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First adopted by the British Empire in 1937 as part of the "Pattern '37" webbing system, the cartridge carrier pouch was initially issued to combat support or rear echelon troops such as artillery gunners, drivers, and clerks. Front line combat units were instead issued with the larger "Basic" pouch variations, intended to carry the bulkier magazines, grenades, or rockets. Given the utility of the larger pouches, the cartridge pouches were eventually entirely superseded by 1943, with most rear echelon units being issued basic pouches instead. In the years after the Second World War, large numbers of these pouches were surplused out to nations such as Belgium and Italy as a webbing component, making these well built little canvas pouches very readily available at cheap prices.
The pouche system is capable of carrying up to 30 rounds in 5 round stripper clips, and feature a brass snap button closure at two levels. Each of the individual pouches feature an internal flap allowing two separate stripper clips of 5 rounds to be fitted securely within.
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