MP40 pouch – gfg 1943
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: MP.38 U. 40 – gfg 1943 – WaA (unreadable)
Maker: Karl Hepting u. Co., Leder- u. Guertelfabrik, Stuttgart
Colour of main material: Tan canvas
Closing straps: Blackened leather with the untanned (brown) side front
Belt loops: Untanned (brown) leather
D-ring strap: Untanned (brown) leather
Notes: This pouch is interestingly showing late war features. It is made in a similar style as the late war MP44 pouches with the red and blue lines in the main material of the pouch.