Original German WWII MP 40 Display Gun Parts Set with Matched Serial Numbers and Live Barrel - Dated 1941

Item Description

Original Item: One-of-a-kind. This is an excellent MP (Maschinenpistole) 40 parts set and display gun built from original matching serial number 9818 parts and constructed into a totally legal non-firing BATF approved display Sub-Machine Gun with use of a solid newly made non-functional receiver. Also included is the matching bolt/recoil assembly, as well the matched barrel bushing.

IMA has been very fortunate in finding this highly sought after Original WW2 German MP 40 Display Gun, which has been reconstructed using a CNC cut aluminum receiver to finish off an original parts set. Offered with totally original bakelite stock and functional extending butt stock, this is the real thing that will only appreciate in value as time passes.

All complete, simulated fixed aluminum bolt system gives the impression of an original unit and is fitted with the original safety bolt handle. Barrel is original and has not been deactivated, and has a very nice bore,  bright with clear lands and grooves.  Original markings maintained and make a keystone item for any serious WW2 Collection.

The rear receiver cup of this display gun is marked with the date and manufacture codes, as well as the serial number:

FXO 41

Clearly dated 1941 and coded fxo for the manufacturer C.G. Haenel, Waffen- u. Fahrradfabrik, and there are also other markings and waffenampt proofs throughout the display gun.The barrel is marked is an exceptional example which has not been deactivated.

Included with this offering are the internal parts including the entire bolt assembly as well as an original MP 40 magazines, in very good condition. The magazine is  marked MP41 on the bottom along maker logo.

This is a fantastic offering, one the likes of which we have not had in many years, and may not have again. A great MP40 parts set, built into a dummy gun, but with the internals and barrel bushing included.

History of the MP40

The Maschinenpistole 40 ("Machine pistol 40") descended from its predecessor the MP 38, which was in turn based on the MP 36, a prototype made of machined steel. The MP 36 was developed independently by Erma Werke's Berthold Geipel with funding from the German Army. It took design elements from Heinrich Vollmer's VPM 1930 and EMP. Vollmer then worked on Berthold Geipel's MP 36 and in 1938 submitted a prototype to answer a request from the Heereswaffenamt (Army Weapons Office) for a new submachine gun, which was adopted as MP 38. The MP 38 was a simplification of the MP 36, and the MP 40 was a further simplification of the MP 38, with certain cost-saving alterations, most notably in the more extensive use of stamped steel rather than machined parts.

It was heavily used by infantrymen (particularly platoon and squad leaders), and by paratroopers, on the Eastern and Western Fronts. Its advanced and modern features made it a favorite among soldiers and popular in countries from various parts of the world after the war. It was often erroneously called "Schmeisser" by the Allies, despite Hugo Schmeisser's non-involvement in the weapon's design and production. From 1940 to 1945, an estimated 1.1 million were produced by Erma Werke.

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