Photo Of The Day and we take a closer look at a rainbow of empty shells of 9×19 mm Parabellum flying out of an old MP 40 submachine gun (short for Maschinenpistole 40). The MP40 was only made as fully automatic, and fires from an open-bolt, with blowback-operation.
The information on Wikipedia about civilian ownership of the MP40 in the United States is quite interesting, you can check it out here.
…a relatively small number of civilian-transferable MP 40 remain in circulation and are valued around $15,000…
I have only tried the .22LR clone made by GSG, a rather unimpressive experience.
Both photos were taken by U.S. Army, K. Kassens.