MP40 pouch – gmk 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: gmk 42 – WaA. 170 – MP38 u. 40
Maker: Kroymann & Co. GmbH , Schuh- u. Sportartikel-Fabrik
Colour of main material: Blue canvas
Closing straps: Pebbled brown leather
Belt loops: Pebbled brown leather
D-ring strap: Rough blue canvas