Schmeisser Guy

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  1. What to know about mp40s

    Oh, forgot to add.some guys like to collect by maker. The makers were either Steyer (code 660 or bnz), Haenel (code 122 or fxo) or Erma (code 27 or ayf). I prefer the Haenel guns because I think the finish and quality are a bit better than on the other two. The most common seem to be the bnz coded guns. I would try to take a look at as many different makers as you can and see what finish you like if you are looking for an original finish gun. They are great guns and you will have little or no problems with them.
  2. What to know about mp40s

    Well, it all kind of depends on what you want the gun for. Do you want a shooter gun or do you want a collector gun? If you want a shooter gun then you might consider a tube gun made by either Erb or Wilson. I owned an Erb tube gun for almost 20 years. It ran like a raped ape. I traded it off plus some cash for a C&R gun. Honestly, you could NEVER compare the quality of a tube gun to a C&R gun they just don't compare. A C&R gun is superior in quality. If you want to spend the extra money then you might consider a C&R MP40. I would suggest you do this because if you buy a tube gun trust me you WILL want a C&R gun. Very little compares to German quality (well, maybe the Berettas but that is about it in my opinion). If you want a strict collector gun then you will want to look for an all "matching" gun. This simply means that all the parts of the gun are numbered and match like the endcap, trigger guard, stock arms, receiver tube, rear site, bolt, firing pin, recoil spring assembly, sling ring, barrel, front site, resting bar, and mag well. Some even had the Bakelite numbered!!! Also watch out for "forced" matches where someone tried to make a non-matching gun matching. Remember original finish matters. The nicer the finish the more you will pay. Whatever you do just remember to buy it because you like it and not as an investment because if you buy it as an investment you may be sorely disappointed one day very soon. Most guys end up with at least two MP40s. One to look at, fondle and enjoy and the other to look at, fondle, enjoy and shoot. Ask me how I know haha If you need help or have other questions, you are free to PM me. I have studied them about 25 years certainly not an expert but I know enough to be dangerous haha
  3. WTK: Value of WW1 Luger

    Hello, I am thinking about placing an ad to either sell or trade a WW1 Luger that I have. I bought the gun about 15 years ago but don't know too much about it. The guy I bought it from said that it was a Double Date Police Rework. It appears to be all matching except for the mag which is a WW2 fxo coded mag. It is stamped DWM on top and I would say the finish is about 85% or so. The wood grips appear 100% original but they are worn and one panel has a small chip near the bottom. The back of the grip has what looks like the number "11" stamped on it. The bore looks to be in very good condition with strong rifling. I don't know how to post pics but can send them via email or text. Thanks for any information. Take care, Schmeisser Guy
  4. What do you have in German World War Two shells or trench art? Just curious... May be interested.
  5. Next Machine gun, buyers advice please!

    Well, it depends what type of guns you like. Do you like the more modern guns or do you like the more classic guns? I have owned a couple of Macs and I can tell you they are too much fun especially a Mac10/45 with a silencer. You would love it I think. How about a nice Smith and Wesson 76? They are also nice guns. Have you ever thought about the classic subguns? What about a nice MP40? They are a lot of fun, have a low rate of fire, have very little recoil. The downside is that parts are expensive but it is my Dream Subgun. What about a nice Beretta 38/42? Believe me, I loves me my German guns but those Italians really know how to make firearms. The workmanship of a Beretta is unsurpassed. Well, I hope I gave you something to think about. Take care, Schmeisser Guy
  6. I have for trade or for sale a very nice MP40 mag loader coded kur 43 (late war Steyr). This has about 80 to 85% original finish left. I found an earlier loader so this one is for trade or sale and works perfect. I would be interested in a trade for either a nice MP40 mag (ribbed variety) or a 1941 or 1942 dated mag loader. I would rather trade but I would consider selling for $140 post paid or best offer. I can send pics to interested parties. Email or text (307) 670-3039. Thanks for taking a look at my ad.
  7. I have to agree with MIke too. I think in any collector market be it guns, coins, collector cars, art, jewelry, etc. top quality almost always brings top dollar. Why? Because quality NEVER goes out of style. If it is top quality today it is top quality ten or 20 years from now. Junk is always junk. Collectors always gravitate to the best just like Mike has done in his collection. My dad told me to always buy the best I could afford and to stay away from junk. I also think even at the top levels of the collector market there are deals to be had. A case in point was the very rare MP40/1 at the Morphy auction last week. It went for a very "modest" $104,000. Now some people may say, "but that is crazy for an MP40." However, when you look at it rarity wise, I think it is far, far rarer than an FG42. How many MP40/1's are in the registry? Perhaps three or MAYBE four? How many FG42's are there in the registry? I have no idea but I would guess maybe 50 perhaps? Making the MP40/1 a screaming deal. The only thing with an auction is you don't know how much the top bidder was willing to go so if someone may have jumped in at the last minute it may have have gone much much higher. We will never know.
  8. WTT Hank Williams Jr. MP40

