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 There is a fairly detailed write up on these early super rare rifles and the even rarer “sheet metal” sniper scope mounts in the book “The German Sniper” by Senich on page 369-381. This weapon is fully functional and is marked on the left rear side
of the receiver: “M.Kb.42(H)” with a small “fxo” manufacturers mark on the underside of the receiver. There is a small import mark on the underside of the front portion of the receiver.
It has an all blued wartime finish with a walnut stock. The ultra rare, sheet metal scope mount is an original World War II version that is correctly unnumbered, and correctly stamped on the left side with an intertwined “M/W” surrounded by
a wreath. This proof mark is the factory mark of the “Merz- Werke” of the Merz Brothers, Frankfurt. This company was the prime producer of stamped receivers for the MP43/44 rifles. The scope rings are even steel stampings that screw into a threaded nut located on the mount itself. The scope is also
an early all blued version marked with “ZF 41/1” on top of the tube. This rare assault rifle is accompanied by one original “MKb/42” marked magazine, one “MP43” marked magazine, two “MP44” marked magazines, a reproduction canvas/leather triple magazine pouch, and is fitted with an original
leather sling.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 95% of the original blue finish overall with some minor edge and high spot wear, and areas turned to a smooth brown. The walnut stock is also excellent, with some minor handling marks on the sides. The ultra rare sheet metal scope mount is also excellent and retains 95% of its original blue finish with a clear sharp proof mark on the left side of the mount. The scope is also excellent with 97% of its original blue finish, with clear sharp markings and
clear optics. Mechanically excellent. This extremely rare
MKb 42 machine carbine would be the centerpiece in
any advanced World War II German firearms collection. 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 478.
Estimate: 170,000 - 250,000

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