Object details

Category
Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Second World War (production)
Creator
Berlin-Lübecker Maschinenfabrik, Lübeck
Production date
1943
Materials

Handguard: plastic

Dimensions

whole: L: 114cms BL: 57.3cms Calibre: 7.92 x 57

Catalogue number
FIR 6273

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