Pattern 1939 style leather pouch

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    Stepi
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    Pattern 1939 style leather pouch

    Post by Stepi on Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:10 am

    Hi all! Has anybody got a clue about this, roughly the same size as a British ammo pouch, but made from leather. It is however clearly not a Pattern 1939 pouch, totally different construction. The overall feel is very "french", but I've never seen any photos of French troops with such pouches. A clue which leads me to think these may be Turkish is the name(?) "Holil Kocer" and other not-totally-readable Turkish-style gibberish written on the inside of one.




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    Re: Pattern 1939 style leather pouch

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:40 pm

    I can't think of any ammo pouches with metal corners. I'm curious about this too Very Happy

    Even if the writing is Turkish it must be remembered that they have a history of buying "surplus" from other countries. So it is possible that this was used by another nation and purchased by Turkey.

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    Re: Pattern 1939 style leather pouch

    Post by Stepi on Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:29 am

    My thoughts exactly! I've been trying to dig for reference photos of Turkish soldier from the apparent era of 1930's-1970's without any luck. I have also not found any matches in any European kit yet.

    This may not even be a ammo pouch, but made for something completely different.

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