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My old friend Joe (Caliri47) and I were reminiscing about the old days, before the Internet, before receivers, even before Clayco, when Shotgun News, Lancer Militaria, and a few other sales lists were the only places to find anything. The days when finding a magazine pouch, a Russian enlisted belt buckle, or maybe a Polish grenade launcher spigot was a really big deal. I pulled out a couple of my magazine pouch boxes and photographed some of the more unusual examples (old and new acquisitions) and thought others might be interested in seeing them. I will add more as I dig them out.


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SVD chest rig



GP 30mm grenade carriers



Unit or local manufature chest rigs from the Russian invasion of Afghanistan




East German Fallschirmjager vest




A few from Lebanon, when they were fighting over the green line, both Christian and PLO.




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"Kastero The Resister...The Public Association of Nasar"


For M-16 magazines


For FAL or G3 magazines


Probably for HK 33 40 round magazines


Weapon cases (a little off topic)




Sandinista chest pouch



The Sandinistas used both leather and EG material.




Isreali made AK pouch.



Iraqi (Pakistani made) pouch.


Another (unknown manufacturer)


Iraqi used Chinese and other chest pouches.








Iraqi leather single mag pouch

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Iraqi insurgent LBE(taken while attempting entry from Iran)



Afghanistan (obtained early in the mission, will only take M16 magazines)



Afghan LBE(for the Enfield stripper clips)




Pakistani for RPK 40 round mags


Pakistani made PRC chest pouch copy from Afghanistan




PRC major chest pouch variants

Three magazine green



Three magazine tan



Six magazine green



Four magazine green



Vietnam captured PRC pouch




Vietnam







Shoulder bag for RPK 40 round magazines




Rhodesian manufactured and used by Selous Scouts



For SKS


Rhodesian general issue









South Africa







For R4 50 round magazines


Other South African















South African Police



South African captured during SW African operations



Philipine Army (befor the War on Terror)







There has been a lot of discussion about this pouch being North Korean. I have two and this one has paper assembly tags with the number "25" on a majority of the various parts used to assemble the pouch.


Caliri47 sent me the following picture of a North Korean chest pouch, with the same type of assembly tags.



The final indignity, made in Packistan and from the film Rambo 3


 

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Re: Some unusual/interesting pouches

Sandinista chest pouch


That's killer, I really like it.
 

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Iraqi Insurgant LBE.... I dig it :twisted:
Thats like the Earp brothers style, IF they had AK's!
I'd like to rig something like that up......hmmmm
 

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great reference info.

this needs to go into the reference library.
 

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The Sandinistas used both, added a couple of pictures above.
 

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So what exactly is the third pouch down? the green thread and silver rivets make me think Egyptian. I like it whatever it is.

And on the sandanista rig, when you say they used EG material, so they would have got a bunch of EG tarps and sewn their own rigs out of them or something like that?
 

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PhilRazz--You could be right, but all of those came from Lebanon. I believe they got the material from the EG's (in some form, yardage or otherwise) and made them, they are constructed in the same fashion as the leather examples.
 

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More pictures added today
 

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Wow, this should be a sticky, I've never seen so many different chest rigs and pouches. Thanks for sharing those guys.
 

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Another Damn fine thread! :grin:

I'll contribute a few pics this weekend, but for now, I'll stickey this post :wink:
 

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Thanks for all the great info and pictures, I have what i believe to be a rare E. geman assault vest, which is one of my fav. pouch vests.
Thanks again, for all those rare pictures! :mrgreen:
 
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Great thread :hail: I thought that I had every variation out there, but here we go again...there goes the rent money. :smile:
I need those PLO's :smile:
 

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gear

I know chumka probibly has a mess of sks pouches which i also have, i would grab every one that was different, & there is a lot
 
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xcibes said:
vz58kid said:
Thanks for all the great info and pictures, I have what i believe to be a rare E. geman assault vest, which is one of my fav. pouch vests.
Thanks again, for all those rare pictures! :mrgreen:
Well......are you going to post pics of said vest?
I snagged some of those up from SPG and I think TAPCO, some years back . I believe someone is making reproduction ones now.
 
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