    Hello, I have for trade the one and only MP40 that Country Music Legend Hank Williams Jr. registered in the November 1968 Amnesty. Comes with a copy of the original paperwork. This gun is coded ayf43 and is a mismatched, reblued, shooter grade gun with a cool story. Gun came back a short while ago from Bubba Naess at Black River Militaria in Vermont. He worked on the gun for the last year and it shoots like new. It is a mainly matching gun with the following parts matching: endcap, trigger guard, stock, receiver tube, rear site, firing pin. Mismatched are bolt (original), slab side magwell (original), barrel (postwar), barrel nut (postwar???), cocking handle sleeve (postwar). The gun is on a Form 4 in the Forever West State of Wyoming. If you might be interested in this gun, then I suggest you come to see it in person. I am a short flight from Denver, CO about a 45 minute flight. The gun is not for sale as it is my shooter gun but would be willing to trade to help complete my code collection. What I want in trade: I am looking for a shooter grade C&R MP40. Finish is not important to me as long as the gun runs good. However, I am looking for specific codes. The codes I am mainly interested in are in this order: fxo41, fxo42, bnz41, bnz42, or bnz43 only. I would not be interested in other codes like 27, 122 or 660. May consider a rewat or a possible dewat. Your gun must have the ribbed magwell, push button cocking handle, and the six sided barrel nut. Email is or call or text (307) 670-3039. I am stone cold retarded when it comes to posting pics but I can send them to your email or phone. Just let me know and I will send them to you. Thank you for taking the time to read my ad. Schmeisser Guy
  9. Hello, I have for sale one MP38 magazine, one MP41 magazine and four MP40 magazines. These magazines have all been fit and function tested and work perfect. I have tried them in a Haenel and Erma manufactured guns. I don't know how to post pics but can send them to your email or phone. Just let me know what you want to see and I will get them to you. 1) MP40 98E41 (Steyr) slab side WaA 815 few micro dings marked 1 and B near bottom nice finish 95%+ $95 shipped or best offer 2) MP41 WaA 37 small ding near front finish 90%++ $88 shipped or best offer 3) MP40 ayf 4 WaA 280 couple micro dings finish 40% $75 shipped or best offer 4) MP40 kur 43 WaA 815 pretty minty $110 shipped or best offer 5) MP38 98E40 WaA815 minty finish 95%++ slab side $195 shipped or best offer 6) MP40 ayf 41 WaA 280 slab side couple micro dings some pitting near top front finish 95%++ $89 shipped or best offer Take them all for $640 shipped. My email is or call or text (307)670-3039 Robert
  10. Is there really only 179,000 or so transferable’s

    I would say that if I had to take a guess I would say there are between 30,000 to 50,000 registered owners.
  11. Hello, I have for trade one very rare MP38 magazine. It is very minty and marked 98E 40 plus a double Waffenampt 812 underneath the 98E mark. It is an old style slab side variety. I am looking for either a rare code nice condition MP40 mag or a nice condition MP40 mag loader coded either 40, 41, or 42 no 43 please. I can send pics to interested parties. Email or call or text (307) 670-3039.
  12. MK 760

    I am happy that you got a good one and not a lemon like me and a bunch of others got. My serial number was S456. Is yours an S, C or P prefix? Just curious....
  13. I bought too many MP41 mags so I am thinning out part of my herd. These two look to be NOS with VERY little use both marked MP41 and one is marked with Waffenampt 37. Asking $175 shipping included or best offer. Personal check or money order only. Email or text (307)670-3039. I can send pics to interested buyers. Take care, Schmeisser Guy
  14. Is there really only 179,000 or so transferable’s

    I think what you mean are Pre-Samples. Those are guns that ONLY Class 3 dealers can possess. Pretty sure they can keep them once their license expires. They are not for mere mortals like you or I. What you want to look for is something that is fully transferable. Those unfortunately are the most expensive. And remember buy what you like because you like it because if you are buying it as an investment you will be sorely disappointed.