Item Id: AM20067
Luftwaffe Marked K98 Ammo Pouch, Produced 1939
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 Aluminium and brass fittings. All interior separator strips intact. Maker marked stamped to the reverse with year of production “1939”. Inside the pouch, located in the middle we find the markings “L.B.A.(S.)39”. Which is a Luftwaffe marking and “39″ is for the year 1939. The soldiers name is also hand written with ink to the inside. The pouch is in good still slightly used condition with soft and pliable leather.
Pretty scarce Luftwaffe marked example!!