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US Canvas Pouches - Ammo?

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    Default US Canvas Pouches - Ammo?

    Can anyone give me a hand on what these are? From what I can find I think they might be ammo pouches. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you

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    Default Re: US Canvas Pouches - Ammo?

    British/Canadian gas mask bags.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Steve is of course correct.

    This is the Lightweight respirator bag, introduced from 1943.

    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/equipm...spirator-6299/

    Cheers, Ade.
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    I guess it has a passing resemblence to the old M56 M14 ammo pouches. This photo shows the British webbing set up with the gas mask pouch in place.

    Al

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    Thank you, Steve, Ade and Al. Not as exciting as I was hoping for but that's ok. I'm going to guess they are not very rare?

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    Not really rare, but not that common these days.

    Interestingly, I have one that a customer gave me in a former retail
    job I had - he found it for $1 in a thrift store and was using it
    to carry Compact Discs. They actually fit rather well.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Would never have thought to put CDs in them. I found one on Collectors Guild with the straps for around $48, which is probably high.

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    I have two that were also made by Australia, and one Canadian in my collection. I think yours is British.
    So far I' v seen British, Canadian and Australian made Lightweight respirator bags.

    Regards,
    Taka

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