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WTS: PPSH-41 C&R SOLD

Location: Nashville, TN

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cnnFhP8Azdu-B_wgLcLsrIDooSSwQzWVOU3GTO7zWWII PPSH-41 7.62 Submachine gun. C&R eligible. Original worn finish.

This gun was captured in Korea. The story was that a North Korean was charging towards a American position holding this gun. He was holding the gun up when the GIs opened up. They saw him fall down and went out later at night to investigate. The North Korean had been hit in the side of the head and killed. The only way, they concluded, that he could have been shot in the side of the head was a ricochet off of the PPSH. You can see the damage to the gun in the pictures (does not effect function). That is the story that was told to me by the 2nd owner of the gun. He got it directly from the vet and registered it in the amnesty.

Comes with 6 30rd magazines and 2 drums and sling.

I am listing part of a collection of registered machine guns for a friend. Contact me Robert 615-418-2073 or tranham@hotmail.com

$17,500 now sold

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From Wikipedia

“The PPSh-41 (pistolet-pulemyot Shpagina; Russian: Пистолет-пулемёт Шпагина; "Shpagin machine pistol"); is a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgi Shpagin as a cheap, simplified alternative to the PPD-40. Common nicknames are "pe-pe-sha" from its three-letter prefix and "papasha" (Russian: папаша), meaning "daddy".

 

The PPSh is a magazine-fed selective fire submachine gun using an open-bolt, blowback action. Made largely of stamped steel, it can be loaded with either a box or drum magazine, and fires the 7.62×25mm Tokarev pistol round.

 

The PPSh saw extensive combat use during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the major infantry weapons of the Soviet Armed Forces during World War II. Around six million PPSh-41s were manufactured.

After the Second World War, the PPSh was supplied in large quantities to Soviet client states and Communist guerrilla forces. The Korean People's Army (KPA) and the Chinese People's Volunteer Army (PVA) fighting in Korea received massive numbers of the PPSh-41, in addition to the North Korean Type 49 and the Chinese Type 50, which were licensed copies of the PPSh-41 with small mechanical revisions. The weapon was widely used during the Korean War.

 

Though relatively inaccurate, the Chinese PPSh has a high rate of fire and was well-suited to the close-range firefights that typically occurred in that conflict, especially at night.[16] United Nations forces in defensive outposts or on patrol often had trouble returning a sufficient volume of fire when attacked by companies of infantry armed with the PPSh. Some U.S. infantry officers ranked the PPSh as the best combat weapon of the war: while lacking the accuracy of the U.S. M1 Garand and M1 carbine, it provided more firepower at short distances.[16] As infantry Captain (later General) Hal Moore, stated: "on full automatic it sprayed a lot of bullets and most of the killing in Korea was done at very close ranges and it was done quickly – a matter of who responded faster. In situations like that it outclassed and outgunned what we had. A close-in patrol fight was over very quickly and usually we lost because of it."[16] Other U.S. servicemen, however, felt that their M2 carbines were superior to the PPSh-41 at the typical engagement range of 100–150 meters”

 

 

 

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