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 Post subject: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:12 pm 
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I am looking to purchase an M24 grenade bag, but my knowlage on what is right or wrong is fairly limited. I do realise that there were bags made for the M24, but would it be alright to use a rifle grenade bag? Also I have just noticed that Spearhead has M24 grenade bags that they are claiming to be Fallschirmjäger, were these bag used just by the Fallschirmjägers or were they issued to Waffen SS and Heer as well? http://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-German-Fallschirmjager-GrenadePouch-Fieldgrey-/170740061356?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c0e694ac#ht_2926wt_932


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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:06 am 
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Heer Pioniers used them as well from my reading on my impression

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:24 am 
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Try making some from sandbags similar to what was done originally?
(see pic below), you can get the sandbags from fleabay. :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Would hessian cloth bags be field made?


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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Panzer212 wrote:
Would hessian cloth bags be field made?


:?: :?: They were just two sand bags tied together and worn around the neck
like the pic i showed you previously mate, nothing complicated.

I have seen other pics of this practice being done, it is very commonly seen.

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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Alright, thank you for the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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No probs mate, i'll try and help anybody, as i say you dont sound too impressed with what ive said lol,
thats cool buddy no worries, maybe someone else will come on with a second opinion :?: good luck
anyway, regards Peiper :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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It's just that I have already purchased the zipper top bags. I wish that I would have been told this a while ago so that I could have saved some money. I will put together the type of bags that you have proposed being as it will be more accuarte for my Waffen SS impression.


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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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Don't forget the tape from the corners of each bag that go around your back to stop the bags flopping forwards.

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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Panzer212 wrote:
I wish that I would have been told this a while ago so that I could have saved some money.

Or more usually you could have done the research before you did the buying? Easier to blame others for not telling you though?

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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I did search the internet, but found nothing. Then I decded that maybe someone on this forum would know something, but I didn't get a reply until 3 months after I made the post.


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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:07 pm 
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Stig, that's kind of what this forum is for...To aid in research and depth of knowledge through questions, conversations, and replies. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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i have a few grenade bags i bought with loops etc and thing for round neck but found the hessian type better made from sand bags ... peiper good suggestion

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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
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Panzer212 wrote:
I did search the internet, but found nothing. Then I decded that maybe someone on this forum would know something, but I didn't get a reply until 3 months after I made the post.


I only saw your post when VonSchnitzel responded to it, i had only just seen it, although when searching the internet
did you not find any photos showing the sand bag being used? similar to which i posted earlier :?:
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 Post subject: Re: Grenade Bag Question
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 2:36 pm 
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No, I did not see anything like sandbag grenade bags. The bags that I did find I could not figure what matireial they were made of, I assumed they they may be a canvas material. Now that I know that what is correct, I thin I'll fabricate one of these hessian grenade bags.


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