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Old 07-25-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Sten Gun Magazine Leg Drop Container

I came across this on a militaria sales site.

It's described as a "Sten gun magazine leg drop container, Designed to carry 10 magazines. Original 1943 issue replacement leg fittings and cord."

It looks as though it's meant to be worn on the leg when parachuting, then lowered on the cord in the same way the drop bag, rifle valise or Griswold bags are.

Does anyone else have any references for it?
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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I've never heard nor seen one.....strikes me as being a bit odd when Para's had the Sten magazine bandolier available....but who know's odd stuff does turn up from time to time.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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That's a very interesting piece of equipment. Never saw it before. It resembles the Bren cleaning kit carrier. How does it look on the inside ? Actually, It would not be too difficult to kitbash one from the one that came with Mark, the first DML brit.

Could it be a non-regulation item, improvised by some unit for some reason ?

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Old 08-08-2008, 11:05 AM   #4
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Never seen that before,why have a mag carrier hanging? maybe a prototype???
maybe WW1?
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Old 08-09-2008, 04:45 PM   #5
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It might have been intended for OSS type clandestine drops , rather than for combat troops. I have seen, somewhere but for the life of me I can't remember where at the moment, a leather sten parachute holster which may have had the same sort of purpose.
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