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SN 144. Cal. 9MM. Bbl 13″. Extremely rare and sought after ZK-383 sub-machine gun manufactured by Waffenwerke Brunn which was the German name for the Czech government firearms works while under German occupation. This weapon shows the highest standards of fit and finish. Close examination reveals that the perforations in the bbl shroud were cut by hand. This design is very unusual in that the rate of fire may be adjusted by inserting or removing a weight which fits in to a recess in the bolt. Still more interesting, is the fact that although this is a sub-machine gun it features a quick change bbl. All one has to do is pull back a heavily springed catch near the muzzle and the sight and bbl assembly are rotated to one side and then withdrawn. Additionally, this weapon design incorporates a bi-pod which folds neatly into a recess in the forend. This is a select fire weapon which accepts a 30 rnd box magazine of which 2 are included. Also included is a complete parts kit which the consignor had the forethought to purchase years ago when they were available. Consignor states he acquired this weapon from a U.S. veteran who brought it back. This is a very early specimen as indicated by the SN and the fact that the only manufacturers markings are found on the top of the magazine housing, “WAFFENWERKE BRUNN / AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT”. Firing mechanism moves smoothly when operated by hand. This weapon appears fully functional. CONDITION: Near excellent. Orig lustrous blue finish with some slight loss at the muzzle and thinning in a couple of places. Buttplate which opens to reveal mainspring has less finish and has thinned to a grey patina. Buttstock and forearm has several small gouges, some bruises and light handling marks, but none of this detracts from the extremely attractive appearance of this exceedingly finely made sub-machine gun. The included parts kit is tastefully saw cut and in very good condition. The bore and bolt of both gun and parts kit are near excellent. This is a National Firearms Act item and requires BATF approval prior to transfer. This item is fully transferable on an ATF Form 3 or a Form 4. This is an outstanding find for even the most advanced NFA machine gun collector and would be a showpiece in any WWII German machine gun collection. If there is another C & R specimen out there in this kind of condition, or in any condition for that matter, this cataloger would love to hear about it. 49952-1 JWK16 C&R (25,000-35,000) – Lot 2687

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Auction: Firearms - March 2016
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