Original U.S. WWII USMC 1944 Dated Thompson .45 Submachine Gun Magazine Pouch Set of 2 by Russell Mfg. Co.

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Original Item: Only Four Pairs Available. These are original 1944 Vintage U.S.M.C. Thompson .45 Submachine Gun 30 round Magazine Pouches, offered in sets of 2. They were purchased together as unissued surplus years ago, and were in storage until we acquired them from an estate sale. The individual canvas pouches are in very good condition with great snaps and are stamped:

R.M. Co.
NOm - 45412

Russell Manufacturing Corporation of Alexander City, Alabama, was founded in 1902, as a textile and clothing manufacturing business. It was a relatively small company, until the WWI need for cloth and yarn helped the company grow rapidly, and while affected, it survived the great depression and started growing again. It established an athletics division named the Southern Manufacturing Company to manufacture team apparel. When WWII came around, Russell Mfg. Co made all types of web gear, including many pouches as well as the pistol belts they attached to. After the war, Russell went back to manufacturing sports apparel, which is how it is mostly known today: Russell Athletic.

Genuine U.S. Marine Corps WWII dated material has become very hard to find on the market today. These pouches in very nice condition, with only a bit of wear and staining from the decades they were in storage. These will only appreciate in value over the years to come.

NOTE: This listing is for the set of 2 pouches only. The magazines are only shown for illustrative purposes.

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