This MP-44 is mine. It is a re-activated DEWAT weapon, C&R. Those of us who own one of these vintage weapons can attest that it is not a perfect firearm, being a tested, advanced prototype hurried into the field, with only a small percentage of the ammo it required being manufactured. Only about 1/3 of them ever saw combat. There are many features that make it complex, and occasionally unreliable in feeding. People who like to compare it to the AK-47 should know that there is no comparison, since the AK is a later and better design in almost every way, save accuracy. That being said, it was new and great for its time, filling a large gap in firepower between the submachine gun and the bolt action rifle, and was surpassed by the AK less than 10 years later. Still, the mystique of owning the grandfather of all assault rifles has never been lost on me, and it remains the favorite firearm in my small collection from a historical perspective. I shoot mine occasionally, due to the ammo cost, but every time it fires, it brings a smile to my face and all those around me.