H062787 MP38/40 MAGAZINE. (MP38 u. 40 Patronen Magazin)

BACKGROUND: The development of a German sub-machine gun can be traced back to World War I when the requirements for a light weight, quick firing, close combat weapon which could be utilized by a single man was needed in the close quarter, static warfare of the trenches. The primary weapons of the time, the slow firing repeater rifle and the relatively immobile machine gun were found insufficient and the Spandau Rifle Testing Commission began research on developing a sub-machine gun in late 1915. In 1917 the Germans introduced their first sub-machine gun, designated the MP18/I, which was to be the forerunner of all the MPís to follow. In August 1938 the German army adopted the newly developed MP38. Further developments and improvements and the need for a cheaper mass produced weapon resulted in the introduction of the MP40 in April 1940. The MP38 and the MP40 both utilized a bottom loaded, thirty-two cartridge stick magazine.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Blued, stamped magnetic sheet metal, thirty-two cartridge capacity stick magazine. The obverse of the magazine also has a small, circular, punched, viewing port with impressed capacity numeral, "32". The magazine is well marked with stamped designation, "M.P.38u.40". Welded closed/de-activated. Great MP38/40 ammo pouch or display accessory.

Please note, due to Postal Regulations. De-activated firearms and Inert Ordnance may not be shipped outside of Canada.

GRADE ****                             PRICE $100.00

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