MG34 PT-34 drum magazine 'wa 41'
To those in the know, this piece should need no introduction as one of the 'holy grail' of MG related items - an original, matching numbered Patronentrommel 34 75-round double drum magazine for the MG34!
This item would have been used in conjunction with the special Trommelhalter top cover, in order to adapt the feed mechanism. In reality, it was an accessory which was quickly replaced for infantry use by the standard, side-mounted 50-round belt drum. However, the PT-34 went on to find a new role with the crews of AFVs and a few period pictures exist showing their use in this role during battles on the Eastern Front, including Kharkov 1943.
This particular example survives in good, fully functioning condition with the Presstoff hand strap and both of the internal (dummy) follower rounds all still present. This PT-34 is maker/date marked 'wa 41', denoting manufacture by Hasag, Hugo Schneider AG.
This item should not be confused with relatively common DT-15 model drum, produced specifically for the Luftwaffe MG15, which does not work with the MG34.
Surely the perfect addition to any serious MG collection or ideal for those with interests in Panzer/AFV related equipment!
*Please note: This item is only available to customers whose postal address is situated within the UK mainland. No international shipping.