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Old 01-02-2010, 12:58 PM
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Does anybody know if there are any reproductions of this gun? Semi Auto of coarse. Be nice for a California Legal one. I tried looking around and there were some made by a Company called Valkyrie Arms but I believe there out of business, and you can still find some of there guns on Gun Broker every know and again but I'm not sure if there California legal.

Well thanks for any help. Figured it was a long shot, but worth to ask. haha

-Thanks for anybody with info. Or anybody who spams the thread.

You naughty Spammers! lol.
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As cool as those are, an MP40 would be soooo much cooler!
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I have seen one on Shotgun News not long ago.
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How long would that weapon be with the stock extended???
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With 16" barrel, and stock retracted, it should be at least 30".
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Greasers are COOL!!!
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Isnt it an open bolt though?
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Open bolt and barrel's too small. I shot these at SWCS - they are a giant POS
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As cool as those are, an MP40 would be soooo much cooler!
True but I know you can get an MP40, pretty sure of it. But I've always liked the Grease Guns.


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Open bolt and barrel's too small. I shot these at SWCS - they are a giant POS
Awesome POS. I still want one. no matter how bad you bash on it.
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Have a friend that has 2 Grease Guns. Get to shoot them and other class 3 guns A couple times a year.
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Have a friend that has 2 Grease Guns. Get to shoot them and other class 3 guns A couple times a year.
Lucky jerk. I hate you!! haha not really but still. Dam lucky.
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I don't think the grease guns were known for quality. Rather have a thompson.
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I just really like how they look and ever since I was little this was my favorite gun. Just something I really like. Can't explain it. I won't lie I want a Thompson too and I no you can get those California legal. Just wasn't sure about the M3 Grease Gun.
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for what they are, they are remarkable- like the STEN, they originally cost less than 20 bucks to make. They are open bolt though, and the stock would have to be fixed as a pistol to be legal as a non SBR or AOW. A long barrel would totally mess the look up on it.

I had the great pleasure of using one with an original OSS suppressor- it was quite excellent.
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Don't matter to me if it would be considered a pistol. haha. Just as long as I could get one haha. Wouldn't bother me if the stock was fixed either. A long barrel would ruin it. hmmm.
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I don't think the grease guns were known for quality. Rather have a thompson.
Naw, they are one step above a STEN in terms of quality. But they were roughly 1/10th the time and cost of a Thompson to produce, could be manufactured in a garage if need be, and they worked. If you need to arm a lot of troops quickly and on the cheap, a stamped SMG is unbeatable. There's also the side benefit that an untrained individual, such as a conscript or resistance fighter, can be pretty effective with an SMG <100yds, whereas they might be worthless with a rifle at any range.

I think the "war-expedient" weapons are very historically interesting. They reflect a time of desperation, when fascist world domination was a very real possibility and the free world found itself clinging to every inch of ground.
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Open bolt and barrel's too small. I shot these at SWCS - they are a giant POS
They did what they were designed to do during WW2.

I'm not sure what the M1 tanks carry these days for personal weapons but we had 2 of them on the each M60A3 tank along with each crew members 1911 when I was in. They were dragged to every field problem and beat up by people who didn't give a crap.
Yeah, they weren't very accurate due to the abuse they had seen over the years. When we did get to take them to the range they went bang and spit a bullet in the direction they were aimed. Can't ask for much more than that from something that was made for less than 20 bucks and twice as old as I was at the time.
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The first semi-auto M3 clones were manufactured by Broadhead Armoury.

They were not 100% reliable.

I believe that the no-good place up North (that we do not discuss) marketed M3 clones, but like many of their products, they took deposits but didn't deliver.
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So I'm just guessing thats basically a no then. haha.
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Seems like there is none. Maybe a market opportunity for someone to come in and make one?

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I believe I read an article in Small Arms Review OR a thread on WeaponsGuild.com that a company is planning on making them again in a semi-auto, closed-bolt version.

I have a M3 that I enjoy and out of the thousands of rounds I put through it, it has never jammed on me. This is the same "grease gun" that I let all the Calgunners use who made it out here for our New Years Day Shoot.




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In a free state about how much does a NFA reg'd M3 sell for?
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Semi-auto Grease Gun M3 kits coming soon.

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All those look nice but I think I'd prefer playing with that MP-40 over the M3.
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All those look nice but I think I'd prefer playing with that MP-40 over the M3.
Me too! But I would play with any of them!
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Semi-auto Grease Gun M3 kits coming soon.

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I wonder how much the flats and kits will be. I bet they'll be expensive..
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They did what they were designed to do during WW2.

I'm not sure what the M1 tanks carry these days for personal weapons but we had 2 of them on the each M60A3 tank along with each crew members 1911 when I was in. They were dragged to every field problem and beat up by people who didn't give a crap.
Yeah, they weren't very accurate due to the abuse they had seen over the years. When we did get to take them to the range they went bang and spit a bullet in the direction they were aimed. Can't ask for much more than that from something that was made for less than 20 bucks and twice as old as I was at the time.
Same here. Many found memories of spitting .45ACP down range, one thirty round mag at a time.
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Damn that takes me back - the M3 was the standard issue rifle for the M60 series tank - got to shoot it a couple of times, before we converted to the M1 series tank which used the M4 before it was the M4

Alot of fun shooting .45 but rocked alot in your hands

One of the most simplistic gun designs I've ever come across.
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Ron, those are nice. I've shot versions of the above, three SMGs. My favorite was the MP40, but the Grease Gun was a close second. I grew up watching "Combat!" and always wanted a Thompson, but after shooting one, I prefer the "ugly" M3.
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In a free state about how much does a NFA reg'd M3 sell for?
About 12k these days.
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I had a select fire Reising that was far superior and less money at the time. 375.00 + the Class 3 stamp, I think it was under 650 all together in 1982.
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Semi-auto Grease Gun M3 kits coming soon.

http://www.prexis.com/Merchant2/merc...egory_Code=NEW
Awesome but I bet they will be expensive and I don't no crap about wielding.
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