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Lot 749: Sport-System Dittrich (SSD) Model PTR44 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: May 3, 2019

Extremely Rare Sport-System Dittrich (SSD) Model PTR44 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Extremely Rare Sport-System Dittrich (SSD) Model PTR44 Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Sport System Dittrich (SSD)
Model: PTR44
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.92 x 33mm Kurz
Barrel: 16 1/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 10106
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 337
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

This is a very scarce and desirable limited production copy of an original WWII German MP43/44 Sturmgewehr assault rifle, manufactured in semi-automatic. These are current new manufactured rifles made in Germany circa 2012, by Sport-System Dittrich and imported by the PTR Company of Farmington CT. They appear to have a correct stamped and welded receiver and heat shield with a machined bolt and bolt carrier assembly. It is believed that only approximately 200 were ever actually imported into the U.S., due to the limitation on production and importing rifles back then. They are marked on the right side: "MADE IN GERMANY BY SSD for PTR-91 Inc. Farmington, Connecticut USA". The left side of the magazine well is stamped with serial number with a "Eagle/WaA21" Waffenamt proof. The upper left side is also stamped "PTR44". These are a real true faithful copy of a WWII weapon that has the same outward appearance, weight, and feel as an original WWII MP-44. Interestingly it even has a ZF4 sniper scope "base" spot welded on the right upper side just like some of the original MP-44s. The front right side of the barrel is very lightly stamped "7.92 x 33 kurz". They have an all blued, nicely polished metal finish with a walnut buttstock and grip panels. Included with the gun is a leather sling, 6 extra magazines, canvas magazine pouch, and even the scarce instruction manual.

Rating Definition:

Near new with 99% plus of the blue finish overall with only light handling marks. The wood components are also in near new condition. Mechanically excellent. A scarce opportunity to own a limited production and collectable version of a World War II German MP43/44 Sturmgewehr assault rifle manufactured in semi-automatic. The inspiration behind all of todays combat rifles.



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