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MP-28/II - arsenal stamps. Wherzitfrom?
Old 08-15-2019, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default MP-28/II - arsenal stamps. Wherzitfrom?

Just got this MP-28 rebuilt to semi-auto from a parts kit. I can't find any waffenamt, so either this wasn't used by Germany or it didn't go through standard military procurement processes (which I'm assuming might be possible given the distrubution of the MP-28 to mostly SS and Police units).

It does have these two small arsenal stamps near the ejection port. Does anyone recognize them?
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:52 AM   #2
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These are Belgian proofs and NOT arsenal markings.
It is a German made gun that, in my opinion, was exported to another country (I would say South America) through a Belgian dealer. It is reasonable to think that it was a manouver to hide the deal while the Versailles restrictions were still in force.
And, yes, I had seen same marks in guns currently held in a Police museum in Brazil.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:45 PM   #3
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These also came to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Black market for the Republican army. Some of them were handed to the French when republicans lost the war and exiled in France. Were stocked in France and fell in German hands once France surrendered, and then used by German forces again That's what we call a circle

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Old 08-15-2019, 04:01 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, this was just the sort of info I was looking for!
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