WWII German MP43
Dummy Cartridge version
Brand new Limited production Shoei: WWII German MP43. Very latest version.
Limited Production. Get them while you can !
Functions, filed-strips exactly like the real thing !
Construction: Metal with real wood stock and for grip
Each Shoei MP43 has its own unique serial number and German proof markings (see photos above)
You can load the magazine, chamber and manually eject the real size/ look Shoei MP43 dummy bullets
Everything on the Shoei MP43 operates exactly like it does on a real MP43 !
Weight: 5.2 Kilograms : Real thing 5.2 Kilograms
Magazine Capacity: 30rds
Brand new including original box, instructions, 30rd magazine, 10x real look / size 7.92mm Dummy Bullets
Spare Magazines : €65.70 / £58.95 each (Shoei MP44 magazines) : Real magazines can also be used with the Shoei MP43
Real look Dummy Bullets (5) : €33.25 / £24.95 per box. includes stripper clip (in stock)
Extra cartridges and magazines available with sales or after sales.
Superb quality, indistinguishable from the real thing, ideal for collectors, re-enactors, museum, living history, film or theatre
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Brief info on the MP44
This weapon, known as a worlds first assault rifle, was developed in Hitlers' Germany during the World War Two. Initial development took place under the designation of MKb.42 - MachinenKarabine, 1942. The experimental MKb's were developed by two german companies, Karl Walther (MKb.42(W)) and C.G.Haenel (MKb.42(H)). Both guns were intended as a replacement for submachine guns, bolt action rifles and, partly, light machineguns for front troops. Both guns were designed to fire intermediate (between rifle and pistol) cartridge, and have effective range of 600 meters or so. The 7.92mm Kurz cartridge, developed by Polte company, propelled 8.1 g (125 grains) bullet to roughly 680 meters per second.
After initial trials the MKb.42(H), designed by Hugo Schmeisser, was found superior of two, and further development took place under the name of MP-43 (MachinenPistole, 1943, to avoid Hitlers opposition to made anything but SMGs). Some MP-43s were issued to troops at western front, and field reports were very promising. Final version appeared under the designation of Mp-44, and then Hitler finally approved it, but the new gun received also a new designation - SturmGevehr-44, which stands for no more than "Assault Rifle" in german language. This was pure act of propaganda, but the name stuck not only to that gun, but to the whole new class of automatic weapons, designed to fire intermediate cartridges. Total number of MP-43s, MP-44s and StG.44s produced was about 500 000, and these guns proved itself as very effective,