Article about: by Carfin LEWYS Hi Adrian, Very nice MP 44 , congratulation. Some pics of my déact. MP 43, (8204g /44) , Fab: Haenel (fxo). Best regards. Carfin. Attachment 159564 Attachment 159566 Attachme
Hi Guys, I thought that you might like to see my MP44.
I have owned this rifle since 1988. I originally had this as a live firing weapon, but six months after I bought it, the law in the UK changed and all full and semi auto's were banned So I had the sad choice either to hand the weapon in to the authorities and have compensation for the price I had bought it for, or to have it deactivated. I chose to have it deactivated. It will still cock and field strip.
The weapon came from the former East Germany. Both the mags and the sling are East German made. I have got both mags filled with original but inert 7.92 x 33 rounds.
The gun was made by "bnz" in 1944. All serial numbers match.
That's a beautiful weapon, Adrian. I can absolutely understand that it was a sad choise to have this weapon deactivated. As I understand, there is still a ongoing crusade against any kind of weapons (live, deactivated and replica's) by the politicians in the UK these days.
I used to own a deactivated MP44 about 15 years ago, but I traded it away. (something I regret now)
I see you have two magazines for your Sturmgewehr as well. Very nice :-)
Awesome piece Adrian , its realy tought about the gun laws these days , a few dick heads ruin it for the serous collector , still even deactivated its yours and is still the real thing so who cares , cheers Raymond PS i might have to join Ben on that visit as long as he can wait till this time next year . Raymond
Very nice ! I remember that crusade in UK: I have brit relatives and my cousin had to sell everything he owned, including some nice handguns his father brought from the war
Here's not different: until few years ago, .223 and 45 ACP were forbidden calibers for civilians (there was a ridicolous escamotage with .222 and 45 HP ...), 9 mm LUGER still is (we can own 9x21mm IMI ...which is basically the same caliber,but the case is 2 mm longer) and rifles have a limitation of maximum 5 round mags. When I see the threads of our american friends I feel very depressed
I go on holiday in two weeks, when I get back I will pop down then, at the moment I am spending every minute I can getting my house sorted, I have been doing it up ever since I left the military it gives me something to do, civvie street gets very boring