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    Default Mauser KKW muzzle-cover: one size fits all?

    Believe it or not, this Mauser KKW muzzle-cover was given to me by my doctor this very afternoon, and he would not accept any form of reward for this magnificent gift.
    My question is the following: are KKW muzzle-covers supposed to fit any KKW, whether made by Mauser or not? This one does not fit my Gustloff KKW, so I wondered whether it might have been bent at some time during the past 75 years or so.

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    why do you think it's for a KKW (versus DSM)?

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    You're right : could be a DSM muzzle-cover, but it seemed way too big for my DSM.

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    Here's mine that fits a DSM perfectly...
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    Indeed, I may have decided too hastily that this was a KKW muzzle-cover : surely it was bent. Do you think it is safe to try to bend it the other way?

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    I would get it a little warm before trying to bend it back.. Cold it may beak. Warm it should bend with no issues.

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    Thank you, I will do that.
    Hopefully this won't damage the bluing!

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    Looks like it’s a Mauser DSM cover.
    In Simpson’s book on page 621 has what appears to be the same Mauser banner marked
    cover. The cover is listed as a DSM.
    On page 622 Mauser mfg. covers are shown for the KKW and they are stamped
    Horizontal across the flip cover “KKW” where the banner was stamped on the DSM.

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    Apparently not all were marked, here is my very late Mauser KKW with an unmarked muzzle cover. Cut for a sight hood but apparently one never installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLG View Post
    Apparently not all were marked, here is my very late Mauser KKW with an unmarked muzzle cover. Cut for a sight hood but apparently one never installed.
    Nice example ! And I believe you are correct about some unmarked as noted in Simpson’s
    Book on the same pages (621-622 and others), not all covers were marked as being mfg. specific.

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