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#1 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 09:12 PM

Hello, I have a question about an MP40 that I own. It looks to have a giant E on the top of the receiver. I thought perhaps it was put there to help site the gun in or perhaps as an internal production stamp. Well, anyway, I started talking to a fellow collector online and he said that he would talk to a German MP40 expert at the Show of Shows which he did. The fellow collector emailed me and said that the guy he spoke to thought it is probably a Gate Vilnius mark like the ones found on the Browning Hi Powers. These guns were supposedly issued to Lithuanian troops and the mark resembles a famous castle in Vilnius. I had never heard of such a thing but did find some articles on the web. So I was just wondering what everyone thinks of this. Are these marks real or are they fakes? The one on my gun looks real and I have never seen another MP40 marked like this. So does the guy know what he is talking about or is he full of it? Just curious...


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#2 Black River Militaria CII

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 10:30 PM

Please post some pics of the mark, medium close and close ups. Thanks. 


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:53 AM

a good source is Alex who runs the MP40 registry...if you send him pics- he will know..

 

Bergflak is also a good source of info


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:59 AM

Is the gun a Charles Erb build?


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#5 villafuego

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:31 AM

Erb marked his guns with his name inside a small bullet logo


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 11:45 AM

Having seen many, many MP40s with odd markings I would like to see the markings on your gun for my own information if you can provide a picture. Thanks.
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#7 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:16 PM

Hello, this gun is not an Erb tube gun. It is an original C&R gun coded 122 40. I contacted both Alex Cruiming who had no idea what it is and Bergflak just got back to me and said he has no idea either. I don't know how to post pics but can send them to your email Bubba so watch your inbox. Take care, Haenelistklasse


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:03 PM

Download to imagur

Copy and paste here. Easy. Time to learn !!
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#9 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:14 PM

Okee dokee artichokee!!! Haha


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Posted 03 March 2019 - 05:08 PM

When someone receives the photos, please post (with Haenelistklasse’s permission of course).

I would like to know for my own knowledge base too!
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:52 PM

Is this the proof mark?

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#12 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 09:12 PM

No, it just looks like a giant E but resting with its points in the air. Really weird. Sent a pic to a guy yesterday and he said it does not look like a Gate Vilnus mark so I don't know what it is. Send me a private PM with your email and I will send it to you.


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:51 AM

Just post a pic of it here.


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