09-02-2013 11:45 AM
the only "gew" related I've found were "StG 44 (Sturmgewehr 44)" and "Gewehr 98"
So anyone else has "gew44" marking on any of their items?
Gew is short as you know for gewehr which in English translates as rifle. I would suggest that the 44 is the date of production or acceptance. So the stamp could possibly be an indication that the box was intended for rifle ammunition and manufactured/accepted in 1944.
Thanks Robin, interesting box after all...
Sure is I really like these and they are normally reasonable in price.
gew is different from Gew.....Here gew should be the three letters code that identifies the maker "Berghaus from Oberbrügge/Westf.". 44 should be the year of production. I'm not convinced at all by the paint.
Would it be possible to see a photo of the markings pls ?
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I must agree with JPhilip...In this case the gew is the manufacturer's code, and 44 the date of production...I can't comment on the paint, but I will say that these always make great display items for a reasonable price...
That is definitely a manufacturer's code...thanks for showing!