Nice collection begining,
If you start a "sturmgewehr" magazine collection, they are 12 different markings:
-MP 42 (HS)-(very very rare), -Mkb 42 (bb)-(very rare), -Mkb 42 haenel-(very rare),- Mkb 42-(very rare),- Mkb 42 u. MP 43-, -Mkb 42 MP 43-, -MP 43-, -Mkb 42 MP 44-, -MP 44-, -MP 43 MP 44-, -Stg 44-, -Stg 45-.
The magazine marked -MP 45- is very rare and the opinion of an authentic marking or a fake is partaged.
Actualy you can find copy with the same markings, and tchekoslovakian magazines marked -Stg 44- with 1946 date.
MKB magazine 42/43 is a rare?Thank you for the information
There are also East German made mags marked "MP44" and maker coded "1001" to collect.
The manufaturer code are:
aqr = R&O Lux Metallwarenfabrik
fxo = C.G Haenel Waffenfabrik
qlv = ERMA code WaA28Q
ayf = Erfurter Machinenfabrik
gqm = Loch & Hartenberger Metallwarenfabrik
qlw = Adolf Grohmann & Sohn code WaA892
bte = Frankische Eisenwerke AG
jvd = Erste Nordbömische Metallwarenfabrik
qlx = Unknown
CHN = Gebr. Reinhold Maschinenfabrik
kur = Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG code WaA815
qnw = Unknown
cxt = Waasia Ofenwerk Recke & Co
qlt = Unknown
tbv = Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG code WaA815.
Mkb 42/43 is current
Want to buy?
I collect MP Magazines, but im living in France and the law is very hard, sorry.
I have a qlw WaA892 marked StG44 mag which also has the Czech E46 marking on it which I picked up for virtually nothing many years ago. Is this likely to be a genuine WW2 mag that has been reused by the Czech's or are they Czech mags with fake WW2 markings on them (I've been told this may be the case?) - anyone know anything about these?and tchekoslovakian magazines marked -Stg 44- with 1946 date.