"GERMAN MP43 ASSAULT RIFLE. SN 6869L. Cal. 7.92. Listed manufacturer Merz BRO. Frankfurt AM main, Germany, Eisenbacher, Karosseriefabrik, Assmann, GMBH, Eisernbach Germany. A significant rifle in the history of current military small arms, the MP43 represented the first time a select fire assault rifle was chambered for an intermediate size cartridge in large quantities. This MP43 has 16-1/4" bbl complete with threaded muzzle protector and metal forearm. Stamped sheet metal receiver with blued finish and functioning dust cover. Front sight hooded post drift adjustable for windage. Rear sight tangent adjustable for elevation(from 100-800 meters.) 2 wooden pistol grip panels, and corresponding wooden stock which has the appearance of attaching in a similar manner to modern HK style rifles. Stock has trap door on top for access for included oil bottle, dated 1938. Receiver has Waffenampts and several other proof marks. Several smaller numbered parts match number on receiver. Complete with one magazine and leather sling. PROVENANCE: Stern Collection. CONDITION: Good. Gun shows lots of wear on orig. finish. Appears to have developed a slight patina on some components. Mechanism functions well in safe, semi, and full when cycled by hand. Rear stock has a hair line 2-1/2" crack on left hand side behind receiver, and 5" hair line crack on right side behind receiver. Screw holding pistol grip panels does not appear to be original as it protrudes through right side a short amount. Bore looks good with sharp rifling. 4-34669 JZ34 (18,000-22,000)"
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