RARE ORIGINAL LEATHER SLING FOR THE FAMOUS

"SCHMEISSER" MP40 SUBMACHINE GUN

A HARD TO FIND PIECE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

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RARE ORIGINAL LEATHER SLING FOR THE FAMOUS

"SCHMEISSER" MP40 SUBMACHINE GUN

A HARD TO FIND PIECE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION

The leather is absolutely smooth with no cracks or other damage. There is no part missing either. A wonderful addition for anyones collection of historic German Third Reich weapons!

The MP40 is descended from the MP36, a select fire prototype made of machined steel, of which few examples remain. The MP36 proto-type was developed independently by Erma prior to the 1938 request from the German government for a new submachinegun which led to the MP38. The MP 38 was a simplification of the MP36, as the MP40 was later a simplification of the MP38, the differences being in cost-saving alterations, especially the use of more pressed rather than machined parts and an improved safety. The changes resulted from experiences with the several thousand MP38s, (in service since 1939), used during the Invasion of Poland. The changes were incorporated into an intermediate version (MP38/40), and then used in the initial MP40 production version. Just over 1 million would be made of all versions in the course of the war. The designer of the MP38/40 was Heinrich Vollmer. The MP40 was often called the Schmeisser by the Allies, after weapons designer Hugo Schmeisser. Although the name was evocative, Hugo Schmeisser himself did not design the MP40, but helped with the design of the MP41, which was effectively a MP40 with an old-fashioned wooden rifle stock, and the Sturmgewehr 44. Also, Schmeisser did not work for Erma, but for Haenel. It is impos-sible to reconstruct how Schmeisser was honored with this legend, but it must have been inspiring for the soldiers: the German slang-word "Schmeisser" describes someone who bashes or throws something inaccurately, but with high force. But Schmeisser did produce the MP40 magazines and his name was engraved on it so this might be the root of this mistake.

A "Gebirgsjäger" (mountain trooper) and his MP40 with correct sling

THIS RARE ORIGINAL LEATHER SLING FOR THE FAMOUS

"SCHMEISSER" MP40 SUBMACHINE GUN

IS OFFERED FOR SALE

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