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Pre-World War 2 German EMP machine gun manufactured between 1931 and 1938. Primarily used as a police weapon in the pre-war years, a significant number of these made their way to Spain and saw use in the Spanish Civil War. Others were taken into German military service and quite a few were used by the Germans in their invasion of France in 1940. One can find photographs of German troops brandishing these. It is noteworthy that the French acquired a number of these from Spain prior to 1940, and there is no doubt that this model saw service in France in 1940 on both sides. These guns are instantly recognizable by their vertical wood foregrip, and the exceptional quality of fit and finish which was the standard of 1930’s German arms production. One original non-matching 30 round magazine is included with this lot. This is a select-fire machine gun with "E" (semi) and "D" (full-auto) indicated next to the selector switch on the right side. There are two safety provisions on this machine gun. When the bolt is in the forward position a bolt-lock switch on the top of the receiver may be flipped upward to the "S" position. This locks the bolt forward so that even if the weapon is dropped, the bolt cannot move to the rear and potentially accidentally clear the back of the magazine and fire a round. The other safety is simply a slot in the back of the receiver where the bolt handle can be manipulated into, once drawn to the rear in the same manner later incorporated into the MP-40 machine gun. Visible numbers are matching including the receiver end cap, magazine housing, and bolt. Electronic NFA registry indicates “GERMANY” as the manufacturer. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent professionally restored lustrous rust blue finish completely consistent with original finish. Wood is extremely fine to near excellent with some light dings and handling marks. Bore is near excellent, shiny and bright. Bolt face near excellent. Mechanics are crisp. This cataloger has fired this weapon at the range and it performed flawlessly! Very fast-firing and impressive piece indeed. A great example of the quality machine guns being produced in Germany during the interwar period and which found their way into combat during World War 2. 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. JWK 2024-05-016
1 magazine total
Barrel Length
9x19mm Parabellum
FFL Status
Amnesty registration, State registration
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $17,400.00
Estimate: $14,000 - $24,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Friday, May 10, 2024.
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