Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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New for 2021 and not out yet, will be the M3 Grease gun like the M4 Sherman tankers carried. A BB replica like the Umerax Thompson, this Grease gun should retail around $220?? However note there is no charging handle; the guy uses his finger on the bolt. Why? Even the Dendix, non firing replica has a working charging handle?????
see https://www.gunsandammo.com/editorial/u ... ump/388228
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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Or you can get a modern non firing replica like IMA sold at the same price to hang on the wall.
These sold out fast.
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DENIX REPLICA
see video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQN5ynZYvc
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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If you look at an original M3 grease gun you will note both the Denix replica and the Umarex BB version come in a black when originals were painted in an olive drab paint. I am not sure all were painted green. It seems most are in a metal dark color. Maybe a collector can correct and update when they were painted green??
An original green color IMA photo with optional flash suppressor cone ( M9 Flash Hider for an M3 Grease Gun):
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Some history:
https://www.americanrifleman.org/articl ... ease-guns/
https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-h ... rease-gun/

Both replica model's color is non green. Worse, the Umarex does not seem to have the cocking lever on the right side ?? So, I am not sure why. After some research I found out why--read on. :doh:
The M3 was commonly referred to as the "Grease Gun" or simply "the Greaser", owing to its visual similarity to the mechanic's tool. The M3 was intended as a replacement for the Thompson, and began to enter front line service in mid 1944. The M3A1 variant was used in the Korean War and later conflicts.
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There are two Grease Gun versions the early WW II M3 and a later Korean War M3A1. The Umarex bb replica is apparently a M3A1 Version
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It shows a hole in the bolt assembly for cocking the BB gun, not a correct replica's cocking lever for an M3, but correct for a later M3A1 grease gun
The lack of a cocking lever is a real negative if you want a WW II version, plus the incorrect color if most WW II versions were indeed painted green. At least it can be painted and aged if it had a cocking lever. So the Umarex is a Korean War replica M3A1 Grease gun version lacking the cone and correct color. It has the finger hole, larger cover, and longer tab.

The Denix Replica is a correct WW II, non firing version of the M3 grease gun that came out back in June of 2018.
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It too comes in black and needs to be painted, then aged to appear correct. Denis Replicas are made by a Spanish Company that started in 1967 the specializes in non firing, replicas with working actions for historical firearms produced prior to 1982.

see this video There is an M3 and an M3A1 version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8A_ZVeEplw

Shooting an original M3A1; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rKOdiHmKFc

:arrow: :D :clap: A great history and view of both types of Grease guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivr4QdhVtU


MAYBE the UMAREX LEGEND'S BOX will actually call it a M3A1 not the M3 :shhh: :shifty: :snooty: :think:
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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A close up view of the white paint markings. Source
https://www.budk.com/Legends-M3-Grease- ... 15-F-50024
Expected Arrival: 06/06/2021
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original markings below
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And here is an original M9 grease gun flash cone
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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Many many thanks, for the very valuable info.
For my collection
I, plan to get a replica grease gun M3 none firing, w/ working charge handle.
I, would like the Denix made in Spain.
On the color, olive drab first or black.
I, would wait and check ALL this out, on my order.
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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That grease gun always struck me as just too cool! A tad off-topic, maybe, but replica related ... walked into my local ‘toy’ store the other day & picked up a mint Denix replica Schmeisser MP-40 ... for only $40, sweet!

Always had wanted a real one, from WW2 movie’s and reading about & then watching Mike Venturino shoot his.
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Re: Umarex M3 Grease gun replica

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That was a deal, why was it so reasonably priced, one would think $160 or so used. Your lucky find.
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