Leather MP40 pouches – evg 42

The magazine pouch designed for the MP40 or Magazintasche MP38 u. 40 was first implemented in 1938 when the MP38 was introduced as the new weapon for squad leaders or Gruppenführer. The pouches came in sets of two and each pouch had 3 individual cells for single 32 round magazines. One left and one right pouch. The left pouch had a extra compartment where a speed loader was kept. A wide variety of different materials, colours and designs where produced throughout the war. Leather, rayon, canvas where the main components used in the manufacture of the pouches.

Markings: evg 42
Maker: Max Oswald, Lederwaren-und Reiseartikel-Fabrik, Karlsruhe
Colour of main material: Black leather
Closing straps: Black leather
Belt loops: Black leather
D-ring strap: Black leather
Notes: These leather pouches where produced from 1941 to 1943. A lot of them saw action with the 21st Pz. Division.

Jørn Schmidt collection