Hi Guys, I have been after one of these for many years. I finally bought this one at the weekend.
This is the early issue "bell mouthed" magazine. This was the first version of the 35 round stick magazine. First introduced in Feb 1942. The steel used was found to be too thin a gauge at 0.5 mm and could dent too easily, so the design was changed and the steel thickness increased to 1mm. The mouth of the mag was also redesigned.
In total there were three basic designs used during the war.