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Erma 1943 MP-40 Maschinenpistole

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis was my first German firearm, a 1943 manufacture Erma MP40 Maschinenpistole. It is stamped AYF43 for Erma and the year it was made. It is all matching stamped 9067 and WaA stamped 280. This weapon was only issued to section leaders, tank crews and fallshirmjäger until near the end of the war. The MP-41 is a variant using a wooden stock that was made by Schmeisser until Erma closed him down for patent infringement.

Erfurt P08 Luger Pistol

Posted in Firearms with tags , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_German_EmpireThis is a matching Imperial stamped Erfurt Luger. Manufactured in 1916 it has the Wilhelm crown as well as 1861, the serial number. Note the wooden buttons on the magazine, a characteristic of WW1 Lugers.

 

Faustpatrone 30 Klein Tube

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the tube for a Panzerfaust Klein, more correctly called a Faustpatrone. I have shown it with the head attached so you can see the setup.

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German Maschinengewehr 34

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my 1938 Mauser manufactured MG34. It is numbered 8998 and matches except for the stock. It is stamped BSW 1938. What’s nice about these pre-war mg’s is the machined top cover, compared to the stamped ones that they changed to later. Again, it’s a demil. But it’s also a beast. Thank you Arms Code of Canada.

 

German Maschinenpistole 44

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my Steyr manufactured MP44, manufactured in 1945. It’s stamped 6565/G and SWJ45 with a waffenamt WaA623. Obviously it’s been demilled otherwise I certainly couldn’t have it out on display.

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German infantry advance in the Ardennes, December 1944. Note the MP40 on the man at left and the MP43/44 on the bloke on the right

Panzerfaust 60

Posted in Firearms with tags , , , , on March 27, 2011 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my Panzerfaust 60. It came out of Etobicoke from the Toronto Militaria Show. It’s plainly been recovered from water and then repainted but still a neat piece. Here also is a photo of a member of the “Ost Berlin Gebeit” with the same type of weapon.

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