Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1676: Haenel M.P.18.I Submachine Gun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Haenel M.P.18.I Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

Haenel M.P.18.I Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R Fully Transferable Machine Gun

Manufacturer: Haenel C G
Model: MP.18.I
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 2158
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 341
Class: Class III

Developed late in World War I, the M.P.18 would be one of the earliest practical submachine gun designs, and earned a reputation as a fine weapon for high-speed close-quarters battles like in trenches and built-up areas. Blade front and folding ladder rear sights, with a perforated heat shield around the barrel, the Haenel markings on the magazine well, and "THEODOR BERGMANN ABT.WAFFENBAU SUHL" on the left rear of the receiver. Fitted with a smooth pistol grip stock with forearm grasping grooves, a brown leather sling and a steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, with 80% of the arsenal style refinished blue finish, showing areas of scuffing and spotting. Numbers are mixed, and the rear barrel support and one of the magazine well screws are absent. The refinished stock is very good, with chipping around the trigger guard, scuffs, dents and wear. Mechanically fair. 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) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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