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Old 12-02-2019, 02:55 PM   #1
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Just sharing some pictures of my current ones. Some are not even close to great, but they work.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:46 PM   #2
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:47 PM   #3
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Old 12-02-2019, 07:19 PM   #4
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Nice stuff...the mag with the shorter grooves is interesting. I have never seen one like it. Why is it made like that?? Thx
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:32 PM   #5
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Nice stuff...the mag with the shorter grooves is interesting. I have never seen one like it. Why is it made like that?? Thx
I can only guess what the original intent was, but the haenel magazines quickly had a metal spacer spot welded into that area so they must have had follower tilting or dirt issues and rather than keep welding in plates just extended the groves.
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:15 AM   #6
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Nice collection, thanks for the pictures.
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Great collection - really interesting to see that one with the short grooves -
Would love to see some closer pics, I cannot enlarge the image for some reason.

I have two rusted relics (not Mkb42(h) just standard MP43/44) amongst my collection, bought off Ebay in the early days, and they work just fine without a hiccup in the MP44, too - lol.

For a magazine silhouette that has become so familiar, intermediate round hi-capacity, it it interesting to imagine how unique it would have been in 1942.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:40 AM   #8
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Close up's.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:17 AM   #9
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Close up's.
I don’t have a haenel one... yet. But I now have one of each version of the walther.
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Thank you! Can you let me know how the follower and floorplate of this magazine is marked? I've recently seen one of these and couldn't find a source upon how these should be marked. And what value do you put on one of these?
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Very interesting images - you can almost see the family resemblance to the MG13 magazine, here.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:30 AM   #12
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Thank you! Can you let me know how the follower and floorplate of this magazine is marked? I've recently seen one of these and couldn't find a source upon how these should be marked. And what value do you put on one of these?
Follower just has a 37 Waffenamt (Haenel) on the spine & the floor plate is unmarked.
As for value, I'm not sure. I bought this one about 30 something years ago.
I have never seen another one for sale.
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Follower just has a 37 Waffenamt (Haenel) on the spine & the floor plate is unmarked.
As for value, I'm not sure. I bought this one about 30 something years ago.
I have never seen another one for sale.
Is the follower plain or does it have a nose to keep the lock in position after the last cartridge has been fired?
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Is the follower plain or does it have a nose to keep the lock in position after the last cartridge has been fired?
Plain.
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Old 12-07-2019, 01:47 AM   #15
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Interesting. The follower with nose is even found in some later fxo mags, so I would expect it in a prototype magazine. However, I take this as an early wartime mismatch, happened when the soldiers were sitting together gun cleaning.
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