Mp40 winter leaver trigger
to be mounted on the gun to be able to fire with gloves
the last photot is example of a good condition one, the one we sell is a relic
In 1942 a winter trigger (Winterabzug) was developed for the K98 in order for the soldier to keep his gloves on during extreme cold weather. The winter trigger was standard issue for the German sniper. Immediately after developing the winter trigger for the K98 a version for the MP38 and 40 was developed. The design was almost the same but it could not be exchanged. The wintertrigger was an oval sheet-metal box of which one side could be removed. By pressing a small external trigger connected to a lever the “real” trigger was pushed. The winter trigger was made by Allweiler A.G.,Gotthard, Pumpenfabrik, Radolfzell a/Bodensee. The code was “ezd”. As far as I know there are no winter triggers (for the mp40) with different production codes. Apart from the code there is also stamped “MP” which off course stands for Machinenpistole.
The wintertrigger did not fit the MP38 grip without customization. Unlike the MP40, the bakelite foregrip of the MP38 is not shaped to allow a wintertrigger to fit.
In 2007 a batch of winter triggers was found in Finland. They came out of a barn which was put on fire by the germans in order to destroy the military stock. These were offered at e-bay. The winter trigger is a very rare item these days.
credits and more info to https://www.mp40.nl/index.php?page=winter-trigger