WW2 Trivia - Page 28




 
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Boots
 
July 23rd, 2009  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Which German firearm was produced by a company in UK?

These versions were eventually shipped through Holland for the Netherlands East Indies armies abroad and used against the Japanese during the invasions in the Far East during WW2.
Hmmmm, MP-40?
July 24th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
I am more inclined to go with the Mauser as a number of them were made in Britain.
July 24th, 2009  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Lanchester submachine gun a British copy of the MP28 SMG..... which the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger, KNIL) used a number of MP28 SMGs.... so it would make sense for them to get the Brit copies of the MP28.... the Lanchester, which used brass in some non-critical places.

Only other possible weapon is a Besa machine gun.... which was a Czech designed machine gun used by British armour. It was chambered in 7.92x57mm. The standard German service cartridge of the period.
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Boots
July 24th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
The answer I was looking for was the 9mm Parabellum P08 (often called the Luger) built up by Vickers from parts supplied pre war from Germany.

The Lanchester was a good candidate, but not the one I was looking for.
July 24th, 2009  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
The answer I was looking for was the 9mm Parabellum P08 (often called the Luger) built up by Vickers from parts supplied pre war from Germany.

The Lanchester was a good candidate, but not the one I was looking for.

Ahhh.... the Vickers' Luger. I forgot about that little piece of collectible history. Rare little bastards....

for getting me on that.









Last picture is of British Proof Marks
July 24th, 2009  
BritinAfrica
 
 
Thanks for the pictures 5.56, I have however never ever seen one, let alone held one.

One thing I wasnt aware of was the grip safety which was discarded by the Germans but used by the Swiss.

The proof marks look like Birmingham, which are totally different to the London Proof House marks. One proof mark that looks "wrong" for Birmingham is the crown with the fancy letter "W," it looks more like a Dutch Proof Mark known as the Queen Wilhelmina proof.
July 24th, 2009  
George
 
Hadn't heard of that Luger, but was aware of the 8X57 chambered machine gun. Supposedly wanted a stronger punch, 30-06 has more punch than 8X57 & much better ammo supply, I'd think.
July 26th, 2009  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by BritinAfrica
Thanks for the pictures 5.56, I have however never ever seen one, let alone held one.

One thing I wasnt aware of was the grip safety which was discarded by the Germans but used by the Swiss.

The proof marks look like Birmingham, which are totally different to the London Proof House marks. One proof mark that looks "wrong" for Birmingham is the crown with the fancy letter "W," it looks more like a Dutch Proof Mark known as the Queen Wilhelmina proof.
Interestingly enough I have seen two of them for sale in the last 2 months for around $5000-$6000, unfortunately they are outside my interest range (WW2 European) or I would have picked one up.