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luigi 07-03-2022 11:42 AM

M1 carbine mag pouch
 
Going thru some old parts, stuff and came across this canvas mag pouch. This thing looks "brand new" and almost sure it must be a reproduction? But getting old and can't remember when I got this?

Can someone confirm?


https://i.imgur.com/TfC8bxC.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/JNxDpnr.jpg?1

6string 07-03-2022 11:53 AM

Looks brand new, doesn’t even show signs of storage

Mike in NC 07-03-2022 08:24 PM

What does it smell like? That usually helps.

6string 07-03-2022 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike in NC (Post 2149603)
What does it smell like? That usually helps.

Funny but true :)

luigi 07-03-2022 08:59 PM

It hardly has any smell at all. I would say new canvas smell? If original I would expect it to smell musty?

Mike in NC 07-03-2022 10:16 PM

Usually even the old unissued mag pouches have a musty odor. If it has little or no smell, I would be suspicious that it is repro.

Quote:

Originally Posted by luigi (Post 2149611)
It hardly has any smell at all. I would say new canvas smell? If original I would expect it to smell musty?


Matt_X 07-03-2022 11:11 PM

repro.
Man-the-line puts the belt snap centered. Other repro companies may also do that
https://mantheline.com/product/m1-ca...ouch-od3-copy/

luigi 07-04-2022 07:50 AM

Thanks for your help guys!!

Matt_X 07-04-2022 08:11 AM

Great.
Here's a few you can study for other differences that can be clues to when it was produced.
https://stewartsmilitaryantiques.com...63.archive.htm

https://stewartsmilitaryantiques.com...59.archive.htm

https://www.legacy-collectibles.com/...es-050818.html

luigi 07-04-2022 09:03 AM

Thanks Matt

I never noticed on the original USGI pouches that the snap on the back is " off center"? Any idea why they would do that? I know back snap is for securing to utility belt.


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