Here are my five deacts:
Overview of MG42, MG34, MP44, K98k('ce 43' J.P. Sauer u. Sohn) and P38:
A side by side of the MG42 and MG34. MG42 is Gustloff Werke (dfp) 1943 vintage and the MG34 is Brno (dot) made in 1945:
Here is the MG42 on it's 1943 dated Lafette with all the bits and bobs:
An Erma? or Walther? MP44 (Markings:- Serial no ####ac / 45, cos, qlv, WaAA4, 480(Wa not present but number under eagle)) produced in 1945:
Minty crisp never fired Walther P38 (ac 40) made in 1940:
I have a few questions about my guns.
Firstly what does the 'b' after the serial number on my P38 indicate? I seem to remember the dealer saying it signified November of 1940.
Can anyone clear up the markings on my MP44. I originally, and it seems mistakenly, presumed the 'ac' after the serial number was for Walther but now that appears to be part of the serial number. 'cos' and 'qlv' seem more likely suspects.
Lastly if anyone can tell me what the markings that I have indicated on my MG34 and MG42 signify: