Help needed to ID these US pouches please!!

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    Help needed to ID these US pouches please!!

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:25 pm

    Help needed to ID these US pouches please!!


    Pistol magazine pouch Question




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    Post by US0844 on Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:47 pm

    Hello, the second pouch, is for shotgun rifle, modèl world war two and the first pouch is for pistol Wink

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    Post by JKin on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:01 pm

    The shotgun shell pouch you have is dated 1988. They first started making those during the late 1960s.

    The first pouch is an overseas made commercial item and holds two pistol mags.

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    Post by CamoDeafie on Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:12 pm

    yes shotgun shell pouch, USGI, made to the M-1956 contract specs; pistol pouch, it is aftermarket, intended to replace the M1956 two pocket pistol pouch for the 1911 or the 30cal M1 carbine...
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    Post by kriegsmodell on Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:58 pm



    Although the shotgun shell pouch shown is of more recent manufacture; this style of pouch dates from the late 1930s. It was then known as the Shotshell Pouch, Model 1938 adopted to replace the Model 1917 shoulder slung pouch. The M1938 Shotshell Pouch was an issue item during the Second World War and known examples dated 1943, 1944, and 1945 are found in collections. Later examples of the pouch such as this one are essentially the same differing only in color of the canvas material, belt attachment devices, and ink stampings. A nylon version with ALICE mounting clips was also issued during the Vietnam War period and examples of this variant dated 1969 have been observed. These pouches have never been plentiful and the older (WWII) dated ones will bring a substantial price.



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    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 pm

    Many thanks for looking and more the excellent information Guy's ..cheers Wink


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