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    Default MP40 barrel proof identification

    I recently bought a MP38/40 from Morphy auction house, its a Inland tube gun.
    they say the front site an barrel are from a MP38 an the rest of the gun minus the receiver are from a MP40.
    There are three Proof marks on the barrel, the first one I recognize a military acceptance proof.
    The bottom one I have found some information on, but still not Sure.
    The middle stamp, I haven,t found anything on.
    Anyone input would be Appreciated.

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    The circle with the W is stamped in barrels made by Steyr during WW2, it’s a company logo for the barrel works. The StG stands for Steirische Gußstahlwerke AG, the barrel blank provider.


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    First Thank you ,for your Help with this question.
    There,s No other markings on the Barrel.
    My thought is , Its a Military proof replacement barrel.
    Do you feel that could be correct.

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    It’s possible, If it doesn’t have a serial on it that matches the front sight then it probably is. A lot of these were reworked I think, I had a matching kit that was heavily reworked.


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    If you don't mind sharing what was the sale price? Wondering how tube guns are doing price wise.
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    If that barrel left a factory mated to a MP.38/40 it would be stamped with the serial number and letter suffix of the weapon. The barrel was inspected by Steyr. It could have been an armorer replacement. Had it been replaced I believe it would have been numbered to the MP by the armorer / waffenmeister. The barrels and front and rear sights were numbered for a reason. Congrats in any event, MP.40s are quite cool and fun.
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    Default Mp38/40 barrel proof identification

    I got my Gun threw Morphy Gun Auctions.
    April 24-25. Lot #1002
    Total Price including Buyers Premium $13,200

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    That's a good price, particularly with that MP.38 receiver. Is it a rewatted original MP.38 receiver or a manufactured tube?
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    Default Mp38/40 barrel proof identification

    Unfortunately its a manufactured Inland tube.
    The rest of the Gun is mismatched WW2 Era parts, I believe.
    Its not the C&R I wanted, the price on all matching original is threw the Roof.
    I feel I did pretty good on this one Price wise, I got 7 original magazines plus a loader.

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    You did good, tube guns shoot just as good as originals, and frankly speaking I think the time to buy C&R mg’s has passed. I have an Erb MP40 and nobody that has ever shot it could tell it wasn’t WW2 made.


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