April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Very attractive "fxo" (C.G. Haenel) MP44 manufactured in 1944 with clear "WaA 37" proofs on receiver forward of the magazine housing. Sheet metal stamped receiver manufactured by “cos” (Mertzwerke), which was a sub-contractor who supplied parts for many German weapons. “cos” also visible on metal socket of buttstock. Operating piston matches receiver number. Latter style bolt with cut-out is non-matching numbered, manufactured by Mauser as a sub-contractor with C.G. Haenel final proof. Numbers match between receiver and buttstock assembly which is numbered 7238. Wood butt is of latter, lower profile 5 - 3/8” in height. Includes one original “MP-43” “fxo” 30 round magazine and one modern reproduction 30 round magazine (also marked “fxo”). Also included are 33 intact boxes of original German WW2 steel case ammunition with added reinspection labels from the 1950’s, and one additional remnant of a box with loose rounds. The MP43 was the first true modern “assault rifle” chambered for a shorter than standard rifle cartridge (33mm vs 57mm) which although less powerful than the standard 8mm German rifle round was still very effective at up to medium ranges where most combat took place. This allowed the individual Soldier to carry plenty of ammunition in 30 round magazines so that the rifle could be effective in close quarters combat for extended period, and was particularly effective when fighting against the robust manpower contained in Russian military formations on the Eastern Front. A vast improvement in sustainable firepower over the standard 98K German rifle. Capable of both semi-automatic and fully-automatic fire with the pressing of a switch at the side of the receiver this first modern "assault rifle" could fill the role of a deliberate "aimed-fire" weapon, as well as that of a "suppressing fire" weapon. This rifle was constructed of metal stampings to the maximum extent possible to save production time and cost. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is extremely fine original finish turning a pleasing brown patina. Wood is also original finish. Original wood grips are extremely fine. Bore is near excellent, shiny, and bright. Bolt face is extremely fine. Mechanics are crisp, smooth, and positive. A very attractive-looking specimen of an extremely popular and collectible machine gun with desirable vintage ammunition. These guns are always extremely popular at the range, and at re-enactor historical events. 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 4 AS CURIO AND RELIC ELIGIBLE. $22,500 - $27,500 JWK 2021-04-005
2 Magazines, & ammo can W vintage ammoW
Barrel Length
7.92mm Kurz
FFL Status
C.G. Haenel
MP 43
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $11,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $38,400.00
Estimate: $22,500 - $27,500
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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