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Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Lot 2467: Walther MPL SMG/Machine Gun, BATFE "Sales Sample"

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Scarce Walther MPL Full Automatic Sub-Machine Gun, Class III/NFA “SALES SAMPLE” Machine Gun
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $11,000
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Serial #Walther MPL SMG/Machine Gun, BATFE ManufacturerWalther ModelMPL
TypeMachine Gun Gauge9 Mm Catalog Page226
Barrel10 1/4 Inch Round FinishBlue GripPlastic
Stockmetal ClassClass III RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured between 1963 and 1983, the MPL (Maschinenpistole Lang) was one of the go-to German police and naval weapons of the Cold War, and was reportedly among the equipment issued to Delta Force for Operation Eagle Claw. Operating on straight blowback principles, the MP's bolt extends partially over the barrel, allowing for an overall reduction in size compared to the blowback automatics of World War II. Blade front and adjustable peep rear sights with a set of integral fixed battle sights on top of both ribbed and ventilated handguard, importer mark "GERMANY INTER AMERICAN SACTO.CA" on the barrel, "65(antler)" Ulm date code, non-reciprocating cocking knob on the left side, ambidextrous magazine catch and "S D E" (safe, full-auto, semi-auto) selector switch, ribbed grips, 32-round magazine and a side-folding stock.

ConditionExcellent, with 90% of the original blue finish, showing some light scratches and dents overall, along with a few areas of mild spotting. Mechanically excellent. NOTE: This weapon is a restricted, National Firearms Act (NFA) Class 3, Fully Automatic Weapon, that 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. This weapon is currently registered as being "LIMITED TO USE AS A SALES SAMPLE (Pre-86)" and as such can only be purchased by an FFL, with a Class 2 or Class 3 SOT License.
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