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Post by Maigewitter » 23 Apr 2006 22:43

First i thought its a grease gun, then a MP40 and now im confused... i hope that there is somebody out there who can identify this weapon clearly.

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Post by HotelBushranger » 24 Apr 2006 06:54

Personally I first thought it could be a Sten, judging by the way hes holding it. But it could also be a grease gun.

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Post by Whodini » 24 Apr 2006 07:44

It looks like a sten to me, because there is no obvious vision or shillouette of a vertical clip. on the gun above his hand it looks to have a cartridge ejection port. He could be holding it like the way he is, just because he's used to holding an MP40, possibly.

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Post by S I L E N T » 24 Apr 2006 23:46

Yes John,you're right.It is indeed an American M3A1 sub-machine gun,also known as the Grease Gun.

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Post by Maigewitter » 25 Apr 2006 00:25

Thanks for your answers, but after regarding it a quite long time im thinking that this is probably a MP40, but im not that sure. Still waiting for a good proof. :wink:


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MG 37(t)
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Post by Boone Vidricksen » 25 Apr 2006 06:51

Its th m3a1 grease gun. I compared three pictures and decided it was the m3a1 due to the bottom of the weapon look at it theeare no curves.

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Post by SplFrcsCWO » 29 Apr 2006 05:55

I'd like to see the Grease gun pics you used for comparison. Both models have a very large ejection port and cover. The port in the pic posted is only slightly wider than the magazine. The M3A1 ejection port is almost 3 mags wide.

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Post by Chris Carden » 08 May 2006 01:36

Id say it was an Mp40 due to the obvious ejection port. And doesnt the grease gun have that large cover over the port that must be flipped open to fire it? I do not see that in the picture.

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Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 08 May 2006 11:43

From expired ebay sale a Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German service.
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Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German use

Post by Franzl Rider » 08 May 2006 11:44

second pic of Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German use
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Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German use

Post by Franzl Rider » 08 May 2006 11:46

third pic Degtjarjow DP 1928 in German use
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Degtjarjow DT 1929 in Luftwaffe service

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Degtjarjow DT 1929 in Luftwaffe service
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Maxim 1910 with Georgian volunteers in German service

Post by Franzl Rider » 08 May 2006 11:49

Maxim 1910 with Georgian volunteers in German service. Source is magazine 39-45 no 174.

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Post by Maigewitter » 08 May 2006 18:14

Thanks for the updates! :D

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Post by Maigewitter » 14 May 2006 11:21

Captured PPSH-43:
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