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Auction Date: September 9, 2017

Lot 1534: Bergmann Designed - M35/1 Class III/NFA SMG

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Scarce Pre-War German MP35/1 Class III/NFA Submachine Gun with Rare Nazi Reich Finance Ministry Markings
Estimated Price: $14,000 - $22,500
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Serial #Bergmann Designed - M35/1 Class III/NFA SMG ManufacturerJunker & Ruh ModelMP35/I
TypeMachine Gun Gauge9 Mm Catalog Page284
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue Grip
Stocklaminated ClassClass III RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a very good example of a scarce pre-war German MP 35/1 SMG manufactured by Junker & Ruh A.G. circa 1943. This style of submachine gun was originally designed by Bergman & Muller in Denmark in the early 1930s and is noted for its complex "rotating bolt and cocking mechanism". This model was originally produced in a long barreled and a short barreled version, with this being the later. The short barreled version was heavily used by the German Police and "SS" units in late 1939/40. It has a one-piece barrel jacket with an enclosed barrel in a integral, slotted compensator on the end. The side of the receiver is stamped: "MP. 35/1 ajf43 (code for Junker & Ruh) /1790a". The left side of the bolt is also marked "1790a/R.F.V./Eagle N/3188" which indicates that this SMG belong to the "Reich Finance Ministry", inventory number 3188. It is fitted with a laminated stock assembly with a flat steel buttplate. The top of the receiver is fitted with a rifle style tangent rear sight that is graduated from 50-1000 meters, and it comes with one original 20 round magazine.

ConditionVery fine condition with 90% of an arsenal blued finish showing minor edge and high spot wear overall. The stock is in good plus condition with only minor handling marks on the sides that shows some light scratches with a heavier gouge on the left side where a piece of wood has been chipped out. It has matching numbers on the visible parts. There are some other areas that need to be addressed; the integral compensator has a slight bulge on the right side. The ejection port (on the left side) appears at one time to have had a plug welded in the front edge which has been removed, but needs some cosmetic work done in that area to improve its appearance. Also, the barrel locking latch spring (which retains the barrel) needs to be replaced and so does the spring for the bolt release latch. Notwithstanding these issues, this is still a fairly rare prewar German SMG. 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.
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