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Texled MP44 Pouches Type IIC, Leather Bottom
Texled MP44 Pouches Type IIC, Leather Bottom

: $399.99


Product Description

"Texled" pouches are the highest quality STG pouches available- copied directly from original pouches, made with custom made Belgian linen, shuttle loomed webbing from PA, and American leather.

In order to better sort through the numerous production variations of STG pouches, I assigned them names and numerals. The Type II MP44 pouches are the most widely recognized variant, characterized by tan fabric with the woven red lines. Production appears to have begun sometime in 1944 and continued until the end of the War. Numerous manufacturing variations of straps, closures and reinforcements exist.

The "C" variant is perhaps the most sought after and is easily identified by the leather reinforcements at the bottom of the front panels. This was done by at least two manufacturers- "jwa" (Moritz Stecher) and "bcb" (Otto Graf) each having minor differences from the other. We have been lucky enough to acquire a pair of original jwa's so that is the variant we chose to copy, and we were able to reproduce nearly every detail peculiar to this manufacturer.

The canvas is the correct weight linen with red lines woven in. We were able to determine the thickness of the leather used for the bottoms on the originals (about 2.5mm) and used a very similar shade of brown to dye it. The flaps have side made of reproduction "Pressstoff" (leather + rawhide + book binding), lined with split leather, and each is reinforced at the top with a 2.5cm x 5cm piece of leather sandwiched between the canvas and lining.

Closures are made of custom shuttle loomed 18mm web with woven button holes like the originals. The side pocket flaps are secured using genuine Prym double-wire snaps (sadly we do not have originals in this size). Rear belt (that prevents the pouches from sliding together when worn) are made from the correct German weave 18mm olive web, and are secured using exact reproduction slides and "LUX" marked tips. Lastly, the D-rings and 25mm webbing for the belt loops and retainer is original WWII. Years ago I acquired a pile of mouse gnawed Tropical Clothing Bags that yielded this material.

Correctly stamped "M. K.b.42" and "jwa 44".

Crud/ Stains: This fabric is nearly as much of a filth magnet as white. The linen is also prone to having tufts in the yarn, and this cloth had several snags and nicks in it. Also, the stud discs, flap sides, belt loops and D-ring retainer are all hand sewn. It's apparent that sometimes the guys in the shop weren't wearing white gloves when they assembled these- so if some smudges or snags will equal outrage, don't order these. Likewise, did I say these are dirt magnets? If one wears them in the field or even to the range, dirt, sweat, powder residue and so forth will all leave marks rapidly and easily.

Name: The "Type IIC" is totally my own invention in order to help identify the different variations. It has ZERO historical significance and was not used by the Wehrmacht.
Custom made webbing.
ATF on right, original left.
The original pouches we used as a
template for our reproductions.
Split leather flap linings, reproduction
Made with Belgian and American materials, partially assembled overseas.

Issue: No style of MP44 pouch is specific to any particular service or unit. By 1944, such luxuries were long gone. Many troops only received one pouch or mis-matched pairs. Original reports indicate that there was always an acute shortage of pouches (and magazines) so troops were lucky to get any at all.
Sold only in Pairs.