Pair of ammo pouches Mauser 98k late

140.00 €
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Very good copy of cartridge bags for the Mauser 98 rifle and Mauser 98k carbine. Looks like original mint. Leather of surface dyeing is 2 mm thick (for lids and pockets) and 3 mm thick (for the back wall and straps) is used. Granulation of the correct size is on the surface. The color is black on the outside and natural beige from the inside. All cuts are finished with a clear varnish.

Metal parts are steel, accurately repeating the original to the smallest detail. The surface of the fittings is chemically treated (burnishing) to prevent corrosion. On the originals, this was done in the same way (sometimes the fittings could simply be painted). Stamped RB.Nr. 0/0146/0043 (manufacturer number) on the back side. As for the dividers in the pockets, they were absent in the later versions of the pouches.

Sure you can use original pouches for the reenactment, but they have one big drawback: the tongues often come off. Even more, the "old" pouches, even if they are well preserved to this day, "get tired" quickly and look like leather bags... But our new ones are strong, have a neat rectangular shape and a nice look.

A frontline soldier had 2 pouches (rearward soldiers had usually 1 pouch). Price for 1 pair (2 pouches).

Historical reference.

Such "cartridge bags" for the Mauser rifle of 1998 (Patronentasche - cartridge bag from German) were used in the First and Second World War. The most massive production pouch of the German soldier of the XX century. However, the model assembled on steel rivets appeared no earlier than 1941 and massively spread in the troops by 1943.