Original Item: Outstanding prewar quality, 25 round German WW2 marked "BSW" and dated 1938.
The MG 13 (shortened from German Maschinengewehr 13) was a German general-purpose machine gun obtained by rebuilding a World War I water-cooled machine gun, the little-known Dreyse 1918, into an air-cooled version.
The MG 13 was introduced into service in 1930, where it served as the standard light machine gun. It was superseded by cheaper, faster firing models: the MG 34 and then later the MG 42. It was officially withdrawn from service in 1934; most of the MG 13s were sold to Portugal, where they were used into the late 1940s as the Metralhadora 7,92 mm m/938 Dreyse. Those MG 13s that were not sold were placed into storage, and these later saw use in World War II by second line German units.
The MG 13 was designed to work with either a 25-round box magazine or a 75 round saddle drum. It was equipped with a folding butt stock and a carrying handle. It was used in the tail gunner's position in the Ju 87 Stuka dive bomber and in the turret of the Panzer I tank.
The Chinese Nationalist Government also imported the MG 13 with the Panzer I tank from Germany. The MG 13 was also used against the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.[clarification needed]
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- Legal Information
High Capacity Magazine Laws & Restrictions
Due to State & Federal law we do not ship magazines that exceed the following capacities to the following locations:
California - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Colorado - 15 round maximum for all magazines.
Connecticut - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Hawaii - 10 round maximum for all magazines.
Maryland - 20 round maximum for all magazines.
Massachusetts - 10 round maximum for all magazines
New Jersey - 15 round maximum for all magazines.
New York- 7 round maximum for all magazines.
International- No gun magazines can be exported from the USA.
- Fantastic Review by Jason
Price Value Quality
Great mags at a great price. I bought one with the special select option and it was truly like-new. Will order again! Thanks IMA!!!
(Posted on 4/27/13)
- Hit and Miss Review by Joseph
Value Quality Price
Ive bought 21 of these over the last past few weeks for my SA MG13, and will most likely buy a few more. I am not overall disappointed with them and they all do seem to function without issue. Cosmetically they are hit and miss. out of the order, 18 that were "hand select" and 3 were not. further of the 18, 8 came in the 8 mag pouch set which i also selected for hand selection. Of the mag pouch set, which is the best deal, two where in excellent condition, two had small spots of decent rust and two had spots of rust pitting. now of the individual 10 hand selects i ordered only 2 had light rust, and two others where covered in caked on dust like that found when one buys the "untouched" guns for sale here. the rest of the mags were in cosmoline which preserved them. The dust and dirt and even light rust is not a concern of mine as i understand these have been in storage for around 70 plus years. but of the three none-hand selects i ordered to see what i would get, all have significant rust and pitting. Hand select is a must for these mags, otherwise it appears you will get some really rusty ones. fortuantly it is only exterior rust and they function just fine. so i can clean them up and still use them at reenactments/etc. thought i would let you all know the scope of what to expect.
(Posted on 3/25/13)
- Bought Two-1 great, 1 so-so Review by ham_and_toast
Quality Price Value
Got two of these mags and paid for handpick slection. 1 was in good condition, most original finish. Other not so hot with a lot of rust and little finish. Both were complete and solid though, would likely function fine. Took apart to clean and the springs were great. Used a wood dowel and tapped floorplates off as they were gunked up after all these years. If you want a functional mag, great item. If for display get two and hope for a good one.
(Posted on 3/20/13)
- Mauser Conversion Review by Z3
Price Value Quality
Mine came from IMA via Amazon.com. Worked great for a 20 round K98 conversion. Very little pitting, all marks, and a spring and follower that, with a little modification, are perfect for a conversion magazine.
(Posted on 7/2/11)
- Perfect for Mauser Mag Conversion Review by Z3
Price Value Quality
Bought and adapted it to a Mauser K98. Excellent condition, taught spring, little rust, and complete mechanism. It was a perfect and it was pretty enough to reblue to match the K98.
(Posted on 7/1/11)
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