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World War II German Steyr “bnz.41” Code MP40 Submachine Gun, Class III/ NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun - Serial no. 8867f, 9 mm cal., 10 inch round bbl., blue finish, metal stock. A refined and streamlined successor to the
MP38, the MP40 made extensive use of metal stampings and synthetic materials to make a weapon robust enough to withstand the stress of war while being simple enough to manufacture to keep up with the demand. Nearly every armed branch
and paramilitary organization in Germany made use of the MP40, and many also found their way into the hands of opposition forces such as the French Resistance and Poland’s Home Army, making it one of the signature weapons of the war. Hooded blade front and two-leaf rear sights, with “MP40/bnz.41” stamped on the rear. Some mixed/absent numbers are present on the components. The trigger group is fitted with a set of dark brown cover and grip panels, as well as a steel under-folding stock. Magazine absent.
CONDITION: Fine as refinished/assembled, with 95% of the high polish blue finish, showing covered-over dings and shallow pits, mild spotting on the barrel, a few dings and scratches from the charging handle, and light handling marks overall. Mild scuffs and scratches are present on the otherwise fine side panels. 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) that is classified as a “Curios or Relic” as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.
Estimate: 16,000 - 25,000

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