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MP38-40 pouches real?

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    I am wondering if these pouches are real or not. I have my doubts. Can anybody help?

    Thanks!
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    Hi Mike, these are bad.

    Compare to an original Luftwaffe pouch from my collection. This came direct from the Veteran who took them, then on to me.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade! They sure do a good job copying these pouches!

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    I would like to share something with you about this type of pouch: In 1974 (I was 8yrs old) my mother was helping her boss clean up her elderly aunt's house and garden in Viernheim,Germany. I had to tag along, and was wandering around in the barn. I found 4 Luftwaffe rucksacks and an Mp40 pouch identical to the one pictured on the left (with the later style extended tab). I still have it. It is also Waffenamt stamped, has a few moth-nips on it, but still in decent shape. I see this is an older post, but I wouldn't be so quick to poopoo this type of pouch. If someone tried to tell me mine was a fake, I'd had to laugh. Any input is appreciated.

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    Hello,
    The pair of MP40 pouches that opened this thread is indeed a repro meant to deceive collectors. Stitchings, construction, leather, all is bad...Good for reenacting i guess
    Thanks
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