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British 37 pattern Basic pouches MKIII

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    Default British 37 pattern Basic pouches MKIII

    Hi, looking to buy these pouches.
    They appear original and dated 1945 if im reading correctly.
    But would like some opinions on them.
    Thanks
    Cheers.
    Nuno
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    Default re: British 37 pattern Basic pouches MKIII

    Hi Nuno, they are good original late war issue pouches.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Did this type ever see any use in ww2?
    Regardless, they are in very nice condition.Never seen a pair with 45 dates..always seem to see 50's dated ones.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Nuno, they are good original late war issue pouches.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Hi Ade, i had a feeling they they were good.
    Just wanted to be 100% sure.

    Thanks Ade.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Default re: British 37 pattern Basic pouches MKIII

    Hi Nuno, the "Pouch, basic, Mark III" which you show was made by W M & S Ltd (M Wright & Sons Ltd) of Quorn Mills, Loughborough, Leicestershire. About 25 miles from where I live. They made web gear from WW1 onwards.

    As to how much this pattern of pouch with the "quick release" fastener was used during WW2 is open to debate. I suspect they were used but in small numbers. This pattern of pouch with this fasterner was also made postwar.

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    i have mk III ammo pouches from 44 and 57 with quick release. when i wanted to fit bren magazines into the ww II pouches i noticed that the pouches from 44 are smaller then the post war models. has anyone an idea why? has the webbing shrunken?

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    Quote by etalem View Post
    i have mk III ammo pouches from 44 and 57 with quick release. when i wanted to fit bren magazines into the ww II pouches i noticed that the pouches from 44 are smaller then the post war models. has anyone an idea why? has the webbing shrunken?
    I doubt they have shrunk more over the years than the rest of the webbing. As far as I know, the webbing were pre-shrunk from the factory, and were supposed not to shrink further.

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    Quote by etalem View Post
    i have mk III ammo pouches from 44 and 57 with quick release. when i wanted to fit bren magazines into the ww II pouches i noticed that the pouches from 44 are smaller then the post war models. has anyone an idea why? has the webbing shrunken?
    The Mark III pouch is 1/2 inch larger to allow Sten mags to be more easily carried. Have a look at Karkee Web for more information on them:

    Pattern 1937 Web Equipment

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    Nuno, if you got these then I'm very jealous!!!
    Regards
    René

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