WW2 British P37 Basic Pouch - Post-War Variation

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SKU1155E
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Post-WW2 variation of British 37 Pattern Basic Pouch

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These are original post-WW2 variations of the British 37 Pattern Basic Pouch.

Introduced in 1937, the British 37 Pattern webbing system was widely used by British and Commonwealth nations during WW2 and into the 1950s. Born out of the requirement to allow soldiers to carry more ammunition, the 37 Pattern system featured a greater capacity than previous British patterns. All pouches were made of cotton webbing which was waterproofed and dyed during the manufacturing process. 

The 37 Pattern Basic Pouch was designed to allow a soldier to carry a wide variety of equipment. It could carry either 2 Bren Gun magazines, 6 20-round Thompson submachine gun magazines, 4 No 36M Fragmentation, No 69 Offensive, or No.77 White Phosphorus grenades, 4 No 36M cup-discharger rifle grenades with attached gas-check baseplates, 2 Smoke Grenades, or boxes of Small Arms Ammunition. The ability to carry such a wide range of equipment and ammunition made the Basic Pouch one of the most integral parts of the 37 Pattern system.

These particular pouches are thought to be post-war variations of the original design and feature a different type of top buckle on the back.  They are in excellent condition and are fully serviceable, although some variation in colour and wear is to be expected. These are surprisingly rare and hard to find pouches.

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