Universal Small Arms Ammunition Pouch
The ammunition pouch is designed to carry any of the basic loads of ammunition. But with special weapons, it may be necessary to carry more ammunition than the pouches will accommodate. When extra ammunition is necessary, bandoleers of ammunition may be carried in a cross-chest manner. To place bandoleers of ammunition in the ammunition pouches, make a neat bundle by folding the bandoleers accordion-fashion and placing them in the pouches with the bandoleer straps at the top. This method permits the bandoleers to be inserted and removed easily.
The small arms ammunition pouch is 4 1/4 inches wide, 6 1/4 inches high and 2 1/2 inches deep. Plastic stiffeners are provided in the front (later elimininated) and back of the pouch so that clips of ammunition can be easily inserted and removed. There are two attaching clips and supporting straps on the back of each pouch so that the pouches can be attached to the pistol belt and to the suspenders. Both sides of the pouch have attachments for carrying hand grenades.