8/12/21 - This is a very close copy of the Smith & Wesson M76 submachine gun chambered in .45 ACP manufactured by John R. Stemple in Groveport, Ohio. Stemple guns were intended mostly for the private US market, and many (about half of the total of 2,000 made and registered prior to 1986 ban) were sold not as complete guns but rather as stripped receivers, so purchasers were able to build their own legal full-automatic guns according to their own tastes and budgets. Similar in design the British STEN and Swedish M-45 submachine guns. It is a blowback operated SMG with a round sheet metal tube receiver, machined bolt, fixed firing pin, and the barrel held in place via a perforated barrel jacket/barrel nut. This design is very convenient as the barrel jacket can be unscrewed so that you can quickly replace the barrel or even change it to another caliber. The magazine housing is marked "M76/45 JOHN R. STEMPLE/GROVEPORT OH./SN1081". Fixed front and rear sights, with a rubber covered folding wire frame type stock. It only has a notch/cutout on the right side of the receiver tube that acts as a safety to hold back the bolt handle. Includes two phoshpated stick mags. Excellent finish throughout. Strong, shiny bore. Fully transferable.