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MP44 Pouches, "jwa"
MP44 Pouches, "jwa"

: $249.99

Product Description
Top of the line "Texled" reproduction magazine pouches for the WWII German Maschinekarabiner family of battle rifles. This includes the Mkb42, MP43, MP44, MP45, and STG44. Original examples are probably the most expensive of all German fieldgear items today with a pair in excellent shape selling for over ten thousand dollars.

We are now recreating variations of pouches from specific manufacturers. One of the most common contractors was Moritz Stecher Lederwerk, in Freiberg who used the code "jwa". (They also made Mkb42 and leather bottom '44 pouches.) Pouches made by "jwa" use web closure straps which are hand sewn to the outside of the flap, wide loops, and a variety of different colors or Pressstoff for the flap sides. Markings are rarely if ever discernible.

To create these, we had to have the *red-lined tan linen canvas custom woven in Belgium. The web closures have the holes for the studs woven in during production, which is a peculiar trait of many original MP44 pouches. All webbing was specially shuttle loomed for us in Pennsylvania. The pattern we took from a pair of my authentic examples, with all parts being die cut for ease as well as accuracy. All hardware is exact reproduction- not parts that look close.

We stack and cut the fabric here in out shop, organize all the small components and send them overseas for saddle stitching of the web & leather fittings which is done by hand. I make sure that red lines are visible on several parts, just as most enthusiasts demand.

Made with EU and American parts, assembled overseas.

Fit: Each pouch hold three 30rd MP44 magazines. A bit of effort is required to fasten the flaps closed- originals are the same way. If the strap is easy to close, the flap tends to come loose and open up during running, crawling or rolling in the field which can result in lost magazines. No, they will not hold AR15 or AK magazines.

*The lined canvas was normally used for grain sacks, mail bags and similar items. The lines were added as guides for the workers when they were sewing such items. The lines had no purpose for the Germans. When we contacted the linen company in Belgium to make this, our sales rep told us that one of the owners saw the sample I sent- (he was in his 80's) and he commented that the Germans had confiscated a trainload of that stuff from them during the War. He was amused that some silly Americans wanted to have them make it again...for German stuff.