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A Very Rare SS MP 40 machine Gun.

MP 40 Machine Gun BNZ 43 8524K – fully SS Marked.

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Steyr Daimler Puch, A.G. Werk, Steyr, Austria:late code “bnz”
Birmingham Proof House De/Ac. Cert. late 90’s.
SS & Waffen Markings to Front and rear Barrel sections..matching numbers 8524 k and SS markings appropriately spaced with other markings. (i.e. not late addition) all marked at factory.
Rare Mark main body to rear / BNZ 43 8524K and SS Mark in triangle.

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Front barrel / Waffen & Cross swords proof mark & SS

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Marked 524 (the last 3 digets) on bottom barrel protector.
524 to front signt which has the full circular protector over the sight, as well as the Plastic end cap to stop the ingress of water.
524 to rear extending handle on both sides.
Magazine marked MP38U10.

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Original leather strap in fine condition/ cannot find any markings/
Production Figures
A total of 40,576 MP38 submachine guns were produced and 869,792 MP40s.
Branch 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
Army 2,011 5,360 96,396 139,681 152,681 220,572 74,564 189
Air Force 0 0 18,500 96,400 64,300 9,973 6,244 0
Navy 0 0 1,400 3,750 12,500 3,766 2,081 0
SS 5,944
Intelligence 312
Financial Ministry 15

It has been speculated that there may well be less than 200 SS MP 40 Machine Gun/Pistols remaining extant.. due to loss/damage/destroyed.. as these specialist troops were in the end the ones who fought to the death and little remains of their latter history or equipment.