**FINE ORIGINAL GERMAN MP44 MACHINE GUN (C & R).
SN 1489N. Cal. 7.92 X 33 MM. 16-1/2″ bbl. Manufactured by ERMA. This lot includes two 30 rnd magazines, 1 marked MP44 and the other StG44. Includes an orig sling. Parts on the gun except for rear sight numbered 73 appear to be all matching with ERMA manufactured op-rod, bbl & gas block with Haenel manufactured bolt. Metal receiver & buttstock parts by Mertzwerke with ERMA “qlv” mark on receiver. Block 3A of current registration form indicates manufacturer as “VOLKSTURM / GERMAN GOVERNMENT WWII”. Buttstock is of the later 5-1/2″ vertical profile type. Bolt moves freely within the action, spring tension is good. This weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. It is Curio & Relic (C & R) eligible. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish are very good with a nice even patina, a smooth orig blue finish turning gray with a mottling of brown, completely consistent with wartime use in a combat area. Bore is excellent, shiny & bright. Bolt and op-rod extremely fine. Wooden grips & buttstock also extremely fine with a noticeable 2-1/2″ crack parallel to the bore line- 2″ up from the toe. Magazines have 85% finish or better and appear fully serviceable. Orig leather sling also serviceable, soft and supple. The MP44 is the Granddaddy of all modern assault rifles. This particular specimen has an extremely smooth action and a very attractive appearance. These are a dream to shoot on the range and thankfully significant quantities of modern made ammunition are available. No German WWII machine gun collection is complete without one of these. 50455-3 JWK29 (17,500-25,000) C&R – Lot 3024
Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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