Anyone in Iraq need 7.92 Kurtz (StG-44) ammo


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MatthewVanitas
August 28, 2004, 06:57 AM
Greetings. For those stationed in Iraq currently, does anyone have a legitimate need for 7.92 Kurtz ammunition? Addressing this to S-2 shops or equivalent who run fam-fires, museum collections, etc.

In our random confiscating/reissuing, we came across a couple hundred rounds or so of 7.92 Kurtz ammo, some brass case in German boxes, some steel-case. If you have a need for such, please PM me with your DSN number, and I'll see if I can box it up and put it on the next convoy passing through your area from Al-Anbar.

I'm sure this seems like excessive work to most people, but I'd kill for StG-44 ammo if I'd found a rifle for it, so I can only assume that somebody out there could use this, rather than toss it in the burn pit. (Also have a couple .303 Bren mags if anyone needs those). Good luck to other obsessed scroungers and packrats across the AOs.

If you have an VZ-52/57 (7.62 Soviet) mags, I'll certainly take those in trade. -MV

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T.Stahl
August 28, 2004, 02:01 PM
Actually it's kurz.
Kurtz is the name of the character Marlon Brando played in Apocalypse Now. ;)

MatthewVanitas
August 28, 2004, 03:48 PM
Ah, my mistake. I changed it back and forth about three times, but the connection here is so bad I didn't get a chance to look it up on Google.

In any case, 7.92 Kurz, same question as above.

Justin
August 28, 2004, 04:34 PM
Waitasec...

You've found some 7.92 Kurz ammo in California, and are offering to ship it to the Middle East?

:confused:

I guarantee you there are more than a few collectors with Class III Stg's in the United States that would be willing to pay a premium for that ammo.

PMDW
August 28, 2004, 04:44 PM
I believe he is from california, but is currently in Iraq. That would explain the "In our random confiscating/reissuing" part. I don't think california is that bad, yet. :)

Justin
August 28, 2004, 05:14 PM
Ahhh...Got it. *smacks forehead*

Moparmike
August 29, 2004, 10:50 PM
I say ship it here anyway. I would pay $50 for a mag full with an authentic StG. :D

RevDisk
August 30, 2004, 01:11 AM
I had to blow up a StG-44 that was confiscated. I was rather annoyed. Granted, no ammo for it and I got to destroy it with C4, but still... :mad:

Dionysusigma
August 30, 2004, 03:44 AM
Ya know, this wouldn't be such a problem if some company, other than Valkyrie and Ohio Ordnance Works, would get off their collective behinds. Imagine--a company that makes (not limited runs either) semi, legal versions of all the great German weaponry... MG-42s, StG. 44s, MP-40s, FG-42s, Lugers, and so forth... and in modern calibers too--.308 for the MGs, 7.62x39mm for the StG. 44 copy, 9mm Luger for the... well, the Luger...

/back to reality somewhat saddened :(

Why the heck doesn't someone do this??? :mad: At the very least collectors wouldn't have to find ammo that nobody, not even Norma, makes anymore...

I would start buying them in a heartbeat, even if they were imported by Century (hey, there're always gunsmiths that need work).

PMDW
August 30, 2004, 12:53 PM
I am working on most of those guns. I have just about finished a semi-auto MP40 design, the StG44 is next, followed by the FG42. The only problem at the current time, I haven't yet got the money or the license to produce them. Nor has it (The MP40) been BATF approved, as I can't even afford to make one sample to send them. Give it a few years, though. (Unless someone who already has the shop/license wants to enter in a joint venture with me, and start producing them :))

Tamara
August 30, 2004, 01:09 PM
I have found that StG/MP-44 owners will trade you the title deed for their immortal soul (hastily scrawled on notebook paper) for a freezer bag or two of 7.92 Kurz.

Heroin junkies don't get that ecstatic over a fix... :uhoh:

RevDisk
August 30, 2004, 02:56 PM
I have found that StG/MP-44 owners will trade you the title deed for their immortal soul (hastily scrawled on notebook paper) for a freezer bag or two of 7.92 Kurz.

What would they give for a StG in ok shape, a sack of mags and a small pile of ammo in the original containers?

(Tis what I had to destroy, I was near tears.)

Moparmike
August 30, 2004, 04:43 PM
A swift kick in the ass for destroying it, if you're lucky enough to get away with so little. I feel like flying over and doing it myself...:cuss: ;)

Gewehr98
August 31, 2004, 12:52 AM
Have 'em shoot me a PM or email, and I promise I won't make somebody pay for it by signing in blood. The stuff really ain't that hard to make, and I'm already tooled up for production of other oddballs like 7.62x45 Czech. No big deal making batches of 7.92x33 Kurz, it's a sweetheart!

RevDisk
August 31, 2004, 12:19 PM
A swift kick in the ass for destroying it, if you're lucky enough to get away with so little. I feel like flying over and doing it myself...

Hmm, so I guess I shouldn't meantion the 100 or so WWII Thompson's that we crushed?

krusty311
August 31, 2004, 04:52 PM
Say it aint so Rev say it aint so:uhoh:

krusty

SodiumBenzoate
August 31, 2004, 05:28 PM
Hmm, so I guess I shouldn't meantion the 100 or so WWII Thompson's that we crushed?


.....


:banghead:

PMDW
August 31, 2004, 05:46 PM
Hmm, so I guess I shouldn't meantion the 100 or so WWII Thompson's that we crushed?

Should of burried them, and come back for them later. :)

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