Rare Firing Blowback Version
Rare Shoei WWII German MP44 (firing blowback version)
Functions, fires, filed-strips exactly like the real thing.
Construction: Metal with real wood stock and for grip.
Select fire: Fires on Semi and Full Auto
Last made in the 90's and in good condition throughout : Appears unfired.
Includes five 7.92mm Shoei blowback cartridges (4 in unused/ new condition) 5x inert / dummy 7.92mm bullets, 1x 30rd magazine, original box, copy of original instructions. Serial No. 0816c /44
Everything on the Shoei MP44 operates exactly like it does on a real MP44.
Weight: 5.2 Kilograms : Real thing 5.2 Kilograms
Magazine Capacity: 30rds
Each Shoei MP44 has its own unique serial number
PFC Primer caps: €11.00 / £8.50 per box (1 box = 100 PFC caps) These are needed to make the bang and smoke!
Spare Magazines : €54.85 / £46.95 each (Shoei MP44 magazines in stock) : Real MP44 magazines can also be used with the Shoei MP44
Real look Dummy Bullets (5) : €33.25 / £28.95 per box. includes stripper clip (in stock)
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,