Time is flying. 1935 went by like it wasnt there.
With regard to a policy on arms exports to Spain, why would we place any restrictions on what they can import? Oh, you mean what lets call it non governmental entities can buy? Well, we did a lot of business with Chinese warlords but they were the de facto regional governments at the time. In any case thats history. They arent buying machine carbines any more since we introduced the 1930 pattern.
You are slightly mistaken about the Panzer I. It has always been designed to be armed with a large caliber AT-machine gun. The Germans merely stop purchasing the M1922/29 because their own 13mm AT-MG is finally entering production. Speaking of tanks, Panzers I and II* and Stug II** are all in service and available to us for evaluation
Now to the USA:
Our own business there is doing very well. All these gangster like Bonny and Clyde being disposed of by this or that variant of our machine carbines really got sales going. The overall relative disinterest of Americans in semi automatic rifles is probably a case of people holding their breath. The Savage Model 40 was quite the improvement and commercial success in 1934 but now there are even better ones in sight: Savages M1933 based ones and Remington's commercialized M1 family. The smaller of Winchesters lever delayed varmint guns will could even cut into our M1933 sales but the Chaco War has created so much interest in machine carbines in Central and South America that an overall decline in sales is highly unlikely.
PS: **Wrong Stug number fixed.
Edited by Markus Becker, Yesterday, 10:19 AM.