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Walther MKb.42 assault rifle

Article about: Just wanted to start a thread about Walthers version of the MKb.42 assault rifle, If anyone is up for discussing about it Last surviving specimens known are: s/n 0035 - Defence Academy, UK s

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    Just wanted to start a thread about Walthers version of the MKb.42 assault rifle, If anyone is up for discussing about it







    Last surviving specimens known are:

    s/n 0035 - Defence Academy, UK



    s/n 0050 - private collection, USA

    s/n 0067 - private collection

    s/n 0072 - private collection

    s/n 0078 - Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, USA

    s/n 0084 - National Firearms Centre Leeds, The Royal Armouries (the Old MOD Pattern Room), UK

    s/n 0097 - private collection, deact, sold on The Collector's Guild in 2004. Probably still in Canada

    s/n 0109 - (stock cut in half) Springfield Armory Museum, Massachusetts, USA

    s/n 0116 - (different stock shape) Russian Army Museum, Moscow

    s/n 0120 - Finnish Arms Museum Foundation, Hyvinkaa, Finland

    s/n 0131 - Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland, USA

    s/n 0155 (s/n unconfirmed) - first, WTS Koblenz

    s/n ? - second, WTS Koblenz

    s/n ? - first, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    s/n ? - second, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, USA

    s/n ? - West Point Museum, New York, US

    s/n ? - BATFE (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) USA. Probably severly damaged when used as bait to catch someone dealing in illegal machine guns.

    s/n ? (impossible to read) - private collection, battlefield relic found in Czech Republic in 2007

    Possible 2 more examples pulled out from water in Germany (information unconfirmed)

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    My friend in Russia has one in relic condition, found in Leningrad area, Wolchow front by himself.
    A lot of pouches found in an old attics of Estonia and Latvia for this kind of weapons in the mid of 1990's

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    As i heard at least 8 pieces of Mkb H was found in different time in the Wolchow front.
    The shown example from the south Ukraine
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    The one you mentioned as sold in Canada was originally offered to me. But the price tag of, I think, 12,000 was out of my league.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Wow, what a rifle, and I wonder where mr Kalashnikov got his pattern from
    Ben

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    wasn't this the predeccesor of the mp43
    sorry for my bad english i'm dutch

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    Yes, you are correct.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Whatever...........I'ts a beautifull piece!

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    She's perty!

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    @ Cutaway
    At first, I hate when someone is stealing my post and put it on every possible militaria related forum without stating a source (List of surviving M.Kb.42(W) - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums) of it.

    Sorry guys, but he does it everywhere so I had to say something.

    Anyway, back to the point. As you can see below sometimes they show up in pairs

    Enjoy

    Jacek
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