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In addition to rifles years ago I started collecting M-1 Carbine magazine pouches. They were cheap at the time, and gave me something else to look for while scrounging through tables at gun shows.

They have been in a box in my garage and I haven't looked at them in about 5 years. So I thought I would share them. There are two main types of pouches which carry two 15 round magazines.

The early "stock" type pouches, which in addition to wearing on a G.I. belt can be slipped on the stock of an M-1 rifle.


This is a list of the manufacturers and dates of this type of pouch in my collection:

1. J.Q.M.D. 1942
2. LAIRD SCHOBER 1943
3. HOFF 1943
4. ARNOLD MFG CO 1944
5. BOYT USMC 1945
6. UPDIKE 1943
7. S. FROEHLICH CO. 1943
8. G & R C. 1943
9. PARFAIT 1943
10. R.B. HANSON MFG CO. 1942, 1944
11. VICTORY 1943
12. J.S.&S. CO. 1943
13. M & H CO. 1943
14. H. st. CO. 1943
15. HAV.STCH CO. 1943
16. B.B.S. CO. 1943
17. BISCANE TENT & AWNING CO. 1943
18. RUBON K.C. 1942
19. ATLAS MFG CO. 1943
20. G.B. CO. 1943
21. AIRTRESS MIDLAND 1944
22. S & F CO. 1943
23. WALTER E ALLEN 1944
24. CHAROLETT TENT & AWNING CO. 1943
25. APPLETON AWNING SHOP 1943
26. SACO-MOC.SHOE CO. 1943
27. D.M. SHOE CO. 1943
28. B.B. INC 1943
29. KADIN 1943
30. T.F.S. CO, 1943
31. ATLAS AWNING 1943


Photos of the early " stock" type pouches. The front is on top and the reverse side is below it.



















Below is a collage of fonts used for the U.S. on the "stock" type pouches and the U.S.M.C. on the Boyt pouch.





These are more close up photos of the contractors names on the "stock" type pouches.










The other type of pouches are the "belt" type which can only be worn on a G.I. belt. These are slightly bigger and can also hold two loaded Garand clips


This is a list of the manufacturers and dates of the "belt" type of pouches in my collection:


1. TWEEDIE FOOTWARE CORP 1956
2. RANIER BELL CO. 1951
3. NO MARKING "CIA" POUCH NO DATE
4. GAILEE 1945
5. CORRECT SHOES INC 1952
6. SANTA FE ELECTRIC LAUNDRY CO 1952, 1953
7. ST CROIX CO. 1944
8. CAMLIN FASHION 1943, 1944
9. POLEY MFG 1944
10. AVERY (NYLON) 1944
11. A-G CORP 1944
12. PITTSBURG GARTER 1944
13. REDWINE & STRAIN 1945
14. ARAKELIAN CO. 1952
15. J.A. SHOE 1944
16. CEDAR RAPIDS TENT & AWNING CO 1945
17. MIDLAND FABRICS CO. 1944
18. SHANE MFG CO. 1944
19. HAMEL CO. 1944
20. ALDON 1945
21. SACO MOC & SHOE 1951
22. DALE FOOTWARE 1951
23. J.Q.M.D. 1951
24. CALDWELL PROD 1945
25. FUCE MANU CO. 1944
26. B.A.B. CO. 1945
27. REGAL RUG 1945
28. CHAS. W BRENEMAN CO. 1952
29. AJAY 1945
30. GEORGE S. RUMLEY CO. 1945



I will insert more photos when I can.
 
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Thank you for the information.
 

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i hope the photos get brought back , i enjoy revisiting them , if not i hope one day you might repost them.......................................................................thank you towhoever is responcible for the photos , i enjoy revisiting these posts
 

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I updated the post and blended the original photos back into the body of the post. When I get the time I will take photos of the "belt" type pouches and post those photos.

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Stock pouch

I have a had a stock pouch markes "BOYT 43" on my early Inland for decades. Sorry the PIC isn't the greatest. My son bought it at an Army-Navy store sometime in the early 80s. FWIW.
 

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The somewhat taller USMC pouches (5 and 22) with the stitches near the bottom of the pockets will take either M1 Carbine or .45 Automatic magazines.
 

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good start.. only 140 more to go

you have a good start on your collection.. I also started collecting the pouches then they were cheap.. I thought they were expensive at $2 and $3 eash.. there are about 200 known different makers and variations in color.. but I am over the hump and only need about 70 or so more to have then ALL.. good news is they are still easy to pick up in the $5-$10 range for the non-stock type... if you are willing to sell a few I am interested, I do not have a few of the ones you have... happy collecting
 

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For detailed information:

Hav. Stch is actually Haverhill Stitching Company, in Haverhill, Mass. As time goes on I will identify more of the contracts.

Nice collection.
 

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Sorry for the crappy pictures...

still,, this is a good addition...



The markings are a bit hard to read... Sorry... Also,, note simplified rear piece of the LTD fastener....




Note the pointed front flap and simplified markings...

someone out there probably has a better example with an actual camera....
 

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I've got a two-tone magazine pouch, which is stamped on the back "S. FROEHLICH CO. Inc." and below that, stamped "N.Y.C. 1943". The pouch is worn with stains, the female snap has either been scratched or some very light pitting, and the male snap has lost some of the black paint from use over the years. The webbing also has the old smell. My concern is with the stamping on the back. I have not found another S. Froehlich Co. magazine pouch with the same lettering. Mine includes "Inc." on the top line and "N.Y.C. 1943" below that. Have you seen anything similar? Do I have a really good reproduction magazine pouch?
 

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I've attached some photos of the S. Froehlich Co. magazine pouch I mentioned above. Let me know what you think. I've also attached some photos of a British Made M1 Magazine Pouch I picked up over the weekend. Inside of the pouch is marked “M.E.C.° 1943” and “British Made.”

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I just noticed that the S. Froehlich Co. Inc., N.Y.C. 1943 magazine pouch that I photographed above is also pictured on page 147 of Craig Riesch's U.S. M1 Carbines, Wartime Productionm 6th Edition, Revised 2009. Guess that answers my earlier question as to whether anyone had ever seen the S. Froehlich variation that I had.
 

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I have one marked "Hepburn Mfg. Co." 1943 underneath the name, and a "D" in a circle under the date. Never seen one anywhere else, and didn't know anything about pouches when I bought it.

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What an education ! Thanks to all for sharing .
 
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