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04-11-2012, 7:31 PM
Redundant first post so here's a different revolver to try to figure out.
Oh, and it is not a MK VI.

Good luck!


04-11-2012, 7:39 PM
G/K 43.

By the way, have I told you that I hate you?:p

I'm jealous, G/K 43s are one of my favorite milsurps.

04-11-2012, 7:41 PM
Gewehr 43? One look at the mags made me think this.


04-11-2012, 7:43 PM
The Mag says K43, so I am thinking.... SVT40?

04-11-2012, 8:51 PM
You guys are good!

04-11-2012, 10:05 PM
ich bin eifersüchtig

04-11-2012, 10:06 PM
Just those accessories alone are worth quite a bit...

G43 mags are what, $100-150 each? Sling and mag pouch, another $150 each?

04-11-2012, 10:27 PM

I spent a lot of years desiring things I couldn't afford - I am certainly not rich now, but every now and then I treat myself.

Mag prices vary from not cheap to ridiculous - http://www.ebay.com/itm/WW2-GERMAN-GERMANY-10-ROUND-MAGAZINE-G-43-RIFLE-K43-G-43-WWII-/160767241152?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item256e796bc0#ht_8530wt_1298

Same for original G43 sight hoods and original cleaning rods - but in general there isn't much associated with an original G43 that is readily available and cheap...

...Except, perhaps the ammo, lol?


(Not my collection.)

04-11-2012, 10:42 PM
Holy crappers!

There enough weapons there to arm a small team of Calgunners :D

04-12-2012, 7:24 AM
All Hail pitfighter!
It's good to be the King!


04-12-2012, 7:29 AM
Ha - not my collection guys, that's a movie armory in Vancouver, BC.


04-21-2012, 10:05 PM
The G43 AC44 all matching arrived safe and sound.
The orig cleaning rod is still on it's way from Claus Esperholz in Germany, will be here soon.

Now to read Hitler's Garand again and learn a little more about the history on the Walther (AC) factory, a dark chapter indeed - but important history, lest we repeat ourselves.


Grinning Pit.

04-22-2012, 6:33 AM
Congratulations of picking up a very cool piece of history.

Shoot and enjoy it in good health!

04-22-2012, 7:45 AM
I saw acw mags going for 250 plus three years ago, could not have been cheap.

I cannot imagine anyone buying an aye G43 mag for 500 - maybe 200 at most.

You have that G41(M) too - gonna get a G41(W) as well?

Nice collection.

04-22-2012, 8:30 AM
Yes - I am circling a G41(w) amongst a dozen or so other prospective next buys, lol.

Ref. The G43 mags - there are many for sale at ridiculous prices, they are cheapest here in the US, In Europe they are crazy money, go figure.

The internet is interesting - you can relatively easily, look at the state of selling prices over a ten year period. Then further back - if you have access to any older issues of shotgun news, etc, around.
WW2 weapons are not going down in price; those parts kits that were $200 (MP40, MP34, MG34, MG42, MP44) ten years ago, are now "selling" for $1000 or more (I put selling in speech marks, because asking and selling are two different things.)
These are my 401K.
But, then if you're reading this post - you already know that.

*real MP40 kit on dummy 3D receiver - AC42 P38.


05-12-2012, 9:02 AM
Some nice collectables here in Utah - I am visiting on assignment. Some of those collectables will very likely find their way back to California, legally of course, lol.

But, the rarest bird I have encountered, was one we rented for work.
If you're on this site, in this category, and can read, you'll know what it is.



All original - cost $1200 to build for the government In 1887 - was not worth that much money to buy until the late 1960's.
The owner of this gun, used to own Pony express in the San Fernando Valley - small world, as I bought my first firearm a Smith and Wesson from him 25 years ago.


05-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Nice pick-up! Super-cool WWII rifle...

05-12-2012, 11:08 AM
Pit, I'm not quite sure what your profession is, but I want your job!:D
Great pics!

05-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Are you gonna make it to the C&R shoot? If you do you should bring your new toy ;)

Anubis Laughed
05-12-2012, 1:34 PM
All- Great pics!

And that Gat....Woo!

05-12-2012, 2:14 PM
No the Gatling is not my toy, we only owned it for the day - it is for sale, though - I think he quoted the pawnstars guys $300K, when it was on their show.

No, unfortunately - as much I would love to visit the C&R shoot, I will be unable to attend.

But the gun to bring along might be this one:



05-13-2012, 5:49 PM
Another pic from the Gatling series -
This is the actual muzzle flash, not an added one, which doesn't make a lot sense, as it should be the bottom barrel, we figured it was a combination of the slow burning BP, and fast turning barrels.
Anyway - C&R shooting, .45-70 wooden blanks.


Pit on location in Utah.