item "WW2 German Wehrmacht MP38 / MP40 Canvas Ammo Pouch #1 100% ORIGINAL RARE" is in sale since Friday, October 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Personal, Field Gear". The seller is "messerschmitt*109" and is located in Malibu, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.