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WWII-Some German machineguns.

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    The German "speed guns".

    MG42-Gustloff assembled, dated 1943.

    MP40-Erma assembled dated 1943...with a Luger and P.38.

    MP44-Erma assembled.

    MG34 and MG42 both Gustloff assembled.

    The markings on the MG34.


    -Erma's code in 1943 which is present on the MP40 is "ayf"
    WaA 280..other sub contractors codes are stamped on different components of the gun.

    -Erma's code in 1944 was "qlv" as shown on the MP44 together the WaA280 acceptance stamp.

    -Gustloff's code in 1939 was 936 with WaA4 acceptance stamp
    as shown on the MG34.

    -Gustloff's code in 1943 was "dfb" with WaA4 acceptance stamp.
    The "dfb" code is shown on the MG42.

    I will post more stuff on German and Axis pistols as well as Russian and American pieces.


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    The time limit for posting on this forum...I find frustrating...
    but that is just me....I like to take my time to bake a cake!

    But I understand.

    Continued from the previous post:

    Various marked MP40 magazines.

    MG42 marked sling.

    Parts pouch for the MP44.

    Sling markings on the MP44. (It is a K98k sling.)

    Loading the MP44 magazine.

    Some vintage cartridges for the MP44.


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    Hi David, thanks for sharing your top quality items. Very very nice indeed.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Those are some of the best I've ever seen.

    Many thanks for sharing...............they're beauties !

    Steve T

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    Hello David,
    very nice collection of german weapons...
    congrats for owning such beautiful examples. Don't you like german rifles also (K98k, G41, G43) ? or maybe you didn't have the chance to catch one that met your criteria ?
    I dream to get a MG42 like yours sometimes....really nice...

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    David, Wonderful MGs, some of the best... Thanks for posting them...BILL
    "As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"

    In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
    901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
    Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...

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    Ade, Steve T, JPhilip and Bill.

    Thanks very much for your kind comments.

    JPhilip, I looked for an all matching K98k for a long time to complement my WWII German collection luck.

    I eventually found the 1941 Portuguese Contract rifle shown below.
    The extensive markings and the overall condition of this gun caused me to move forward and buy it.


    The bayonet is not matching, however it is in the same "H" block
    as the rifle.

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    Very nice portuguese rifle....
    and very very nice 1939 portuguese contract 84/98 bayonet.
    I also have one...and a 1937 contract as well...

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    David I would like to add to the many thanks for showing us your outstanding weapons. Those are beyond museum quality! You are definitely a quality minded man. Thanks a million.


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    Very impressive. Thank you for sharing!

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