Watch: A German Armorer’s Tool Kit

   01.21.18

Watch: A German Armorer’s Tool Kit

This is cool. It’s an old German WW2-era armorer’s tool kit, which would allow a Waffenmeister (or “weapon master”) to work on German military small arms of the time, including the MG 34 machinegun.

The kit and tools look unused, or nearly so. It’s neat to see the old Mauser-branded tools, including a cute little handheld Mauser vise.

Here’s what Ian says about it, in part:

This is a ‘Kleiner Waffenwerkzeugsatz’ — a small armorer’s tool kit used by a German Waffenmeister. It is a really neat little set of handy and essential tools for working on small arms, which folds up and fits neatly into a standard German WWII ammunition can.

Anyway, this kit is in fantastic shape, and includes pliers, files, handles, calipers, wrenches, scrapers, and a portable vise for holding small parts. Everything you need to fix that shrapnel damage to your MG34!

Great old stuff.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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