Finnish M/31 Suomi SMG, with muzzle brake, deactivated
Alright you foreigners, listen up. In Finland we
know knew how to make guns. When you can't calculate material strengths, you gotta make it over the top. Besides if it's heavy as hell, it'll kick less and work well as a club. Got it? This thing was great in its time and was made in too little numbers. The SJR (muzzle brake) model was the later edition which saw service starting from the the Continuation War.
Please note, these are only sold domestically, NOT shipped abroad. Domestically these are sent via Matkahuolto company, because the Finnish national Postal service refuses to ship them.
Made extremely well of good materials, the Suomi SMG became a strong symbol of wartime Finland. Of course as these were made to last, they also saw service for a long long time and kept in the inventory until 1990's. From the bitter experiences against this weapon the engineers of the Soviet Union came up with the PPSh-41 and PPS-43.
These are deactivated to the new specs: the barrel is thoroughly perforated and blocked, the bolt is smoothed out to 45 degree angle, welded shut and the firing pin removed (bolt pull still works), and the magazine is permanently welded to the receiver behind the catch. Moreover the whole inside mechanism is welded shut too, so the trigger does not move either.
With the SMG you get a deactivation certificate with matching serial number to the one found on the receiver.
These are assembled from various parts, so the numbers of each tidbit might not match.
Finnish M/31 Suomi SMG manual
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Military equipment is traditionally excellent stuff; it combines durability with very affordable prices. Army surplus finds its way to the civilian market in the following way: the armed forces of one country or other decides to get rid of big batches of perfectly serviceable gear due to cuts in military budgets, said gear becoming obsolete or redundant or some other similar reason. Some of this stuff then finds its way to our storehouse, sometimes directly, sometimes through a third party. Every once in a while we even get random batches of collectibles and rarities from obscure corners of the world.