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K43 Magazine

Posted in Magazines with tags , , , , , , on March 1, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a late war production K43 marked magazine for the K43 semi-automatic main battle rifle. The manufacturer is gcb (Grohmann und Sohn Ad, Metallwarenfabrik, Würbenthal/Süd). The magazine has the two correct WaAB92 stamps along the lower part of the body as well as the simplified two ridge floor plate. This is for use on my K43 rebuild here.

MP-18 Trommel Adapter

Posted in Magazines, Parts & Accessories with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis little item is terrifically tough to find. It’s the adapter for the MP-18/I designed to allow the 32 round drum magazine (snail drums) to fit. Not quite WW2 but since I have a trommel drum and I am looking for an MP-18, it’s a case of hook it when you see it. The MP18 was originally designed with a  20 round box magazine however the Army procurement organization insisted that the weapon be made compatible with the TM08 trommels which were common due to their issue for the LP08 pistol. This required this spacer adapter to be slid onto the snail drum to prevent it being pushed to far into the receiver of the MP18.

MP44 Magazine

Posted in Magazines with tags , , , , on April 18, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a magazine for the StG44 or MP44. This one is marked QLV for Erma’s factory in Erfurt.

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MG34 50 Round Ammunition Drum

Posted in Magazines with tags , , , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHeavily overpainted but still with the original dunkelgrün paint showing through underneath. Yes I did attach this to my MG34. Yes it did fall off with 50 rounds in it and hit my toe.

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