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Old 04-18-2018, 04:32 PM
colemanw colemanw is offline
 
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Default 1911 Mag pouches on Ebay

I am in need of a good shape 1942ish 1911 mag pouch but I'm nervous of fakes on ebay.. I'm not schooled well enough to tell them apart. Any advice?
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:13 PM
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First look at the listing type at the top. See if it is listed as are reproduction.
Look at the lettering and stitching. If the pouch look new it probable is.

Google "1911 magazine canvas images" and look to the lettering and stitching.

If you find one post the link and you will get a response if it it real or not.
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:46 PM
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Im pretty sure this one is legit https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colt-1911-M...0AAOSwLNVayn0F
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Old 04-18-2018, 05:59 PM
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This is one that I have but assumed was fake because of condition.. maybe it's real?

https://imgur.com/a/Nf2ap

https://imgur.com/a/Qir3X
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:08 PM
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This is one that I have but assumed was fake because of condition.. maybe it's real?

https://imgur.com/a/Nf2ap

https://imgur.com/a/Qir3X
That one is real. Quick tell is the tiny makers lettering on the back snap, none of the fakes (so far) have replicated those markings.
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:15 PM
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I believe this one is real also. Avery used that large style ink stamp starting in 1943, but the real tell is the star pull snap on the front flap.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:49 PM
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You have to be careful when judging canvas equipment and some leather goods by the snaps and hardware. The fakers may not be reproducing hardware that is marked as originals; however, there is still plenty of NOS hardware out there from the WWI, WWII, and the Korean War era. Some are notorious for doctoring up a repro item with original hardware. Over the years, I have seen boxes and cases of various snaps and hardware for sale at military shows and leather equipment auctions. I have bought snaps marked "United Carr", RAU, and even the "Star" lift the dot type snaps. I do not make any canvas gear, but have made many repairs using original NOS hardware.

The last auction I was at, there were some Amish gentlemen in attendance at an auction in Ohio, who brought in a WWII United Carr repair chest complete with all the various military snaps and setting dies. Many of the buyers there had no idea what it was so I was able to get it for $50. The only reason it went as high as it did was because someone else wanted the snap setting dies.

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Old 04-18-2018, 10:46 PM
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Here is a list of manufactures.
PISTOL AMMO POUCHES

AVERY 1942

HOFF MFG. CO. 1942
M.E. CO. 1943 (BRITISH MADE)
R.M. CO. 1939
R.M. CO. 1941
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Old 04-19-2018, 04:47 PM
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Real ones can be had for under $25 all day long in these parts.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:37 PM
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Here is a list of manufactures.
PISTOL AMMO POUCHES

AVERY 1942
HOFF MFG. CO. 1942
M.E. CO. 1943 (BRITISH MADE)
R.M. CO. 1939
R.M. CO. 1941
You can add the following makers:

Avery 1943
B. B. Inc. 1942
Boyle 1942
Ero Mfg. Co. 1942
R.M.Co. 1942
S. Froelich Co. 1943
V.B. Co. 1942

Some sources add to the above list the following manufacturers:
E.O. Inc.
Boyd & Gould
Hepburn Mfg. Co.
Kadin
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