Object details

Category
Weapons and ammunition
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (association)
Creator
Danuvia Waffen-und Munitionsfabriken, Budapest
Production date
1942
Materials

Grip: bakelite

Spring Housing Cover: bakelite

Dimensions

whole: L: 107.7cms BL: 62cms Calibre: 7.92 x 57

Catalogue number
FIR 9311

Object associations

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magazine for MG15 machine gun
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magazine for MG15 machine gun

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