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#1 mp40

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Posted 25 November 2003 - 09:30 PM

I just discovered this one http://cgi.ebay.com/...1&category=4721

looks pretty scary to me! dewats? Contraband is more like it! dry.gif
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 08:17 AM

When he said "all steel receiver" are you thinking that these aren't solid?
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 08:26 AM

As I understood it the Thompson has no bolt the recever is solid. The Sten's barrel is cut inside and both the sten and MP 40's bolts are welded closed. Would not mind having them on my wall if a friend handed them to me but they look like they come very close to contraband, I wouldn't bid on them.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 08:27 AM

As I understood it the Thompson has no bolt the recever is solid. The Sten's barrel is cut inside and both the sten and MP 40's bolts are welded closed. Would not mind having them on my wall if a friend handed them to me but they look like they come very close to contraband, I wouldn't bid on them.

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Posted 26 November 2003 - 08:24 PM

Sgt, looking at the Thompson, I really can't tell if it is a solid receiver or not, but it looks very suspect...The mp40 looks to have an original receiver tube! you can tell by the early hook-style cocking handle, no replica that i know of has that feature. Also, the magazine housing is also an early piece. Which of course would match the early bolt handle. So, i think that it alone means big trouble to the seller, "welded-up" or not!
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Posted 26 November 2003 - 11:20 PM

MP--
You're probably right; does look a little suspect. I've seen a lot of questionable things go on ebay, like the Thompson's with the bolt cut in half, front part welded, and back part workable. I can see how Joe Blow, on the streets, could easily buy it and never even imagine that anything is wrong.
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Posted 27 November 2003 - 10:24 AM

Speaking of the devil, look what popped up again on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/...8&category=4074
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