Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

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    Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Sun May 18, 2014 3:10 pm

    I got these yesterday at a gun show.  


    It's an interesting mix of British Pattern 37 belt hooks and shape with an American "lift the dot" top flap snap.  The opening on the bottom leads to the inside of the pouch's single compartment.  It was probably to access the stuff at the bottom without removing all the items above it first.  






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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by michelwijnand on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm

    Really nice pouches, I still haven't seen how the top rings actually attach to the webbing.
    Apparently there were p37 type belt adapters worn behind these, so the suspenders weren't actually only attached to the top of the pouches,
    but I have no idea how the rings and extra strap are supposed to be added into the system

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by Wolverine on Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:40 pm

    Yes, it is necessary to wear these pouches with WE 37 type brace attachments, otherwise it is impossible to properly connect the D-rings on the pouches to the braces.

    The pouches were designed to carry a broad range of items, and the little hatches on the lower compartment allowed access to the contents of the bottom end of the pouch when separate inserts were snapped into the top half of of pouch. There were inserts for a binocular case, pistol case, etc. The male snaps around the lip of the pouch engage female snaps on the different inserts.

    Danish postwar webbing is a rich, but generally under-appreciated collecting area.

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by michelwijnand on Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:58 pm

    Yeah they made a huge array of webbing parts over time, some real interesting and weird features.
    I have a full M45-59 webbing set and really enjoyed finding out how it all had to fit together, and building it up.
    I'm thinking of making another one with later versions of all parts, OD webbing parts and the plasticized pouches etc.
    And maybe someday an M45-50 webbing, with all the early khaki stuff with brass hardware, awesome stuff!

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by masive on Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:58 am

    this side you know? There is a good section about danish postwar equipment:

    http://m55q.weebly.com/


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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by michelwijnand on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:08 am

    Yes I have mailed with the maker of it too.
    He recently updated the website to a new format, and there are still lots of things missing,
    that were posted there before.
    But he has very good info about everything

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by Wolverine on Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:27 pm

    It is a very good site, and I too have had some productive correspondence with the author. I hope that he continues to expand the site, or perhaps write a book.

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by masive on Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:33 am

    Here is a binocular bag. You can carry it alone or as described above in the Universal Pouch.






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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by Wolverine on Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:40 pm

    And here is a later version of the binocular insert pouch, made from PVC/nylon. The question is, why manufacture this item so long after the original universal pouch was phased out of service?



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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by michelwijnand on Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:44 pm

    Well after the M59 magpouches came into service, and were smaller than the M45-50 they probably just needed an extra pouch which the binocs actually fit in to, so it makes sense

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    Re: Danish Pattern 37 - like Pouches

    Post by masive on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:33 am

    Here are some interesting photos. Modern Reproductions of press photos, I think. Good to See the M45-50 Webbing.




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