DeactivatedSubmachine GunsUsed£ 2,850
WW2 German Made Schmeisser MP 41 Sub-Machine Gun
The Schmeisser M.P.41 Sub-machinegun was developed and produced during the second world war. Between 1941 and 1944 about 26000 units were manufactured making it way more scarced than its relative, the MP 40, of which an estimated 1.1 million were produced.
In 1941, Hugo Schmeisser designed the MP 41, which was, in reality, an MP 40 upper receiver with a lower receiver of an MP 28 submachine gun. It saw limited service, however, and was issued only to SS and police units in 1944. The MP 41 was also supplied to Germany's Axis ally Romania and to Croatia. In total, these exports amount 6550 arms: 3600 to Romania, 2450 to Croatia and 500 to Bulgaria.
Our example here is marked on the top of the receiver frame
C.G. HAENEL, SUHL
and serial numbered 23306.
A Haenel delivery book from 1943/1944 provides an detailed overview of what happened with the MP41's serial numbered between 23000 and 24000.
Out of a thousand guns, the large part was test fired in November and December of 1943 and a few in January 1944. Additionally 567 pieces were delivered to Romania in November and December. On the 17th, 18th and 21st of December 1943 125 pieces were sent to the Sicherheits Polizei in Berlin and one more weapon on the 8th of March 1944. The serial numbers of the deliveries to the Sicherheits Polizei are mentioned later. Noticeable: at the end of November 1943 the numbers 23338 and 23508 were first delivered to Romania and then half December to the Sicherheits Polizei in Berlin according to the book.
The barrel is serial numbered 1176. The barrels were separately numbered. They've never matched.
Waffenampt 37 and 44 can be seen above the gun's serial number.
The barrel, receiver case and magazine host frame are stamped AN beneath the crown and "8.83". These may be Romanian marks.
The magazine is etched with the serial number 2480 and stamped MP41 Patent Schmeisser.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in good condition considering its age with some pitting on the metalwork.
The bolt moves but is disconected from the trigger.
The magazine can be extracted.
~ Postage ~
Uk postage is £18 or it can be collected from our Portsmouth Shop. Overseas postage will be charged at cost.
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