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#21 Dtu2179

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:33 AM

Agreed lol. They started at 18 but we settled on 16.5. Maybe one day Ill get an all matching one, but for now this will do just fine. I grabbed a bunch of mags and some additional parts from Folke at knob creek. I want to say it comes with what appears to be an original sling as well. Looks a little old to be a reproduction but hard to say. If I can ever get my Photobucket account squared away Ill post some pictures.
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Posted 05 November 2019 - 07:56 AM

Im going to try to attach a few pictures from my phone, but not sure how successful I will be.

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Posted 05 November 2019 - 10:00 PM

It was a very good idea to grab some mags for the gun. Anything you can buy for around $100 is a good deal I think because without the mags you have a really cool paperweight. What other parts did you buy? The sling looks pretty salty. I am going to say that it is a good one. The refinish on that thing is really nice. It shines like a diamond in a goat's ass. Your 122 40 lower is very early production (1st series). I am lucky enough to own a 122 40 gun also and mine is 2460a (2nd series). Your lower came off of an MP38/40 transitional gun. The original receiver had a claw style cocking handle and the unmodified receiver (no front safety notch cut in receiver). It also had a square hook front site as well as an aluminum resting bar. How was the Creek?


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:36 PM

At that price today looks like a good shooter and a WW2 history. Back in the day i had a pre 86 to shoot that somebody green parked up and i had a blued posty that would have put some originals to shame.And of course some nice real deal matched mint ones. Now sadly gone to the collector archives forever.

 

That one will serve you well.And you can sit and watch Cross Of Iron, and Where Eagles Dare and have the real deal.

 

Most who end up with a real mint cond matched original. find another less grade gun to shoot later as they care not to shoot the best one.And the days of having ten MP-40's lined up in a rack are long gone.very few today can say that since you might be looking at $250 g just sitting there.90% of class 3 owners today don't have that luxury. sure there is a few exceptions.

 You are one of the lucky few.So enjoy it as i know you will. And hope you have decades left to enjoy it.

 

Not everyday we can enjoy that history but when it presents itself take the leap.RON K.  


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 04:49 PM


It was a very good idea to grab some mags for the gun. Anything you can buy for around $100 is a good deal I think because without the mags you have a really cool paperweight. What other parts did you buy? The sling looks pretty salty. I am going to say that it is a good one. The refinish on that thing is really nice. It shines like a diamond in a goat's ass. Your 122 40 lower is very early production (1st series). I am lucky enough to own a 122 40 gun also and mine is 2460a (2nd series). Your lower came off of an MP38/40 transitional gun. The original receiver had a claw style cocking handle and the unmodified receiver (no front safety notch cut in receiver). It also had a square hook front site as well as an aluminum resting bar. How was the Creek?


The Creek was good. Pretty much the same as always. No more Sunday though, they end it on Saturday night now. I got the mags for $90 each from Folke, they were good condition but not excellent. I also grabbed a spare firing pin, ejector, and extractor.

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#26 Dtu2179

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 05:03 PM

It was a very good idea to grab some mags for the gun. Anything you can buy for around $100 is a good deal I think because without the mags you have a really cool paperweight. What other parts did you buy? The sling looks pretty salty. I am going to say that it is a good one. The refinish on that thing is really nice. It shines like a diamond in a goat's ass. Your 122 40 lower is very early production (1st series). I am lucky enough to own a 122 40 gun also and mine is 2460a (2nd series). Your lower came off of an MP38/40 transitional gun. The original receiver had a claw style cocking handle and the unmodified receiver (no front safety notch cut in receiver). It also had a square hook front site as well as an aluminum resting bar. How was the Creek?


Also, thanks for the info on the lower that is very interesting. Did most of the mismatching occur during recent time or did this take place at all during war time?
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#27 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 06 November 2019 - 07:55 PM

Sure no probelm. My guess is that a lot of mismatching happened during the war. Parts would wear out and they would simply cannibalize other guns to make one functioning gun. This was either done in the field or some guns were sent back to the factory to be refurbished. My shooter gun has a mismatched slab side magwell on it eventhough the magwell should be ribbed. Sometimes parts just got damaged in the field I guess. Do you have a mag loader? I have an extra one advertised over on the sturmgewehr website. If you might be interested, let me know. I think you got a good deal on your mags at the Creek. $90 is a really good price. It was also a good idea to pick up a firing pin, ejector and extractor.


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Posted 07 November 2019 - 06:40 PM

Thats kind of what I figured. I guess I understand miss matched parts on a tube gun, but on a C&R with the main drivetrain matching didnt make sense to me other than maybe something got bent or broken and they had to go back to the depot to be repaired. I grabbed two loaders at KC, one repro and one original. Also grabbed a repro mag pouch set.
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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:48 AM

MP40 mismatching didn't much happen during German service. This one, while nice looking, is a mismatched parts kit assembled post war. German troops were trained to keep serial numbered items together, and they did. There were armorer's spare parts, which were generally not serial numbered.

 

The MP40 was designed to be cheap to make and replace. They didn't undergo depot repairs as 98Ks did. If they did, no one's reported the presence of the markings usually associated with German small arms depot repairs. If damaged, MP40s were just thrown away and replaced.

 

I agree that refinishing sometimes does little harm. The damage comes from over buffing. There are artists on these boards who can do a fabulous refinishing job without damaging the original markings. PK is certainly one. I've been on the fence about having this done with my all matching bnz 41 MP40. The finish is almost completely gone, but it's original. These guns were hot blued, which was not a durable finish. Any MP40 that saw actual service use is in the same condition. From close up my gun looks like a bit of a beater, but it's never been disassembled past field strip, and the bore and internals are perfect. The matching bolt glides like butter. 


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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:23 PM

Could you please explain further since this is a C&R gun with the barrel, nut and receiver matching... it is Not a tube gun.
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Posted 10 November 2019 - 01:24 PM

Could you please explain further since this is a C&R gun with the barrel, nut and receiver matching... it is Not a tube gun.
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