700 rds of 7.92 Kurz on Auction


#1

This may interest 7.9mm Kurz collectors. One ammo can is loose pack but the other had boxes that appear to be Greek repack or relabel. I have similar labels on Greek repack/relabel British WWII 9mmP. I have not seen these Greek 7.9 K boxes before, but they may be relatively common. There is another box label below the Greek label.

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Cheer,
Lew


#2

Below is the image, seems to be a Greek label over a previous label. Headstamp is too hard to make out, but liooks like a dark blue/green primer seal:


#3

Very interesting - does anyone have info on MP44 use or testing by Greece?


#4

After WWII Greece went into a brutal Civil War (1945-1949). Lots of weapons were shipped into Greece by both sides, but particularly by the Allies. The British 9mmP came in with a large number of Sten guns, or so I am told.

Given these Greek boxes of the same vintage as my 9mm boxes, I suspect that many MP44s along with the ammo were also shipped into Greece during their civil war and these boxes dated 1953 were a result of the Greeks tidying up some of the leftovers. I would not be surprised if there were few if any records of Greek use of this weapon. Hope I’m wrong.

Cheers,
Lew


#5

Thank you, Lew,

That is a very viable explanation.

MP44’s were certainly sent to a lot of different places during the Cold War period.


#6

Below the Greek label there is another one indicating that these were repacked in Italy during 1946 by the Pirotecnico dell’Esercito, Bologna.


#7

I hope whoever buys it appreciates these two boxes, and doesn’t just burn it through their gun and throw away the empties and the boxes! Interesting stuff…

Cheers,
Lew


#8

The fact it is Rock Island and the reserve, you would hope they were informed enough to be well aware of the fact you can buy Privi for blasting at a fraction of that cost.
But, I get your point, of course.

Personally, I hope it goes to someone who splits it up and sells a box to one of my pickers who emails me excitedly with it for sale.


#9

Lew
please look for the Hs of the loose 8x33.

Thanks
Norbert


#10

Norbert, All I have is the photo posted. I have tried to zoom it but still cannot make out the headstamp.

Sorry,
Lew