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alright fellows (and fellowettes) found this Thompson mag pouch and three-mags at an estate sale today. The pouch is unmarked and the mags are as follows: 2-Auto Ordnance 1-Seymour Products. I know enough about Thompson stuff to be dangerous. So...is this USGI stuff or reproduction ? I throw myself at your mercy, don't beat me up too bad. (see pics)

THANKS !

 

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Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Here's a couple more........

 

 

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Thank-you again !

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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The minty lend-lease pouches and pistol belts etc., are simply USGI minus the "US" stamp.

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

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I could be wrong, but I think these unmarked pouches can also be found in the pre-war Auto Ordnance catalogue...

 

ThompsonSavage,

 

Yes, pouches like this are listed in the pre-war Auto-Ordnance catalogs, however this one is not a pre-war pouch. It's a legitimate WWII pouch, and likely came from the Russian lend lease stock that OD MAN mentioned. The magazines are also WWII vintage.

 

Here is a link to my Thompson canvas item reference:

 

http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/ind...showtopic=10090

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
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Thanks to all of you for your great information. I guess I'll be putting it in the FS section.

Looking for: Fourth/ Seventh Rhode Island Infantry items


Purple Heart : Robert L. Freitag KIA ETO 2/11/45


Any US/German items with the last name "Freitag"


also, war-related posters



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Can someone post a picture of those pre-war pouches? Would be nice for reference :thumbsup:

 

ThompsonSavage,

 

The early Mills and RUSCO pouches shown in the link below are pre-WWII.

 

http://www.machinegunboards.com/forums/ind...showtopic=10090

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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Some years back I had a five cell pouch that looked to be unmarked

but if you look behind the web belt loop it was marked.... it's worth a look...

 

KABAR2,

 

Yes, many of the 5-cell TSMG pouches are marked in that manner, on either side of the inside of the belt loop. I had someone give me a strange glance at a show this weekend when I looked inside the loop of a pouch they had for sale, but then I showed them the marking, and they appreciated knowing it was there.

 

David Albert

dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

 

David

NRA Life Member
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association

International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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