Pair of magazine pouches for MP-40

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Pouches for a submachine gun (Maschinenpistole, M.P.) 1938/40 (wrong name Schmeisser). Made of thick canvas with brown leather details. The ring for the Y-strap is sewn into the upper corner. This model was produced until 1941 inclusive. Manufacturer's mark clg and military acceptance stamp with an eagle.

Medium quality copy, suitable for cinema and reenactment.

The set of pouches consists of right and left. The right and left pouches are mirrored, not interchangeable. The left one has a pocket for a machine for the loading device.

The pouches are sold as the set, you can buy only both pouches at once. The price is for the set (per pair) of pouches.

Historical reference.

Pouches for MP-38/40 were made of cotton or rayon thick fabric (tarpaulin). The color of the fabric could be different shades of green, gray, brown, khaki. The Luftwaffe pouches could be from gray (blue-gray) material. The skin could be either unpainted (natural vegetable tanned leather: light beige colour) or dyed: brown or black.

MP-38/40 pouches variations. Photo from

Pouches with textile straps were not uncommon.

Left: A pouch of blue-gray material, supposedly made in 1939 for assault troops on Crete. Right: pouches with textile slings are also of an early model, designed for hot climates. Photos from

Until 1942, the Y-belt belt ring was sewn into the corner of the pouch.

Pouch (left) of olive fabric with unpainted (and darkened with time) skin. It bears jsd41 stamp. Photos from the

From 1942, the ring for Y-belt was moved to the side of pouch with the special strap. It gave more freedom to a soldier when moving with fully filled pouches.

Pouches (left) of khaki-colored fabric with clg43 (with black leather) and gfg1943 stamps. Photos from

Also completely leather pouches are known, they were produced in 1941-43. Below is a photo of the original leather pouch with the evg42 stamp from