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Very Nice C&R Steyr BNZ43 9MM MP40 SMG
Bbl. 9 9/10″
Hooded fixed blade front sight, rear sight is windage drift adj. 2 Piece folding leaf. Of all the German WWII era SMGs, the MP40 may be the most iconic of them all. Its slow cyclic rate combined w/ decent sights & pleasant ergonomics make it as fun to operate as it is interesting to look at. It utilizes a very simplistic, yet incredibly smooth open bolt firing mechanism.
The recoil system is typical of German over engineering consisting of a 3 piece telescoping rod w/ a captured spring that doubles as the connection point for the firing pin which slides inside of the bolt. The safety mechanism is an extremely simple design which shares commonalties w/ other WWII era SMGs. It consists of a rearward notch that interfaces w/ the cocking handle holding the bolt to the rear. Manufactured in 1943 by Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG as designated by receiver code “bnz.43”.
This MP40 appears to be a 2nd variation, based on the smooth mag. housing w/ square notch facing the shooter, as well as the safety style bolt handle instead of the early hook. There are several numbers & marks spread over this platform, including; “Grip frame & receiver cap – “bnz 43 / 11441”. Trigger housing – “8064 t”. Stock – “024”. Receiver tube – “7127a / COS / 40” & several waffenamts including eagle over “WaA444” & “WaA623”. Mag well – “127”. Barrel, resting bar & front sight – “447”. Rear sights – “127”. Bolt – “1092L” & waffenamt eagle over “WaA623”. Recoil rod & firing pin – “3721 / 721” & waffenamt “WaA623”. Under folding stock, dark brown Bakelite grips & lower receiver cover.
MAGS: 1 original 30 rd. marked “MP38u40”.
THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT CURIO & RELIC MG, REQUIRING BATF TRANSFER BEFORE TAKING POSSESSION. FULLY TRANSFERABLE