Heinrich Vollmer (Designer)
Heinrich Vollmer was a designer with the German firm, Erma Werke.
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 11" H x 34" W x 3" D
German MP40 "Maschinenpistole .40" Submachine Gun, .40 caliber.
The Maschinenpistole 40, most commonly known as the MP40, is similar to the Thompson, but it uses a smaller 9mm round. This submachine gun evolved out of the MP38 which was prone to misfirings that had sometimes lethal results. A simple technical innovation to the hammer eliminated the problem, and the MP40 was born. Total production is unknown but it is believed that more that one million of these weapons were produced between 1940 and 1944.