WW2 German Wehrmacht Luftwaffe Kriegsmarine – MP44 / StG44 MAGAZINE – ADOLF GROHMANN & SOHN – qlw – RARE!


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You are bidding on a SUPERB used example of a WW2 German Maschinenpistole 44 (Sturmgewehr 44) Magazine!  This held a total of 30 rounds of ammunition.
The StG 44 (abbreviation of Sturmgewehr 44, “assault rifle 44”) is a German selective-fire assault rifle developed during World War II by Hugo Schmeisser. It is also known as the MP 43 and MP 44 (Maschinenpistole 43 and 44). The StG 44 was an improvement of an earlier design, the Maschinenkarabiner 42.
The StG 44 was the first successful assault rifle, with features including an intermediate cartridge, controllable automatic fire, a more compact design than a battle rifle with a higher rate of fire, and being designed primarily for hitting targets within a few hundred metres.  Other rifles at the time were designed to hit targets of over a thousand meters, but this was found to be in excess of the range in which most enemy engagements actually took place.
The StG 44 fulfilled its role effectively, particularly on the Eastern Front, offering a greatly increased volume of fire compared to standard infantry rifles. The StG largely influenced the Soviet AK-47 that was introduced three years after the war concluded.  Its influence can still be seen in modern assault rifles, which, after World War II, became the global standard for infantry rifles.
Made of a lightweight stamped steel MP44 / StG44 Magazine is in VERY NICE used condition!  Some marks, scratches, and wear, but nothing that detracts.  Made by Adolf Grohmann & Sohn,Wurbenthal, it is clearly marked:
StG 44
qlw     E  46
Though it is 100% German wartime production, there are no WaA Inspection stamps that I can see.  It does, however, feature a Czech 1946 inspection stamp (indicating that it is original German stock that was accepted into the Czech Army in 1946).  Does not detract.  A PERFECT item for any collection or display!


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