Introduced due to competitive pressure from Astra's Spanish-made Broomhandle pistols, especially in the lucrative Chinese market, the 1932 Schnellfeuer took everything people loved about the Broomhandle and cranked it to 11. The result was a compact machine pistol, which could be reconfigured to a carbine as needed, fed from 10 and 20 round detachable box magazines (without sacrificing clip loading), and could either tap out single rounds semi-automatically or let rip at 900+ RPM on full auto. Needless to say, the target audience (China) went for it wholeheartedly, and sales only terminated when Japan joined the Axis Powers, making export to any of the Chinese factions (who essentially fought the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Chinese Civil War simultaneously) unacceptable. Schnellfeuers are also known to have been used on both sides of the Spanish Civil War, as well as being used as a secondary Wehrmacht sidearm as well as by the Waffen-SS. Blade front and 1,000-meter tangent rear sights, with "crown/crown/U" on the upper left chamber flat and atop the bolt, three-line address marks on the top flat and right side of the frame, and the Mauser banner on the left side, immediately behind the "N" and "R" marked selector switch. the left side of the grip frame bears the import markings of the Inter-American Arms Company of Sacramento, California. A set of 12-groove hardwood grips are included, as is an unnumbered stock holster with the "MAUSER" banner on the left side near the hanger loop. Two magazines are included, one flush fit 10-round and an extended 20-round, each with the Mauser banner on the floorplate.
Very good, with 70% of the refinished blue, showing bright edge wear, scattered tool and handling marks, and areas of spotting and brown patina. The grips show mild dents and scuffs. The magazines and metal components of the stock show notable oxidization, with the latter also showing a crack forming on the comb and scattered dents and scratches. 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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