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#1 MisterB

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:29 PM

It's dated 1943. Any idea what it's for? Looks British to me Attached File  20200325_151055.jpg   132.71K   25 downloadsAttached File  20200325_151120.jpg   72.78K   31 downloadsAttached File  20200325_151130.jpg   65.88K   31 downloadsAttached File  20200325_151138.jpg   77.57K   30 downloads
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#2 emmagee1917

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 06:23 PM

Close , the arrow in the C is the Canadian mark . I believe it is a universal pouch , small . In other words a pouch to carry whatever needed to be carried that would fit in it . Usually ammunition in boxes , clips , or mags as weapon required . Real experts will be along shortly to confirm or correct .

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:17 AM

Looks like a Sten mag pouch


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 09:37 AM

Right, Canadian P37 universal web pouch, pattern 1937 (also known as '37 Webbing) part of a system military load-carrying equipment. It replaced the 1908 and 1925 Patterns—on which it was based—and was standard issue for British and Commonwealth troops from its introduction in 1937, throughout World War II, and in the post-war period until it was superseded by 58 pattern webbing. Looks like this pouch was made by the Zephyr Loom & Textile (ZL&T) company in 1943, if I'm reading the stamps right. The "broad arrow C" is a Canadian property mark.   


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the very helpful information! This doesn't fall in line with anything I collect. I would imagine there must be someone that would appreciate it and need it to complete a collection. What's it worth? Anybody interested in it?
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Posted 12 April 2020 - 01:04 PM

To follow on to Frank’s comment, would Sten magazines fit inside?

 

What are the approximate dimensions of the pouch? If Sten magazines fit, I might be interested.


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Posted 18 April 2020 - 04:29 AM

The corrugated looking thing sewn into the flap is for 3 cartridges for firing grenades from the rifle with a cup discharger.

 

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