MP Cover

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brick2
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MP Cover

Post by brick2 » 30 Jul 2013 11:06

A very remarkable picture; this is the first published picture depicting the MP38 or (early) MP40 with a dust cover. Although no information was found on officially adopted types of dust covers, it is logical that there would have been some local initiatives to develop such an accessory. This particular dust cover was designed by someone who had at least some basic knowledge about small arms and their practical use. Clearly visible is the old style retracting handle, protruding through a hole in the cover. While protecting the weapon from dust, this cover also served as an improvised safety, since the bolt could not move backwards and cause an unintended shot. Moreover, both halves of the cover are kept together on the top side by means of push-buttons. It was thus easy to quickly remove the cover in case of an emergency. Tunisia , late 1942 or early 1943.

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Gustav_SC
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Re: MP Cover

Post by Gustav_SC » 01 Aug 2013 10:46

Thank for posting, never seen a pic of anything like this. I'm guessing this was locally made.

billybigbones
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Re: MP Cover

Post by billybigbones » 26 Aug 2017 16:56

Hi
I recently bought a reproduction cover on eBay from a guy in the Ukraine.. these were supplied to the paratroopers
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