MP40 pouch – gmk 41

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: gmk 41 – WaA. 170 – MP38 u. 40
Maker: Kroymann & Co. GmbH , Schuh- u. Sportartikel-Fabrik
Colour of main material: Green canvas
Closing straps: Pebbled brown leather
Belt loops: Pebbled brown leather
D-ring strap: Brown smooth leather
Notes: The D-ring is in the upper corner indicating a early production that was produced up until 1942.

S. Van Wingerden collection