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Lot 1578: German MP40 Type Fully Automatic Class III SMG by Phoenix Armory

Auction Date: September 7, 2019

Desirable German MP40 Type Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Submachine Gun Made by Phoenix Armory Inc.

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Desirable German MP40 Type Fully Automatic Class III/NFA Submachine Gun Made by Phoenix Armory Inc.

Manufacturer: Phoenix Armory Inc.
Model: MP40
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 9 3/4 inch round
Finish: matte blue
Grip: red bakelite
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 303
Class: Class III

This is an example of a remanufactured WWII German MP40 type submachine gun manufactured using a new tube receiver by Phoenix Armory Inc. of Houston, TX. This example used predominately a set of original WWII parts mated to a new extruded receiver that has the same configuration as an original MP40. The lower trigger housing end cap is stamped "MP40/ayf 43" indicating it was made by ERMA, Erfurt in 1943. The various other components, firing pin assembly, barrel, bolt and trigger housing are all stamped/marked with WWII German manufactory codes, serial numbers and or proofs. The underside of the receiver is correctly stamped with "9mm MP40 PHX ARM INC. HOU TX", and serial number "2754" is stamped on the left side of the receiver behind the barrel nut. It is complete with one original 30 round stick magazine marked "MP38/40" on the side.

Rating Definition:

Good with half of its refurbished matte blue finish overall with light wear on the edges and high spots showing light corrosion/surface rust on the left side of the barrel, magazine well and sling bar as well as the rear end cap and folding stock. The plastic components are in very good condition. 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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