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LOT 490
Pearl Manufacturing MP40 Submachine Gun, Class III/ NFA Fully Transferable Machine Gun - Serial no. 2055,
9 mm cal., 9 3/4 inch round bbl., blue finish, metal stock. Manufactured with a combination of a Pearl Manufacturing tube receiver and assorted vintage parts, this is a fine, functional example of the signature MP40 SMG of World War II fame. In the same class as the British STEN and the American M3, the MP40 was optimized for speed and ease of production, making heavy use of stamped metal in the construction. Blade front and two-leaf rear sights, with the Pearl markings on the underside of the receiver and mixed serial numbers and proofs on the other components. The lower receiver is paneled in brown ribbed Bakelite, with
an underfolding steel buttstock and a brown leather sling. Magazine absent.
CONDITION: Fine, with 95% plus high polish blue finish, showing mild handling marks overall. The surplus components have been refinished, with some showing shallow pitting beneath the blue. The Bakelite panels are very good, with light scratches. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 479. Estimate: 13,000 - 19,000

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