MP40 pouch – first model – bnz 1941
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: bnz 1941
Maker: bnz indicates production by Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG, Steyr
Colour of main material: Blue grey canvas
Closing straps: Rayon with metal tips
Belt loops: Rayon
D-ring strap: rayon
Notes: This is the first type MP38 u. MP40 pouch which can seen a lot at the invasion in Crete.