Denix Replica, Non-Firing, M3 GREASE GUN SMG made of metal, with simulated mechanism for loading and firing, mobile safe cover, removable magazine and retractable stock with double position. This replica with collapsible wire stock is scarce, as all the shipments coming into Australia come without the stock, we had to get the stock manufactured at great cost, hence the extra price.
The M3 was an automatic sub machine gun designed in 1941 by George Hyde, an experienced gunsmith in the German army during the First World War and who in 1927 emigrated to the USA. The weapon was commissioned by the USA Army because of the effectiveness of the European sub machine guns such as the German MP, or the British Sten, and also because of the production and cost problems of the Thompson M1928A1.
They are classed as collector items, for display, replicas are not authentic or real. They cannot be turned into real weapons or firearms as they cannot be fired or discharged.