Please take a look at this deactivated MP43 , I just noticed something odd ;

in almost all pictures I can find of them ( be it MP43 , MP44 or Stg.44 ) , the stamped metal HANDGUARD has 4 holes on the left hand side , and 5 on the right .

This one ( marked cof ) has 5 holes on both sides , and I can't find a similar one anywhere .

Is this just a production variant , or .. ?

I am going to assume that all parts have been refinished , but I would like them to be authentic to the period .

Thanks for all help .. !

in almost all pictures I can find of them ( be it MP43 , MP44 or Stg.44 ) , the stamped metal HANDGUARD has 4 holes on the left hand side , and 5 on the right .

This one ( marked cof ) has 5 holes on both sides , and I can't find a similar one anywhere .

Is this just a production variant , or .. ?

I am going to assume that all parts have been refinished , but I would like them to be authentic to the period .

Thanks for all help .. !

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