Mp44

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  1. snidervolley

    snidervolley Member

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    Far too pretty to be an original....who is making repros?

    Now you just need a Krummlauf device so you can shoot it from inside the Scout Car, lol!
     
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    It’s a ptr semi 44 but alas I did own one just as pretty that was original , there where many unissued as the shortage was in ammo not the gun
     
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  7. Jerry M

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    I got to shoot an original at Shooters Gauntlet MG shoot last year. Quite a firearm!
     
  8. trackskippy

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    Ammo can be made from 308/7.62 cases. RCBS makes the forming dies for them. Back in the late 90's, a friend of mine was loading the round. Bought a dozen or so cases of Israeli 7.62x51 "blanks", the ones with the purple wooden bullets, for dirt cheap. Pull the bullet, dump the powder, cut off the top, and you have a "primed" base case.

    Its slow, somewhat tedious work, but it gets it done.
     
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    Hmm, always remembered that the 7.62x51 family had a slightly larger rim diameter than the 8mm family.
    But, I've been wrong before.
    And, it's always seemed redundant to call a shortened round "short"--I can see 7.92 kurz; but 7.92x33 kurz seemed to be something the Department of Redundancy Department would coin.

    Still, a cool score for OP by any measure.
     
  10. trackskippy

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    Ive shot the gun he was loading for, a bring back 44, with that ammo, and it never had any problems.
     
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    What's the optic a zf41 reproduction?
     
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    Looks like a Russian PU. I mounted one on my G43...works great.
     
  13. JT-AR-MG42

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    In the days before PPU brass from the ia's, I found 22-250's worked best as they did not require neck reaming (at least for the chamber on my gun).
    My 'form' die has always been a 7.92x33 trim die.

    You wouldn't mistake it for my MP43.
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    Left side shows paw print wear above the magazine (where I hold it when shooting - the fore-end gets too hot very quickly).
    while the right side of the gun shows a lot of blue wear from being carried with the sling over the shoulder.

    JT
     
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  14. czhen

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    Honestly, it is the only rifle that gave an itchy in last years along with old Winchester levers.
    As a matter o fact my doc said to me a 22cal copy will mitigate it, if become untreatable.
     
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