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Old 07-03-2022, 11:42 AM
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Default 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?




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Old 07-03-2022, 11:53 AM
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Looks brand new, doesn’t even show signs of storage
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Old 07-03-2022, 08:24 PM
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What does it smell like? That usually helps.
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Old 07-03-2022, 08:31 PM
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What does it smell like? That usually helps.
Funny but true
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Old 07-03-2022, 08:59 PM
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It hardly has any smell at all. I would say new canvas smell? If original I would expect it to smell musty?
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Old 07-03-2022, 10:16 PM
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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.

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It hardly has any smell at all. I would say new canvas smell? If original I would expect it to smell musty?
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:11 PM
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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/
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Old 07-04-2022, 07:50 AM
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Thanks for your help guys!!
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Old 07-04-2022, 08:11 AM
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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
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Old 07-04-2022, 09:03 AM
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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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