Manufactured by Haenel and imported by the Inter American Import Export Company of Sacramento, California, this is a solid representative 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.
Very good, with traces of blue finish in the protected areas and a mixed brown and gray patina on the remainder, with mild pitting and scattered handling marks. The stock is fair as cleaned and repaired, with cracks at the tip and wrist, a stabilizing plug added to the forearm, mild dents and scratches, and faded hand markings. Mechanically excellent. 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.