MG34 Charging Handle WaA11 “5A” Markings

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MG34 Charging Handle WaA11 “5A” Markings

Post by sdd5317 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:34 pm

Hello, first post here.

I have a MG34 charging handle with the following markings.

“5A”
“WaA11”

I have read some mixed opinions about these markings. So far what I have gathered is that the “5A” marking is either a “prototype” or “special run” of MG34 or an early marking made by Maget prior to changing their markings to “cra”

I would like some more input on the origin of this part. Let me know what you guys think / know!


Here are some photos

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Thanks

Scott

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Re: MG34 Charging Handle WaA11 “5A” Markings

Post by dogman5 » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:39 pm

The 5A was very briefly used in late 39 and early 40 by the Maget factory until the cra code was adopted. They used the WaA 11 during the entire period between 1939 and 1943 so that looks like a nicely marked charging handle to me.

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Re: MG34 Charging Handle WaA11 “5A” Markings

Post by sdd5317 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:00 pm

dogman5 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:39 pm
The 5A was very briefly used in late 39 and early 40 by the Maget factory until the cra code was adopted. They used the WaA 11 during the entire period between 1939 and 1943 so that looks like a nicely marked charging handle to me.
Thank you very much! That is good to know it is all matching and nothing has been replaced or repaired on it

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Re: MG34 Charging Handle WaA11 “5A” Markings

Post by 42rocker » Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:23 pm

Very Nice item and sharing of info.

THANKS

Later 42rocker

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