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Miltary Bag ID

hoosierhoosier Member Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭
edited June 2018 in Ask the Experts
Found a some stuff any ideas? 38703 Bag Empty Cartridges. Maybe for 1919 or 1918 machine gun?
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Got a few of these, old but new. Worth any thing?
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  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,555 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Why stencil "Bag Empty Cartridges"? For reloading behind the lines? Or keeping count?

    "It's 14" long and opens up to a rectangle shape 4x6.
    The 1st one looks like WW 1 era, 2nd one seems to be WW 2 era"

    Kinda small to be a machine gun empty collector (the machine guns I'm thinking of). Maybe for a BAR or a Tommygun?
  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 12,773 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    possible brass catcher???? just guessing
  • bk0331bk0331 Member Posts: 520 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm guessing (being a former machinegunner and having done so) that it would be easier to empty the bag than pick up all of the expended casings at the range.
  • US Military GuyUS Military Guy Member Posts: 3,573 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Usually for use inside an armored vehicle (especially inside a tank with a ball mounted weapon).

    It is not a good idea to have excess cartridge casings moving around inside a tank, when you are using it. They might get stuck in places you don't want them to get stuck in.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No clue even google has nothing. The snap looks like the one on my WWII issue 1911 holster and mag pouches. Something for scale would be nice.
  • hoosierhoosier Member Posts: 1,284 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It's 14" long and opens up to a rectangle shape 4x6.
    The 1st one looks like WW 1 era, 2nd one seems to be WW 2 era

    I've searched all over , nothing in my reference books either.
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