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Cartridge bag with 1 - 2 and 3 compartments

k98bayonet-jtns

Junior Member
Hi

who uses these cartridge bags with 1 and 2 compartmentalized? Are the guards such as SS or Politi or other devices ..
Wehrmacht/Heer used these Cartridge Bag with 3 compartments ..

Thanks
 

Muncher 1953

Senior Member
in the Great War, German troops used 3 compartment pouches holding 3 x 5 cartridges each (90 total). In WW2, the triple pouches held 2 x 5 cartridges each (total of 60 per soldat) Other countries using the Mauser rifle used 2 pouches holding 3x5 cartridges, for a total of 60. These countries might have been included in the former Yugoslavia, & neighbors to the East. Typically German triple pouches were black or painted black, other nations left their pouches natural brown. Many of these are available today new or nearly so.
 

Amberg

Senior Member
You can find them for very little money over here.
IIRR the single compartment pouches are/were for post war Austrian Police/Customs and the 2-compartment pouches for Austrian Army snipers issued with the SSG58.
 

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