Mp-38 / 40
Posted 05 August 2003 - 05:58 PM
You were allowed to purchase one of each...so I did.
The MP-38 / 40 was stamped such!
It had the MP40 two piece bolt handle... it was an MP-38, and then afterwards had been stamped "/ 40"
A few years later I sold it to a Class III dealer in Alaska. But again, ARMEX had them advertised as such.
Posted 10 August 2003 - 12:27 AM
Posted 14 November 2003 - 10:56 AM
I purchased one of the Inland Arms MP38's about 4 years ago. It came in with a MP38 tube, but a matching MP40 kit. It ran very poorly. Like yours, it was registered as a MP38. A friend helped me find a m/m MP38 kit which I swapped out on the tube. Surprisingly, it runs like a sewing machine on the MP38 kit. It's a sweet, very uncommon gun.
Posted 24 November 2003 - 09:48 PM
It's interesting about the push-pull bolt and forward safety notch issue on 38's. I've seen pix of supposedly MP38's that have those. I thought that started with the MP40. But, there is likely more to the "real" MP38/40 than I know. We sure have seen them listed both ways (38/40 & 40), for sure. Anybody else have helpful info???
Posted 24 November 2003 - 11:53 PM
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 08:38 AM
I recommend that you get a copy of THE MP38, 40, 40/1 AND 41 SUBMACHINE GUN, by Special Interest Publicaties BV. The book is superbly illustrated and includes a full page picture of a field stripped MP41. There are many differences between the MP40 and MP41; its not just a MP40 on a wood stock. The bolt and recoil spring/ firing pin are probably the only interchangable parts.
The U.S. distributor for this book is Ironside International @ (703) 684- 6111.
Posted 27 November 2003 - 01:49 PM