Deactivated WWII MP43

Deactivated WWII MP43

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This is a rare matching numbers Steyr manufactured WWII German MP43 assault rifle. Steyr only produced 80,000 during the entire war the of the MP43 and MP44 variants. The serial number on this example dates to early 1944. Underneath the receiver it is correctly marked with the early "bnz" code, WaA623 and Nazi-eagle (German army proof). This example is also fitted with an original "fxo" = C.G. Haenel, Waffen- u. Fahrradfabrik, Suhl made magazine. This example has no capture markings. The re-numbering of parts looks to be factory reworked and is a good indication that it saw active service.

The MP44 uses the 7.92 Kurtz (short) cartridge and was made from stamped parts making it relatively quick and cheap to make. The MP44/STG 44 was mainly issued to elite frontline Waffen-SS Panzer grenadier Divisions. These troops were among the most loyal and fierce German soldiers and were known to have fought until the last man.

Including the Mkb42, MP43/1,MP43, MP44 & StG44 variants around 440,000 were ever made with the vast majority being destroyed during or after the war. This innovative weapon inspired today's assault rifles, for example the Kalashnikov AK47 & H&K G3 are both heavily based on this weapon.

A rare opportunity to own a legendary German assault rifle.

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Product Code: 43M76