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Question about protective leather on MG42 ammo boxes handles
Old 05-22-2020, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default Question about protective leather on MG42 ammo boxes handles

Hi,

At the beginning of the conflict, the leather protections for the ammunition boxes of MG34 / 42 were in brown leather.
My question is about this type of protection (here below): A kind of leather ersatz or very fine black leather. When was is it made ? After the war ? end of the war ?
An example on this ammunition box marked ada 1944, which does not seem to have been repainted (or very well done !!)

Many thanks in advance.

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Old 05-22-2020, 10:50 AM   #2
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ada 44 had black leather also. But from what I see of the very little you present of this Patronenkasten it does not appear to me as a one looker, but rather as a repaint job. But I might be false.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:35 AM   #3
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i have just had a look at my untouched Field grey Patronenkasten 41 marked "brc42" it still has the leather coverings on the handles and ends and is also some kind of artificial leather,doesnt appear to be proper leather. il post pics when i can
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:07 AM   #4
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Many thanks for your comment, I'll try to make better picture of the box itself to get a better idea.
Have a nice week end.
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