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gunner30
August 19, 2014, 20:50
Any word on when these will hit dealers shelves? I keep seeing the ads in Shotgun News. Called my dealer today, he's had no indication from ATI when they will start shipping

Bubacus
August 20, 2014, 21:55
Got an email from ATI saying they were out now...This site has two left as I type:

http://www.weaponhero.com/gsg-mp40-for-sale

https://www.weaponhero.com/product_images/c/945/gsg_mp40_stock_box__40978.jpg

Review from a buyer:


GSG MP40-22 Review!

Posted by Ron Wheeler on 17th Aug 2014

Thought I’d share a quick Review of the New GSG MP40-22.

If any of you have any experience with the GSG STG44, and are happy with it, then you’ll be EXTREMELY HAPPY with the MP40. The MP40’s Build Quality, Size, Weight, and Attention-To-Detail, mirror the STG44’s. I’m a fan of WW-II Guns, and while I’ll never afford a Real STG44 or MP40….. I just don’t have $20K+ hiding in my Piggy Bank….. I’ll own what I CAN afford, and have FUN with them.

Here we go…..

PACKAGING:
As with the STG44, the MP40 comes in a Wooden Crate, made by Amish Carpenters. The MP40’s Crate is about Two-Thirds the size of the STG44’s Crate. The Crate is packed into a Hard Sturdy Cardboard Box, and lined with Cardboard Shims, to keep the Crate centered in the Box.

CONTENTS:
Inside is the MP40 (NOTE: You’ll need to remove the Left Phillips Head Screw on the Left Brace, holding the Mag Well down in the Crate. Once you remove the Screw, just swing the Brace clear of the Mag Well to remove the Gun.). Other contents include:
- 2 22/23-Round Polymer Magazines
- Registration Card
- GSG Accessories Brochure
- GSG Decal
- Owner’s Manual
- Padlock
- Bag of Tools & Spare Front Sights containing, Cleaning Brush, Chamber Safety Flag, 4 Different Size Spare Front Sight Posts, and 3 Different Size Allen Wrenches.

MP40:
While the Original MP40's had the Lower Receiver and Grips covered in Bakelite Plastic, GSG has covered the same areas in Polymer Plastic. The Polymer is good quality, and not the breakable cheap stuff some guns on the market have. The rest of the MP40 is Metal, from what I can determine. I haven't opened it up yet for cleaning, but plan on doing it today. The Folding Stock is Rock-Solid when it's Locked into position, and doesn't Wobble at all.

MAGAZINES:
Mags fit PERFECTLY into the Mag Well. No Wobble, No Loose Fit, and No Gaps! Although the Shot Show hinted that the Mags would be Metal, they are in fact Polymer. However, they are the same type Excellent Quality Polymer Mags, like the GSG-522 uses. Sturdy & Solid! The Print on the Mags show "22" Rounds for a Max Load, but I've put 23 Rounds in the Mags easily. The Full Load of 23 Rounds may/may not hamper loading. I'll try 23 Rounds first at the Range, and if I begin to experience FTL's (Failure To Load), I'll Load further Mags with 22 Rounds. From what I understand, the First Issues of the MP40 will have 2 Mags included in the Crate. Later Orders will come in a Cardboard Box, instead of a Crate, and only have 1 Mag included. Currently, Spare Mags have not arrived in the U.S. as of yet, but are expected within the next month or so.

SAFETY KNOB:
The Safety Knob on the Bottom Rotates to the Left or Counter-Clockwise. (NOTE: The Arrow on the Bottom of the Safety Knob, points to “S” for “SAFE”. When the Gun is on “SAFE”, you can see an “S” on both sides of the Gun, and the Arrows are pointing Left & Right. On the Left and Right of the Arrows, is an “F” for “FIRE”. When the Knob is turned with the Arrows pointing Front to Back, the “F” is visible on both sides of the Gun.)

SIGHTS:
The Rear Sight has Dual Leaf Apertures, with the Forward Leaf in a Fixed Position for Short Range Firing. The Rear Leaf folds Up to Fire Long Distance.

For those of you that get your hands on one, don’t be ticked off at the Build Quality! Remember… the Original MP40’s were Stamped Metal, to cut down on costs and increase a high number of Guns. If it went “BANG”, then it did its job. They were built to be Functional… Not Pretty!

BTW….. I modified my MP40 Repro Case, to allow the Suppressor to go through the bottom of the bag, using my wife’s Seam Ripper, so I wouldn’t tear a hole in the bag. I bought a British Enfield Muzzle Cover to tie over the Suppressor when it’s in the Case, to keep crud out of it at the Range. It has 5 Pouches on the Outside for Mags, and a Smaller Pouch for the Original Mag Loader, that WILL NOT fit our 22 Cal Mags. The Mag Loaders Push-Pin is too wide for the 22’s Follower, and may break the Feed Lips. Use the Slider Button on the Mag to Load it for now, until something comes from the Minds of MagLula! For now, I'm keeping the Tools & Spare Front Sights Goody Bag in there, in case I need to make adjustments at the Range.

I've already had some questions on the MP40, about whether or not it can be Loaded from an Open Bolt, with a Mag Inserted. This is for the States that require a Mag to be Permanently Inserted, and not Removable. With regards to Loading via the Open Bolt with a Mag Inserted, the answer is, "NO"! Unfortunately, I tried this with mine, and the Front of the Feed Lips don't allow clearance for the Round to clear the Breech Face and Feed Lips. The space is too short with the Mag. It would have to be Loaded with a Single Round in the Breech, and Fired One-Shot at a time, like a Bolt Action Rifle.

My first impressions of the MP40 are good. I’m hoping to get it to the Range soon, and throw some Lead out of the Pointy End. If it’s anything like its STG-44 Brother, the MP-40’s gonna be a lot of FUN!

Cheers!

ExCdnSoldierInTx
August 23, 2014, 08:38
I really need to get one of these. i've been waiting a long while for this. A buddy has the MP5, and it's just too "modern" for me :-)

gunner30
August 23, 2014, 19:09
Told my dealer to order an extra one as soon as they are available, and I'll be over to pick it up. These look like a lotta fun

BigBoy1
August 24, 2014, 08:25
Here are some pictures I took of a real MP40 with a suppressor!

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MP401copy_zps0eca0db1.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MP401copy_zps0eca0db1.jpg.html)

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t308/i422twains/MP402copy_zps7c41d0bd.jpg (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/i422twains/media/MP402copy_zps7c41d0bd.jpg.html)

The suppressor was a copy of the suppressor used on the M3 Grease Gun.

Bubacus
August 24, 2014, 20:59
With a suppressor in action:

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johnpeg
August 26, 2014, 07:38
I sent an last night, to German Sport Guns, asking when the firearm will be available, this year or next. I'm hoping for a quick response.

BigBoy1
August 27, 2014, 07:38
Here is an interesting video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TFvecKNp50

TXMoose
August 27, 2014, 19:50
Here is an interesting video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TFvecKNp50

Look like way to much fun

0007
August 30, 2014, 07:39
I sure hope those guys got their paperwork right before pulling the trigger on that conversion...

gunner30
September 01, 2014, 19:36
Got a text from my local shipowner today, there's a 22 cal. mP 40 there, waiting for me. I'll be picking it up tomorrow

gunner30
September 03, 2014, 08:46
Put a couple hundred rounds down range without a hiccup. Fit and finish are awesome and the gun just feels "right". Purchase without hesitation. Can't wait to get back out with it this weekend.