Well, I was able to pick up one sample thus far, I might be able to get a few more. I am trying to nail down a better price...It was not as inexpensive as I had hoped. It appears to have been made in 1972 from the info on the packing was correct.
Any chance for a pic of the EG packaging? I have never seen one as a spare. Very cool.
The East Germans had many quality control problems making the complete MPi-KmS milled underfolding rifles. A study determined this was due to technological deficiencies vice management or labor. Based on this and their WW2 experience they opted to not produce a stamped AKMS-type underfolder and instead decided on the simpler MPi-KMS-72 design for a folder.
The milled MPi-KmS underfolding rifles were produced up through the 1970s.