Actually subsonic ammo makes a big difference because it eliminates the distictive crack that regular ammo makes when it breaks the sound barrier. Sure, the silencer may muffle the sound of the powder exploding, but it cannot stop the crack, only subsonic ammo will avoid that.
I was unaware of the subsonic ammo for the 98k so thank you for that piece of enlightenment! The reason why the subsonic ammo is needed for this suppressor is because of the small size of the expansion chamber. A full power round through this would stand a fair chance of blowing it apart due to the pressure generated. Introduce the subsonic round and that particular problem goes away. The same is true for the STG series. The ammunition is small enough that a pressure overload is not a problem. As far as the sound goes it is true that you don't need to use subsonic ammunition (I actually used to own a Ciener suppressor for my M-16) and when my friends and I tested it you could hear the bullet quite easily(obviously) but you could only determine the azimuth of the shot. It was common to be 180 degrees off in where we thought the projectile came from.
Hello collector friends,
it is definitely a silencer for a K98k. There were different models for different guns. The marking "L 26" tells us, that it is a silencer for a K98k.
Here are some other model types listed:
L31, L32 = silencer for pistol CZ 27,
L23, L25, L26, L27, L53 = silencer for the K98 k,
L41, L42, L43 = silencer for the smg MP 40,
L63, L64 = silencer for the MG 42.
Here is a link to a German auction site:
Hermann Historica - Internationales Auktionshaus für Antiken, Alte Waffen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Historische Sammlungsstücke
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what are the SS-TV cartridges for?