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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.


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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