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Lot 548: Pearl Mfg. Corp MP-40 Type Submachine Gun

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Desirable World War II Full-Automatic Class III/NFA Registered Pearl Mfg. Corp MP-40 Type Submachine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $16,000

Desirable World War II Full-Automatic Class III/NFA Registered Pearl Mfg. Corp MP-40 Type Submachine Gun

Manufacturer: Pearl Manufacturing
Model: MP40
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm Luger
Barrel: 10 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: brown plastic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 298
Class: Class III

This is a very nice example of a MP-40 submachine gun that was manufactured by the Pearl MFG. Corp using a set of WWII German manufactured parts along with their tube receiver. The original MP-40 SMGs were highly prized as war trophies during WWII and are even more desirable today. They are a basic blow-back weapon that fires a 9mm Parabellum cartridge, from an open bolt at a cyclic rate of approximately 500 rpm. The rear receiver cap is marked: "MP 40/bnz 42". It has a new made tube receiver almost identical to the original version that is stamped on the right with "PEARL MFG. CORP./GRANTS NM." with serial number "1013" stamped on the left front end. It has a ribbed magazine housing, machined bolt and barrel assembly. It is fitted with the traditional dark red bakelite grips and lower receiver cover. This MP40 is complete with five magazines total; three original WWII, dated "41 and 43" a rare MP-41 Schmeisser magazine and one unmarked reproduction magazine. It also comes with an original WWII leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Very good as rebuilt by Pearl Mfg. Corp. with 50% of the current blue finish still remaining overall with blue wear on all the exposed metal surfaces. The bakelite components are all in very good condition with light handling marks on the sides in some areas with slight more wear on the sides and lower edges of the pistol grips. 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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