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    Default New Toy Arrived today

    After almost a year waiting for ATF to approve, it got here today. I really like it because its matching, has a low serial number that puts production in 1918 during the war, and no "1920" stamp that makes me believe someone hid this at home until the 30's when the Germans repudiated the Treaty of Versailles. Theory behind its development was that elite soldiers would follow up a concentrated gas and smoke barrage with an immediate attack on a small portion of the trench front, armed with these, "light" 08/15's in the carry mode, and tons of grenades. Supposedly this firestorm would drive the Allies from their line and once the hole was made, the attack would be followed up with a reinforced assault from regular troops. In practice, the assault portion mostly worked, but the Germans never had enough available manpower to follow up effectively and most breaches were resealed.
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    Here are the pictures
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    Beautiful, 1st gen SMG. Congrats. Pic stickied for reference. Further detail pics are welcome of the numbering.

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    More pics, 2nd batch
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    3rd batch of pictures
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    last ones...now I need to go to the range!
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    killer mp18.. I have handled and shot one of these years back at a reenactment. Very well made smg. Love it !! congrats.

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    It looks great. Is a year wait normal?

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    Love it pictures of the SMG are great too enjoy this piece buddy
    "Don't use your musket if you can kill 'em with your hatchet"

    Major Robert Rogers 1757 Founder of the U.S Army Rangers

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    Nicest MP.18 I've seen matching. I'd worry slightly about shooting it. I've ringed a barrel on a shooter mm MP.40. It would've been horrible had that happened on a matching piece. Beautiful piece, thanks for posting it.

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