Item Id: EF20061
K98 Ammo Pouch, Produced 1942
When issued all K98’s were equipped with one or two ammunition pouches. The earlier pattern pouches have the belt loops which fold under the pouches bottoms and attach to the studs there, while the latter patterns have the belt loops which are just stitched or rivetted to the reverse. The latter patterns also usually have steel fittings as opposed to the earlier aluminum fittings.
Constructed of blackened Brown pebbled leather with ferrous metal fittings. All interior separator strips has been (for some reason) cut/removed. Maker marked to the reverse and also marked “1942” which is the year of construction. The leather is still soft and pliable. The pouch shows signs of real use.
Used example which would look great displayed on a combat tunic!!