Ultra desirable and scarce German WWII Sturmgewehr (Assault Rifle) Machine Gun aka MP-44 or MP-43 chambered in 7.92×33 (8mm Kurz or 7.9mm Kurz). Based on the serial number (written on NFA form as “4745” ) this an early 1945 gun. Bolt, gas rod, stock and several other parts have matching “47” stamped to correspond with the serial. This is a CG Haenel gun using typical German subcontracted makers for various parts. The original 1989 NFA paperwork show this as a reactivated registered dewat. More than likely this was a war trophy bring back that was dewat in the 68 amensty and then rewat in 1989. Highly collectible, original and accompanied with all the accessories a serious shooter could ask for. Included with the gun is what appears to be a complete donor gun / parts kit still in cosmoline. A total of 8 original German magazines, 6 of which (30rd capacity) are in mag pouches, the other two are in with the donor gun. 810 rounds of original German ammo marked as 1944 /1945 manufacture from various German small arms factories. 315 rds of swiss made ammo in original cartons. This is a NFA item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable to an individual on an ATF Form 3 or Form 4. It is a Curio & Relic and direct ship to C&R FFL holders post NFA paperwork.
Condition: Overall appearance and condition is good for typical war used bring back. Patina and finish is evenly worn and a mix of thin bluing and bronze. Stock is free of cracks however the grips have wear, warping and dings… none of which worsened when fired. We test fired and the gun performed well with the swiss steel cased ammo. Function is smooth, bore is sharp. 6 Magazines are >90% bluing with the other 2 in various condition.