New production of MP44 models has commenced and the first batch consists of 100pcs of nitroair blowback models that are sold on first-come first-served basis. In otherwords, once we have reached the quoted number no more orders will be accepted. The actual number available will be less because many will be going to individuals and stores in Japan.
The MP44 non-firing model gun will be made after the nitroair blowback model and it is estimated to be available at fall. It will be also limited in availability.
Finally in unfortunate news both models retail prices have increased due to resource material cost hikes.
To make your order please see the model profiles below and access store area to proceed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Retail price has been increased due to resource material cost increases. Limited production, only 100pcs will be made on first-come first-served basis.
Made in Japan
Operating principle: Air Blowback Airsoft
Ammunition: 6mm BB
Image gallery: In product profile
Availability: Next limited production run will be finished on early October 2008. We accept reservations on first-come first-served basis.
You are viewing a truly remarkable reproduction of the famous MP44. Built to extreme precision and details this reproduction MP44 is of museum display quality and has been featured in many WWII movie productions. It is a favorite among collectors and WWII enthuasists across the world. We carry two variants of this model, combat gaming capable nitroair model and a display/reenactment focused model gun version.
MP44 historical background
By 1942, the Germans had working assault rifle design Mkb42 (H) that had passed its combat debut, but before it could go to mass production, it needed design refinement and Hitler’s approval, of which the latter was negative. To avoid Hitler’s wrath, production continued under new designation the Maschinen Pistol 43 (MP43), and after minor modifications, the MP44 was introduced.
Due to the glowing combat reports and numerous requests for the MP43/MP44 from field commanders, Hitler changed his mind in late 1943, and subsequently, the program received high priority status. Hitler then named the MP44 the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG 44), or "assault weapon", in effect sealing the birth of world's first true assault rifle.
In WWII the MP43, MP44 and StG44 were mostly employed in the Eastern Front until the Battle of the Bulge where the new Volksgrenadier formations employed StG44 in relatively large numbers. Despite the firepower advantage of Stg44 ammunition was in short supply as the 7.92 x 33mm kurz cartridges had not been used before in vast quantities.
Field reports indicated that the increased firepower of the individual soldier helped Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS units to fight off superior enemy forces. Captured examples were used by Allied soldiers, but many of the 400,000+ MP43/MP44/StG44s never were distributed effectively to the frontline units, as Third Reich infrastructure was collapsing under the weight of the Allied offensive, just at the time when production had started to reach significant numbers.
Since the MP44/StG44 is an extremely rare firearm, in modern days, few have had the possibility to experience it in person. This extremely-well-made replica allows you to grasp the concept and feeling of the gun. 1:1 size, full metal and wood parts, production markings, serial numbers and many other details can be found on this replica MP44. Each model has its own unique serial number.
This gas blowback version that produces a very realistic shooting recoil, thanks to the new powerful blowback system. User can shoot 6mm BBs to the range of 50 meters, making it possible to use in airsoft reenactment games. Magazines have been made very realistic, you can tell the difference only from the top where the BB feeding hole is.
MP44 NITROAIR FOOTAGE
Click below to see MP44 nitroair blowback full automatic firing. Note the noticeable firing recoil that would not be possible without the special nitroair blowback mechanism that is installed inside the receiver. The amount of recoil blowback generated is much more than in average airsoft gas blowback guns and for comparison purpose can be said to be closer to an .22 caliber rifle than airsoft gun.
This video is for recoil demonstration only. No BBs are being fired.
Nitroair MP44 technical specifications:
Ammunition capacity: 60 BB
Material: Metal and wood