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That is an incredible piece! Is it fully operational?

Thanks Paul! Yes, all my guns are in OK :) Have used this very little lately, due to shortage of ammunition. I still have 300-400 DDR produced cartridges left but.... Saving them for a rainy day, or until someone start producing again.

Kjell

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Hi Kjell

What a fantastic assault rifle you have shown :jumping::jumping: . Only once I have seen a stutmgewehr at a local gun show and that was for display purposes only. IN the States they are extremely difficult to find as I believe you need to have special license to obtain such a weapon for they can be used as automatic. In Europe are these guns & MP 40's common to find? Are the shows in Norway filled with these weapons & not so costly? Enjoyed seeing your sturmgewehr, always nice to view an orginal... Thanks

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Brian

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Hi Kjell

What a fantastic assault rifle you have shown :jumping::jumping: . Only once I have seen a stutmgewehr at a local gun show and that was for display purposes only. IN the States they are extremely difficult to find as I believe you need to have special license to obtain such a weapon for they can be used as automatic. In Europe are these guns & MP 40's common to find? Are the shows in Norway filled with these weapons & not so costly? Enjoyed seeing your sturmgewehr, always nice to view an orginal... Thanks

Sincerely

Brian

Hello Brian

Glad you enjoyed the guns!

Sturmgewehs are not so common in Norway. I have seen a few left from the war but the were almost impossible to get before the end of DDR. The one I got was picked out from a small pile, 25-30, coming from Germany in the mid 90?s. They were a mixed lot of Stgw 43, Stgw 44 and MP 44?s. I have seen some for sale the last years but they get fewer and fewer. I have no idea what the price will be today, the last for sale was about $ 1200 - 1400 . I think I payed $ 750 - 800.

MP 40?s however, are very common, I don?t know any collectors who don?t have at least one. They were used by the Norwegian Army for a long time after the war and the by the National Guard (also MP 38?s). Some places they must have been in storages until late 80?s early 90?s. I sorry to tell, but tons of them went into the melting pot and was turned into nails, not far from where I live. Fortunately The National Defense Museum picked out MP 38?s, special and nice MP 40?s. Some are now sold to members of the Nation Gun Historical Society. Unfortunately deactivated. About $ 500 to members (also MP 38?s). The price for a MP 40 on the market about $ 1200.

Kjell

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Hello Brian

Glad you enjoyed the guns!

Sturmgewehs are not so common in Norway. I have seen a few left from the war but the were almost impossible to get before the end of DDR. The one I got was picked out from a small pile, 25-30, coming from Germany in the mid 90?s. They were a mixed lot of Stgw 43, Stgw 44 and MP 44?s. I have seen some for sale the last years but they get fewer and fewer. I have no idea what the price will be today, the last for sale was about $ 1200 - 1400 . I think I payed $ 750 - 800.

MP 40?s however, are very common, I don?t know any collectors who don?t have at least one. They were used by the Norwegian Army for a long time after the war and the by the National Guard (also MP 38?s). Some places they must have been in storages until late 80?s early 90?s. I sorry to tell, but tons of them went into the melting pot and was turned into nails, not far from where I live. Fortunately The National Defense Museum picked out MP 38?s, special and nice MP 40?s. Some are now sold to members of the Nation Gun Historical Society. Unfortunately deactivated. About $ 500 to members (also MP 38?s). The price for a MP 40 on the market about $ 1200.

Kjell

Hi Kjell

I'm absolutely floored in what you have stated. To ever find a MP 44 is a real stroke of good luck & expect to pay 15,000 or better for one in fine condition. The MP 40's also extremely rare and bring 8000 & up. To have one in a collection would be the jewel in the crown to any collection. A decent conditioned luger with orginal finish & matching numbers would fetch over two thousand in your country only a fraction I suppose. As I understand after the demise of the DDR the German machine guns became abundant to the west. I would have thought the DDR military would have used Soviet made & destroyed all Nazi material. Shocking that so many were melted for nails :speechless1: I hope they stoped doing that, certainly they'd do better selling to collectors. One must live in Norway to ever build such a collection for in the States it is illegal unless you get special license from law enforcement. One can easily buy a fake but thats no fun...

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Brian

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Brian

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