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German Weapons

Sturmgewehr 44 / MP 44

  

This article contains technical info, disassembly info, and some info on manufacturers codes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical Data

Caliber: 7,92 x 33 Kurz Patrone 
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
Muzzle velocity (V0): 690m/s
Length: 940 mm
Barrel Length: 418 mm
Barrel Groove & Twist: 4 grooves, right hand twist
Weight (without magazine): 4,62 kg
Weight of loaded magazine: 0,92 kg

  

 

Below, some detail pictures

 

 

 

 

 

MP44 in "transport" mode:

Dust cover closed

 

 

 

 

MP44 in "ready to fire" mode:

Dust cover is open.

Whenever the MP is loaded, the dust cover
opens automatically.

 

 

 

 

Top view of the V-notch sight.

The range is from 100 - 800 metres.

 

 

 

 

Top view of the butt stock.

 

 

 

 

Top view with shows the space for the tools
and instruction booklet.

tools:

brush for gas tube
disassembly tool

 

Manufacturers codes.

Since the MP44 consisted of all kind of machined parts, there were also a lot of different manufacturers involved.

The following main manufactureres codes can be found:

 

Assembling Companies:

fxo - C.G. Haenel, Waffen- u. Fahrrad-Fabrik, Suhl
ce - J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Gewehrfabrik, Suhl
bnz - Steyr-Daimler-Puch A.G., Werk Steyr
qlv - Erma (not mentioned in the German Code Book)

 

 

Disassembly - Safety !!!!

Before disassembling the MP44 allways take the following safety precautions:

 

 

 

 

 

1 - Remove the magazine.

 

 

 

 

2 - Set the safety lever on (S)afe.

 

 

 

 

 

3 - Check the chamber for cartridges.

 

 

Disassembly - continuation

 

 

Created, maintained and Copyright 2004 / 2005, Tom

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