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The fact some militaria-dealers sell MK 108 rounds in Norway does not
indicate that Me 262's were ever based there. Huge quantities of the
ammunition became available on the collectors markets as early as the
1970'ies originating from Germany and turned up all over the world.
The projectiles were usually HE, HE/Incend. and so called 'Minen-Geschoss
with a sparse sprinkling of AP's or were they AP/HE - I've forgotten.
Hmm, fellas - 'found near airfield in Norway', to me just spells 'excite
customer - get top price'.
I find it very hard to believe that 'found' is true.
Reason - 99% of all MK 108 shellcases were steel, not brass.Very thin
steel to boot - unless 'found' in any open area before about 1955, they
would have rusted away - but I'm willing to bet that the mechandise on
offer was in far far better condition.
Yep, Erik - those MG 131's are brass cases,eh? Most that I have seen
were - even though 131's came in steel later in the war too - and THEY
might well have been intended for a Bf 109!
As for 'mint' stuff - believe you me, it's around - but commands top