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#1 Paul in PA

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:25 AM

OK, I know it ain't Class III or even an original parts, but I have to ask the question. What do people think of the ATI imported GSG MP-40 Pistols.

 

In some ways they are as much a MP-40 as a Kahr or AO Semi Thompson is a Thompson. But again at $649, what is not too like?

 

You can see them at www.americantactical.us/5421/detail.html

 

These are made out of ZAMAK 5 Zinc Alloy, which does not excite me, and have metal magazines.

 

With the prices on a real class III MP-40 and limited spare part availability; this could be just the thing the doctor ordered for fun. Does anybody own one, handled one, or shot one?

 

Thanks in Advance

 

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:34 PM

Eh, I dont really find time to support them..

 

I've never really been a fan of GSG, and the only thing they do is externally resemble a gun. It almost seems like an insult. 

 

Many of the operating systems were not preserved, neither were the original parts/interchangeability. 

 

It seems like an Airsoft or a Nerf model to me. Albiet 9mm


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 03:57 PM

I heard in Germany that it was a converted soft gun..


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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:18 PM

I built a few SBRs out of the folding stock rifles.  I have not looked at the "pistols".  they are pretty much like any semi auto copy of a full auto - kind of like kissing your sister......   now a couple of guys have made post sample full autos out of the GSG guns, and those would be fun.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 08:04 PM

I was going to get one and shoot the fun out of it until I saw it first hand. I would rather have it look more original and full auto and shoot stinkin blanks. A big downer... They should have done it right and charged a few grand.oh well back to the Bunker Colt 21a And sometimes Auric Goldfinger


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Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:46 PM

There is a company looking to do exactly this.

 

http://www.dkproductiongroup.com/


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 06:15 AM

With the prices on a real class III MP-40 and limited spare part availability; this could be just the thing the doctor ordered for fun. Does anybody own one, handled one, or shot one?



Other than my Sten or Uzi I cannot think of an easier machine gun I own to find parts for than my MP40.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:35 AM

Unless you need a magazine well, rear sight, or front sight hood,
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

Unless you need a magazine well, rear sight, or front sight hood,


I'm pretty sure you can get new manufactured mag well. Saw one go on eBay a little while back. Have seen some originals there too from time to time.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:03 PM

For the 40? The 38 is being reproduced now and almost every part is available. How cool!

However the 40 is stamped and fluted. Isn't anyone willing to tackle that. Based on I've heard from
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:03 PM

For the 40? The 38 is being reproduced now and almost every part is available. How cool!

However the 40 is stamped and fluted. Isn't anyone willing to tackle that. Based on I've heard from
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 12:53 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112456715533

Here is one, although I have seen much nicer ones go. You usually only see the front sight hoods with used barrels, but I think they are soldered on.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 01:14 PM

Unless you need a magazine well, rear sight, or front sight hood,

 

You just have to know the right people.   :)

 

Of course I am simply maintaining a MP40 not trying to build one.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

Lol. Knowing the right people is the key. It's nice having access to items that normally don't pop up often.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:27 AM

I recently read a review on the GSG and the author couldn't get through a magazine without multiple malfunctions.


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 01:58 AM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=XEr8yyi3Gkg

Watch this

SSD BD38 is a lot closer to what anyone here will want.
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 10:37 PM

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=XEr8yyi3Gkg

Watch this

SSD BD38 is a lot closer to what anyone here will want.

I second that!


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:05 PM

Try and buy one in the U.S.A. not going to happen. Europe only.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:39 PM

Has anybody ever contacted that outfit in Kentucky to find out what they ever did to bring any in the U.S.A. or another UPDATE They contacted me today expecting sample from batf in a few months with approval. That is hope full news for collectors and shooters A true MP-38 style. Like we had about five years ago.

 

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Edited by colt21a, 07 November 2017 - 11:44 AM.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 05:24 PM

Unless SSD has made some significant changes to the MP-38 the ATF will not approve it for import.
It has been attempted before and was found too easy to convert to full auto.

The units sold in Canada were recalled by RCMP because of this design issue.

 

Richard


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