MP40 Schmeisser WWII German Sub-Machine Gun. #22-1111.
MP40 Schmeisser German SMG
- This world renowned submachine gun was used primarily by crack Waffen SS and German Paratroop units throughout WWII and was well known to G.I.'s throughout Europe. Heavier and more realistic than previous plastic models, this replica gun is made of zinc and has a working action. Insert the magazine, pull the bolt back, and the bolt locks into place, ready to fire from an open position. Pull the trigger and the bolt slides forward on the open chamber. This replica gun has a folding stock and removable magazine. 25 inches long as shown here, with metal stock folded. With stock extended, the MP40 replica is 33.5 inches long. Available with or without the leather sling. Click on the "options" dropdown to add the sling.
HISTORY: HISTORY: The MP40 or Maschinenpistole, translated "machine Pistol" was a submachine gun developed in Germany, and known for its comparatively low rate of fire and low recoil. Fully automatic fire was its only setting, but the low rate of fire allowed for single shots with controlled trigger pulls. Initially only paratroopers and squad or platoon leaders were issued the MP40s, but the Germans learned from the success of Russian tactics where entire units armed with submachine guns decimated German troops in short-range urban fighting, and by the end of the war, entire assault platoons were being armed with MP40s and deployed in the field.