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Historical_player July 20th, 2011 07:14

MP 18
 
hey,

Anyone know where i could get a Canadian legal MP18 world war 1 gun? probably impossible to find but you never know. Also anyone know anyone who builds custom guns?

R.I.T.Z July 20th, 2011 07:47

build it
there are none in production
most ww1 guns arent made into airsoft.

If you have any more questins on were to buy i'm gonna save you the trouble and tell you we CANNOT tell you were to buy guns as a part of the rules of this site you must be age verified in person. also read some of the material here http://www.airsoftcanada.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21 it will help alot

Styrak July 20th, 2011 10:16

Looks almost like a PPSH though.

BoGrain July 20th, 2011 11:40

The MP18 being made into airsoft are custom made - no major company produce the mp18.

Grudge July 20th, 2011 12:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by Styrak (Post 1504119)
Looks almost like a PPSH though.

If a PPSH and a STEN had a baby!

Start with a STEN and make a custom body and stock based on a PPSH.

BoGrain July 20th, 2011 15:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by multitech (Post 1504174)
If a PPSH and a STEN had a baby!

Start with a STEN and make a custom body and stock based on a PPSH.

Actually, the MP18 is like the grand-daddy of all smgs.

Strelok July 20th, 2011 17:28

Wasnt the Villar perosa the first?

Historical_player July 20th, 2011 18:05

Thanks for the info guys, Ill have to think about making it myself,

Historical_player July 20th, 2011 18:07

MP18 was the first troop carried SMG, there were earlier but never produced in large numbers or used by a military

surebet July 20th, 2011 19:07

WWI guns are few and far between.
Obscure WWI guns are generally custom built.

disasterarea July 20th, 2011 22:42

I might be wrong on this, but I think all you'd really need would be a PPSH, a new barrel shroud, and some sheet metal. What I'm thinking is this (considered it for messing around with a Cybergun Thompson): keep the standard drum mag, but fabricate a new feed system. Rotate the drum 90° clockwise and put a chute on it, shaped to fit the mag well. Only problem would be feeding it to the chamber. Plus, it wouldn't exactly be a perfect reproduction, but it could definitely look close enough.

BoGrain July 21st, 2011 00:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strelok (Post 1504353)
Wasnt the Villar perosa the first?

Technically yes, but it depends on your definition of the first smg - the Villar Perosa was horribly impractical in ground-combat and was originally design as an aircraft light machine gun and it was design to be fired from a stationary position (http://world.guns.ru/smg/it/villar-perosa-e.html). The MP18 is a much more representative early design to what future interwar smgs (the british lancaster, the MP28, the Bergmann MP-35, the Type 100 were all derived from the MP18 design rather than the Villar Perosa)will be based on; hence, it is regarded as the first practical smg.


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