MP40 pouch – dkk 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.
Model: Magazintasche MP.38 U. 40
Markings: MP.38 U. 40 – dkk 42 – WaA 136
Maker: dkk indicates production by Friedrich Offermann u. Söhne, Lederwarenfabrik, Bensberg
Colour of main material: Green canvas
Closing straps: Brown leather with square metal tips
Belt loops: Brown leather
D-ring strap: Brown leather
Notes: This pouch features the textbook DKK mismatch, the closing flaps being from a different material then the base material.
Lowlands collection – Do you have the other side match to this pouch? Feel free to contact me!