I have first dibs on this all original, and all matching 1943 MP40, and I'm pretty much ready to pull the trigger, but this will be my first and only MP40 purchase, so I'm just not sure what to look for.
Here is what is included with it
-6 1943 mags
-2 1943 mag pouches
-Correct Nazi loader
-Slightly comical letter about how the soldier got it, brought it back, and gave it to his toddler son (good old days). He sounds like he was a great and funny man. Sadly he passed away a while back.
I like history, hence why I buy C&R guns, and not rewats or tube guns, and the letter is neat, and magazines all dated 1943, but really my main thing of interest is the gun PERIOD.
Couple things I have noticed, questions for you experts, and things to look at.
-That spot near the magazine button. Is that a repair? Bad / good?
-That spot under and in front of the mag well. Is that a normal dent? What could it be? Problem?
-To bring it home, he had to tap a bolt into the end of the barrel. He then had a great gunsmith remove the 1/2" of threads from inside the barrel, and re crowned it about 1/2" back into the barrel. Shoots perfect, and has a very low round count. Big problem? Common? Who cares since it is a low count matching barrel?
That's really it. Thanks for your help guys. I really do appreciate it! I'm pretty much ready to buy this gun, but just want to see what you experts think, and if it's a bad buy, good buy, or GREAT buy! Thank you!