Welcome to the one and only website that is solely dedicated to the german Maschinenpistole mp40. This site’s purpose is to gather and spread information about this famous worldwar 2 submachinegun as well as get in contact with mp40 collectors and enthousiastics.
I have tried to be as careful as possible in writing down the information although I know a lot of information is still missing. If however you feel I’m giving the wrong information or if you have additional information please drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add or correct it. Any new information or photo's are very welcome as well off course! Although I enjoy investigating everything related to the mp40, I want to clearly state that I don't want to glorify war or the political system that developed these weapons in any way. Also I want to mention that owning and collecting these guns is subject to local laws and regulations.
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Below is where I will put any new information relating to the MP38/40/41 that I read on the web or hear from other enthousiastics. If you have anything interesting please let me know at
14-1-2017; I'm selling of some items of my personal collection. One of the items is a rare hunged muzzle cap (Mundungsschöner) This is a 100% original and not one of the French copies that are sold on e-bay and e-gun these days............. Also a friend of mine is selling his 6 cell vehicle pouch. Furthermore you might be interested in the Olive green pouch set from Ernst Melzig Lederware (clg-43)
23-12-2016: Very recently a new book about the MP38 and MP40, "The Schmeisser Myth" had been published with Collectors grade Publishing. Writer is Helebrant Martin. He has done a great job in my opinion! My compliments! Martin and Blake (from collectors grade) have given me the opportunity to write 2 chapters for this book which I was very honoured to do off course! Also a MUST HAVE if you are interested in the interbellum MP's. Please order the book at Collectors Grade Publications:
17-4-2015: I have sold my pouch sets in 2 days!!!! Here is another rare MP40 pouch set made by Steyr-Daimler-Puch (bnz). Yes, apart from MP40's they also produced pouches for a short while. Probably by a subcontractor. Price €1.550,-. I can provide more photo's if you want. please send me an e-mail at email@example.com
. Also some other pouches, a Hinged muzzle cap for the MP38 and early MP40 and a rare D167/2 parts manual. Please let me know if you want to see any additional photos firstname.lastname@example.org.
28-3-2016: one of the rarest accessories of the MP40 is the Wintertrigger. Some additional information taken from the D167/3 and Heeresmitteilungen have been added to the winter trigger page. There is even a note on how to make a repair if one of the legs of the wintertrigger is broken.
28-3-2016: Part of the chapter (I describe below) consisted out of a few paragraphs about the "civilian"MP40 manuals. I Have added this as well now.
21-2-2016: In 2011 I was asked to write a chapter about the MP38 and MP40 manuals. This was originally intended for a new MP40 book that unfortunately is no longer going to be published. The first page about MP40 manuals contained a lot of mistakeson the website but this new page covers in detail all known MP38 and MP40 manuals.
20-2-2016: Some new items for sale or trade. Please check if you have a pouch that matches one of these single ones. Maybe we can make a deal. To the right a clg 43 (Ernst Melzig Lederwaren) left pouch for the MP40 in olive green.