I have always wanted an MP40 . The problem, of course, is that they cost a King's Ransom. You have to go through the ATF to buy a tax stamp, then you have to find a class III dealer who has one, then you have to pay for it.
I've made a couple of bids , but never even came close to being the successful purchaser. There are too many people out there with deeper pockets.
Now ATI is importing a German reproduction model, a beautiful piece of engineering as all German weapons seem to be. It's semi-auto and chambered for .22 LR. The one you can buy in Germany is pictured above.
But ATF said to bring it into the US they had to lengthen the barrel. So the Germans had to put this bogus, ridiculous fake suppressor on it. That ruined the gun for me. I'd love to have one, but I want the correct version that you can buy in Germany but not here in Obamaland.
Maybe I'll buy the German replica STG44, semi auto in .22 LR, which escaped the obnoxious parasites of the ATF and can be imported in true replica form.