BE03 15 Round Pocket, Mark II

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$18.00

The 15 round cartridge pocket, Mk. II, replaced the Mk. I pocket in 1905. Similar in shape to the Mk.I, the Mk.II used a different method of closure. Instead of a large flap extending from the rear of the pocket, this pattern has only a short flap extending from the front of the pocket. This flap is closed by a strap rivetted to the rear of the pocket. Like the Mk.I is has a brass "dee" on the rear to take the front hook of the greatcoat carrier. It is designed to take three chargers placed in the pocket in sandwich fashion, the centre charger having the bullets pointing up.

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Introduced shortly after the Boer War, the Bandoleer Equipment, Pattern 1903 was used by a number of services until the end of the Second World War, despite being made obsolete by the Web Equipment, Pattern 1908, shortly after its introduction.

The 15 round cartridge pocket, Mk. II, replaced the Mk. I pocket in 1905. Similar in shape to the Mk.I, the Mk.II used a different method of closure. Instead of a large flap extending from the rear of the pocket, this pattern has only a short flap extending from the front of the pocket. This flap is closed by a strap rivetted to the rear of the pocket. Like the Mk.I is has a brass "dee" on the rear to take the front hook of the greatcoat carrier. It is designed to take three chargers placed in the pocket in sandwich fashion, the centre charger having the bullets pointing up.

This reproduction pocket is made from high quality, drum dyed, full grain leather. The buckles and studs are solid brass. The rivets are tin plated copper.