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sub-machine gun

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  • Other titles
    • MP40 submachine gun (descriptive name)
    • (Schmeisser) MP 38/40 9mm machine pistol
  • Description
    Schmeisser' Model MP 38/40 machine pistol, circa 1940
    38/40 machine pistol or sub-machine gun; 9mm calibre; straight blow-back open bolt action; with magazine; bolt group firing pin has been ground down
    markings:
    serial number near buffer housing (top): 636a
    model reference: MP40 / 660 / 40
    magazine: MP38u40
    military acceptance marks: [eagle] / WaA823 / WaA523
    maker: Erma (Erfurt), circa 1940
  • Place
  • Other Number
    1977.62, 286726, A7008
  • Accession number
    1977.62
  • Accession date
    1977
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Record richness
sub-machine gun, 1977.62, A7008, 286726, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 20 Feb 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, A7008
  • Notes
    Schmeisser' MP 38/40 machine pistol
    The MP 40 was often called the "Schmeisser" by the Allies, after weapons designer Hugo Schmeisser. Schmeisser who had designed the MP 18, the first mass-produced submachine gun. He did not, however, design the MP 40, although he held a patent on the magazine"
    Maker: ERMA: Erfurter Maschinenfabrik, a German weapons manufacturer founded in 1922 by Berthold Geipel. [reference: Wikipedia, May 2010]
  • Event
    1939-1945
    WW2
    World War II
  • Place
  • Date
    1939-1940
    1 January 1939 to 31 December 1940
  • Production
    Unknown (maker)
    ErfurtGermanyEurope
    Circa 1940
    World War 2, wars
  • Signature/marks
    636a & MP38u40 [636/A]  (firearm serial number)
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › steel
    steel
  • Dimensions
    • .2 - magazine width : 37mm
    • .2 - magazine length : 243mm
    • .1 - gun calibre : 9mm
    • .1 - gun height : 286mm
    • .1 - gun width : 55mm
    • .1 - gun length : 535mm
      (barrel)
    • .2 - magazine depth : 40mm
    • .1 - gun length : 836mm
      (overall)
      (overall length: 836mm barrel length: 535mm height: 286mm width: 55mm)
  • Classification
  • Record created
    5 January 2015

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