Your friend must be doing something special for you
seems like all his christmas' have come at once, you are a very generous mate!
here's a few more pictures, as the markings some appear to have none some the U.S. property mark plus date and markings name in that distinctive purple shade of ink.
1st pattern again, I think this is basically the same as the Aussie issue model.
Rear of said 1st pattern
2nd pattern (these also fit the longer Reising Model 50 magazines)
Again an issued pouch in USMC usage.
As to my reproduction pouch, this was made as a special project for a European based WW2 museum who wanted a "Brand New" as issued example for a USMC related exhibition. I've patterns for both models of pouch but I've only ever made the 1st pattern model, to date. They also ask me to make them a "Brand New" issue UDM 42 ammo pouch, as again these are quite rare and are often well used and tatty when found.
"Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "
Finally found my Para grenade pouches! with the help of my good Mate (great night Tony)
These are very rare!
I got to play with that last night!!!!! Cheers mate top night!!