Original Rare German WWII MP 41 Display Submachine Gun Serial 11843 with Magazine - MP41 Schmeisser

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This incredibly rare example features all original parts, including an original live barrel. Following guidelines provided by the BATF, the original barrel bushing and barrel have been welded to a steel dummy receiver tube, which is completely inert. The original sight has been attached to the top of the receiver, and a cocking handle attached to the left hand side. After fabrication it was painted with our lovely gunmetal gray spray paint to give it a fantastic look. The trigger still pulls, the selector still moves

The gun is serial numbered 11843 both on the receiver by the barrel trunion and on the left side of the butt stock, with shortened number 1843 on the barrel. There is also number 2184B on the bottom of the barrel, possibly an assembly number. The magazine release button and front sight base are both marked cos for Gebrüder Merz, Merz-Werke, Frankfurt, Main, a known maker of small arms components throughout the war. There are also small Waffenamt 37 proofs on various small components of the display gun, including the barrel bushing, barrel, and the receiver. This is the correct code for C.G. Haenel and several other companies in Suhl. There is also a Waffenamt WaA44 on the bushing, associated with Auto Union, and seen on other machine guns during the period. The original ejector is included, and bears the same marking.

Also, included is an original magazine that is marked:

M.P. 41

Everything is offered in excellent condition. Considering that fewer that 27,000 of these were ever produced, and that this is only the fourth that we have owned in over two decades, declaring that these are RARE is an understatement. A great rare example, ready to display!

Note: Magazine will be deactivated where required.

The MP-41 (M.P. 41, MP 41) submachine gun was developed by Hugo Schmeisser, son of the Louis Schmeisser who developed the first practical machine gun, the MP-18. At the time of development of that MP-41, in 1941, the company C.G.Haenel, at which Schmeisser was chief designer, manufactured MP-40 submachine guns for the German army. It is possible that Schmeisser decided to develop a sub machine gun which was better suited for infantry use than the MP-40. For this reason, he combined the receiver, action and magazine of MP-40 with the wooden stock and selective-fire mechanism of MP-28. Haenel company produced more than few MP-41 submachine guns, which were mostly purchased by SS troops, which had their own supply chains. However, late in 1941, the Erma company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Haenel, and as a result, Haenel company was forced to cease production of the MP-41. Only 26,700 MP-41 pattern guns were ever made, and nearly all were issued to SS, SD and police troops.

The MP-41 (M.P. 41) submachine gun is blowback operated, selective-fire weapon which fires from an open bolt. It uses a bolt with telescoped return spring guide borrowed from the MP40. The receiver and magazine are also both borrowed from the MP40. The wooden stock and trigger unit with cross-bolt button fire mode selector were taken from the MP-28.

Caliber: 9x19mm Luger / Parabellum
Weight: 3,87 kg empty
Length: 860 mm
Barrel length: 250 mm
Rate of fire: 500 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 32 rounds
Effective range: 150-200 meters

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