Archive for Assault Rifles

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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German 7.92×33 Kurz Ammunition

Posted in Ammunition with tags , , , , on October 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThese rounds are the Kurz rounds used in the MP43/44 or StG assault rifle. These particular ones were made in 1944 and were taken into use by the East German Army as evidenced by the label dating from 1961. The DDR Army ceased using the MP44 in 1962.

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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.


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