Imagine owning an original MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40) - a submachine gun developed in Germany and used extensively by the Axis powers during the Second World War. Well, not many people can, unless you have $10,000 or more to spend on one, not to mention that even finding one can be next to impossible! Or perhaps a US M1 Garand, which was the standard service rifle of the American Infantry during the same world conflict. Although not as rare as the venerable MP40, finding one in pristine condition will also set you back a bit financially. To round out a trio of iconic firearms, the Russian Mosin-Nagant was a bolt-action rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 that saw service by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. Fortunately for collectors, hobby shooters and history buffs, the Mosin-Nagant can still be acquired in the surplus markets with relative ease and without a second mortgage.
But for those of us who would enjoy a vintage firearm like the MP40 or the M1 Garand, modern-day replicas are available for a fraction of the price. German Sport Guns GmbH manufactures a replica of the MP40, available in .22LR as well as 9mm, that is faithful to the original in nearly every aspect short of actual interchangeability of parts.
Also from German Sport Guns is the StG 44 (abbreviation for Sturmgewehr 44), a German selective-fire combat rifle developed during World War II. While originals are as expensive as they are difficult to acquire, the .22LR modern replica is fun to shoot, steeped in history and affordable as well!
Chiappa, Citadel and Ruger have all brought us affordable .22LR versions of the famous M1 Garand – inexpensive to shoot and reminiscent of the historic carbines our fathers and grandfathers may have used during their service to this nation.
At Metro Pawn & Gun, we enjoy the firearms hobby. If you are into history, be sure to inquire about any type of firearm you may be interested in. We have the ability to procure many brands and models of firearms, and you never know what comes in on pawn or trade either! That is where we actually see some of the most interesting pieces – something that may have been sitting in a closet for decades, and whose owner may have decided to part with it for various reasons.
We accommodate clients ranging from collectors to enthusiasts to casual shooters, and our knowledgeable staff will assist you in selecting the right firearm for your collection. Visit Metro Pawn & Gun to buy, pawn or sell guns of every imaginable type. We are your one stop gun shop in Minneapolis, MN!
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