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U.S. WWII Grease Gun M3 Resin Submachine Display Gun

Item Description

New Made Item: The M3 submachine gun, also known as Grease Gun, was developed as a cheaper war-time alternative to famous Thompson M1 and M1928 submachine guns. The basic requirements were set by US Ordnance Corps in February, 1941. George Hyde and Frederick Sampson, working together at Inland Division of general Motors Corp developed a prototype, which was designated the T20. The T-20 was a very simple weapon, made mostly from steel stampings. In November 1942 T20 was tested against several other prototypes, and was found superior to all other contestants. Late in 1942 the T20 was recommended for adoption, which followed in 1943. Combat use of a newly adopted M3 submachine gun showed some problematic points in design, most notably in the failing cocking mechanism. The problems were solved by elimination of this unit in 1944 when a further simplified weapon received the designation M3A1, and served with US Armed forces through the later part of WW2, Korean and Vietnam wars. M3A1 was issued to US tank crews all the way up until 1980s.

M3 submachine gun was a full-automatic blowback-operated firearm that fired from an open bolt. The receiver was made from steel stampings. M3 featured spring-loaded ejection port cover (which also acted as safety, locking the bolt when it is closed) and crank-type bolt retracting (cocking) handle at the right side of the receiver.

Characteristics include:

Caliber: .45ACP

Weight: 3.7 kg

Length (stock closed/open): 570 / 745 mm

Barrel length: 203 mm

Rate of fire: ca. 450 rounds per minute

Magazine capacity: 30 rounds

Effective range: 50 meters

Our solid resin non-firing display gun is nothing short of stunning. It really does look like the real thing from just a few feet away. It was cast from a silicon mold of an original M3 in the IMA collection and therefore is not only an accurate 1:1 scale but has all the details of the real thing. It has been expertly air brushed to provide the cold glimmering look of steel. For added authenticity we have used metal sling attachments (fully secure) to allow you to correctly use a M1 carbine sling, we added a metal wire frame that runs through most of the more delicate areas of the gun, and used a metal wire butt stock (just like an original M3) however, our buttstock is fixed. Not only does it look good but it feels good this gun weighs nearly as much as an original at 5.25 lbs (real ones were 8 lb)!

This is it, finally an affordable, safe, robust, quality display alternative to spending many thousands of dollars on a liability laden display gun. Perfect for gun enthusiasts, as a prop firearm for theatrical and film productions or one amazing childhood toy for epic war games.

Please note original grease guns were constructed of stamped steel and did not have wood grips, we have altered our production, so our resin display now has the correct appearance of stamped steel grips.

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