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SN 25279. Cal. 9mm. 8″ bbl. This MP 18.1 is one of the ones retrofitted by C.G Haenel with the 90 degree magazine housing and takes “C.G.HAENEL” manufactured stick magazines. Although these guns were originally fitted with angled magazine housings for the 32 rd Luger snail drum, after WWI many were retrofitted to take stick magazines which were considered an improvement for ease of manufacture and maintenance. This machine pistol is marked on top of its magazine housing “S.B. 848” (Schutzpolizei Berlin, Item/Weapon 848. It is also marked below the model markings with a “K” below a sunburst proof mark. Also marked below SN on the receiver with a Crown over “No” proof mark. Magazine housing is marked as manufactured by C.G. Haenel as is magazine. Receiver, bbl shroud, sight, magazine release latch, dis-assembly latch and lower assembly hardware including trigger guard and buttplate match SN. Bolt is numbered 5183. Magazine is a re-number to “24041”. Buttstock also matches SN and is dated “1920” on left side. There is a vacant threaded hole immediately forward of the bbl retention screw and this together with the mismatched bolt and the information on the current form 3 manufacturers block indicate that this is probably a re-activated gun that was at one time a “DEWAT”. It is fairly common that when these guns were re-activated the person who re-activated the gun would be listed in the manufacturers block. Included with this lot is a fine condition reproduction leather sling and one 20 rd magazine. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand, this weapon appears fully functional. This is a National Firearms Act weapon and BATF approval of transfer is required. Current form 3 has an individuals name in block 3A under “Manufacturer/Importer”, although the gun certainly is as manufactured originally by Bergmann and C.G. Haenel. It is possible to request a correction through the BATF upon transfer. CONDITION: Overall finish and appearance is extremely fine to near excellent with what appears to be a dipped refinish, there are numerous very tiny pit marks underneath the bluing with a very small area of light pitting on the underside of the trigger guard assembly in line with the SN. Bolt is in the white. Lower assembly hardware within stock has a beautiful deep lustrous blue finish. Stock has some light handling marks and dings and has been lightly sanded but still presents very well and retains its visible Crown cartouche. Leather sling is near excellent and completely serviceable on what appears to be orig stock attachment hardware. Bore is extremely fine, shiny and bright with some very light pitting. This is a fine and handsome example of an early Sub Machine gun as issued during the Weimar era in Germany without any Nazi proof marks in evidence. 49658-1 JWK61 C&R (12,000-17,000) – Lot 3769

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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