Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1511: German MP40 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R DEWAT

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

German MP40 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R DEWAT Registered Machine Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $20,000 - $30,000

German MP40 Submachine Gun, Class III/NFA C&R DEWAT Registered Machine Gun

Manufacturer: German
Model: MP 40
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 9 mm
Barrel: 10 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: metal
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 367
Class: Class III

A refined and streamlined successor to the MP38, the MP40 made extensive use of metal stampings and synthetic materials to make a weapon robust enough to withstand the stress of war while being simple enough to manufacture to keep up with the demand. Nearly every armed branch and paramilitary organization in Germany made use of the MP40, and many also found their way into the hands of opposition forces such as the French Resistance and Poland's Home Army, making it one of the signature weapons of the war. "MP40/fxo/41" (C.G. Haenel) marked on the rear receiver end cap, "cos" (Merz) maker mark on the bottom of the receiver tube and magazine release button, and "cnd" (Krupp) on the left rear of the trigger guard/grip. Visible matching numbers marked on various components. Waffenamt proofs including "WaA165", "eagle/37" and "WaA44". Fitted with a set of brown bakelite side panels and a metal underfolding stock. Includes leather sling. Magazine absent.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as deactivated, retains 80% original blue finish with some bright cycling wear from the bolt handle, some light pitting and smooth gray and brown patina on the balance with some scattered light handling marks. The grips and receiver covers are also very fine with some light scratches and handling marks. Mechanically cycles, although the firing pin has been ground off, the firing pin hole inside the bolt body is welded and the chamber is welded closed with the barrel affixed to the receiver, not allowing the bolt to shut all the way. NOTE: This is a registered DEWAT weapon with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), as a National Firearms Act (NFA) weapon, that is fully transferable. It has been classified as a Curio 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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