Original WW2 German Army Web Material MP 38 & MP 40 Ammunition Pouches Wehrmacht Heer Leinen Magazintaschen für MP 38 u. This type of web material pouch was used on all fronts, after initially being manufactured for the African campaign. Previously, such pouches were made of leather, but manufacture costs were high, and this web material proved to be a practical alternative. All the straps are a rough leather, originally black but partially bleached by use and time. I think the pouches were originally dyed black, but the dye is almost gone.
Leather is not soft, but still sufficiently pliable to be usable. Metal fittings are all a magnetic material (iron loops, fastening balls and rivets I think). No obvious damage, just dirt, marks and dye remnants on the material giving it an uneven looking finish. Back of each pouch is stamped - MP 38 - 40 One belt loop on each pouch is also impressed with - R. The item "WW2 Original German Army Web MP38/MP40 Ammunition Pouches, Matched Pair" is in sale since Thursday, May 25, 2017.This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)". The seller is "dave_from_oz" and is located in Farrer, ACT. This item can be shipped worldwide.