Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1586: Schmeisser MP28.II Submachine Gun

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

German Schmeisser MP28.II Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA "SALES SAMPLE" Machine Gun, with Extra Magazines

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $9,500

German Schmeisser MP28.II Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA "SALES SAMPLE" Machine Gun, with Extra Magazines

Manufacturer: German
Model: MP28 II
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm para
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: hardwood
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 391
Class: Class III

Manufactured by Haenel and imported by the Inter American Import Export Company of Sacramento, California, this is a fine example of the MP28.II SMG. A refinement of the World War One era MP18 SMG, the MP28.II was part of the last generation of "heavy metal" SMGs, prior to the transition to the MP38/MP40 models for the Germans. Blade front and tangent rear sight graduated to "10", with a ventilated receiver that doubles as a heat shield for the barrel and a magazine well marked "M.P.28.II/SYSTEM/SCHMEISSER/PATENT". The underside of the receiver bears the Inter American markings. A manual hook safety is integrated into the receiver, with a "D" and "E" marked pushbutton selector switch built into the trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock with grasping grooves on the forearm and a ribbed steel buttplate. With two extra magazines.

Rating Definition:

Fine as professionally refinished, with 95% of the current blue, showing some rust spots and handling marks overall. Some old pitting has been covered by the blue, particularly on the underside of the receiver. The stock is fair, with cracks at the wrist, selector switch and near the receiver hinge, some of which have been internally stabilized with glue or filler. Mechanically fine. 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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