G43 pouch – ros 1944
The ammunition pouch for the G43 (Gewehr 43) semi automatic rifle was executed in many different materials. Vinyl, leather, rubber and canvas are some of the materials observed. Each soldier equipped with the G43 received one G43 pouch and one K98 pouch. The G43 could be loaded with both magazines and clips, hence the combined pouches. The G43 pouch has two separate cells which each could hold one ten-round magazine.
Material: Pebbled untanned leather, pebbled untanned leather closing straps and (recycled) blackened leather belt loops with a hole.
Maker: E. G. Leuner, Bautzen
Marking: ros 1944
Notes: The belt loops clearly show holes made in them indicating they where made for a different purpose before. These rear straps have been recycled from different equipment items!
Please note these articles are for reference only and not for sale!
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