The magazine is empty of all ammunition but is complete with its centre spring and bullet tray it has a few small rust holes and retains some of its original black paintwork and colour it has been squashed at the bottom of it and has been very well cleaned it is a nice condition relic which is perfect for display or any collection.The magazine which was recovered near the village of Rochefort attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this is how we know this magazine was from a gun used by the Panzer Lehr division a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.
During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.
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