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Older Austrain Ammo pouches


Steve1871
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These are pre War, but most equipment was. 
patt 1903 equipment British and German and French all used pre-war model equipment 

 

Took a long time to get a good set, Left/Right.

Usually only find one. Hey Andy, do you know the model/year type for these??

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Just notice, both photos are of same pouch, I do have the other, trying to find more photos

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I must be loosing my mind, these are left and right, the one dated 1915 is great for the forum

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This system of pouches are not typical for austrian M95, but i am not expert in ammo pouches, with German made it could be for Bulgaria WW1. the pouch is typical more for M1888/90 rifle and earlier pouches probably. But wait for expert opinions. You should proof the equipment area here in forum.

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Seen these for sale once in a while for many years, everybody called them Austrain, will try other forum section

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The system is similar as Gew88 pouches or later Landsturm pouches, here evidently for austrian ammo clips, angled. But with the german maker i would tend to ally Bulgarian equipment, as they had large numbers of M88/90 Mannlicher rifles.

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Given as Austrian infanterie patronentasche M. 1888 in " Patronentaschen, Patronengurtel und Banduliere 1850-1950" von Alfred A. Kruck (2000).

 

As you mentionned, largely used in Bulgaria with the Manlicher 18888 and 1888/90.

Several German producers in connexion with the entrance of Bulgaria in WW1. 

The most important Alfred Buhler in Stuttgart (10 000 paars). Others registrated Gustav Reinhart ( your picture) , Franz Cobau,, Wunderlisch (Berlin), Sattlerinnung (Hannoner), Sattler Lieferverband (Leipzig), Maury (Offenbach ) Muhlenfeld ( Barmen).

Kind regards

 

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Thanks Very much  Gabelou. A big help. Being originally for a larger caliber, it is odd that the same pouch kept being produced 25+ years later, with other rifled/ carbines being produced M.93.  M.95. And maybe one or two others, I have not researched what arms Austria produced/used in that preriod

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Dear Steve, 

This pouch was used for the first Mannlicher 1886 in 11 mm and Mannlicher 1890 in 8 mm. The profile of the bottom of the cartridge is the same, alowing the re-use of Mannlicher amo clips and poutches.

There are some similarities with the Lebel 8 mm cartridge who keep the bottom of the Gras 11 mm cartridge...

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Tgank’s again there, Gabelou

 

Nice to know exactly what you have. I get to learn more all the time😊

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