Sten Mark 1 Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.26kg Length 895mm Barrel Length 196mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Cyclic Rate 550 rounds/minute Effective Range 70 meters In Production 1941-1942 Country of Origin Great Britain   Although the ‘en’ in StenRead More →

MAS 38 MAS 38, left and right views Type Submachine Gun Weight 2.87kg Length 635mm Barrel Length 222.25mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 7.65mm Long Muzzle Velocity 350 m/s Cyclic Rate 600 rounds/minute In Production 1938-1946 Country of Origin France Despite its odd, ‘downhill’ appearance createdRead More →

M3 ‘Grease Gun’, U.S. Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.696kg Length, stock extended 74.5cm Length, stock retracted 57.0cm Barrel Length 20.32cm Rifling 4 grooves, RH twist Cyclic Rate 450 rounds/minute Caliber .45ACP In Production 1942-1944 Effective Range 50 meters Country of Origin United States Cheap, ugly and efficient, the M3 submachineRead More →

Beretta Model 1938A    Type Submachine Gun Barrel Length 31.49cm Magazine Capacity 10-, 20-, 30, or 40-rounds Cyclic Rate 600 rounds/minute Caliber 9mm Parabellum Country of Origin Italy   In 1938, Italy officially adopted a submachine gun that has since been acknowledged as one of the world’s most beautiful. OriginatingRead More →

Thompson Submachine Gun   Thompson Submachine Gun with Drum Magazine     Type Submachine Gun Weight 4.85kg Length 86.0cm Barrel Length 26.67cm Effective Range 120 meters Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 20 or 30 rounds (box), 50 or 100 rounds (drum) Caliber .45 A.C.P. Muzzle Velocity 265 meters/second CyclicRead More →

Sten Mark IVA and IVB Sten Mark IVA (top) and IVB (bottom) Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.45kg Length, butt extended 698mm Length, butt folded 445mm Barrel Length 95mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Cyclic Rate 570 rounds/minute Effective Range 70Read More →

Reising M50 with a 20-round Magazine   Type Submachine Gun Weight 3060g Length 959mm Barrel Length 279.4mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 12 or 20 rounds Caliber .45ACP Cyclic Rate 550 rounds/minute Muzzle Velocity 265 meters/second Effective Range 120m In Production 1941-1945 Country of Origin United States   DesignedRead More →

MP-40 MP40 Submachine Gun Type Submachine Gun Weight 4.023kg Length (stock extended) 83.3cm Length (stock retracted) 63cm Barrel Length 25.146cm Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Rifling 6 grooves, RH twist Cyclic Rate 500 rounds/minute Country of Origin Germany The MP-40 (Machinenpistole 40) submachine gun (below) was the firstRead More →

Sten Mark V Sten Mark V Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.86kg Length 908mm Barrel Length 196mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Cyclic Rate 600 rounds/minute In Production 1944-1946 Country of Origin Great Britain   The Sten was never really popularRead More →

Carl Gustaf M45B   Type Submachine Gun Barrel Length 36.83cm (including suppressor) Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 36 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Country of Origin Sweden   Manufactured from 1945 to the present, the Carl Gustaf M45B is one of the oldest submachine guns stillRead More →

Sten Mark III Sten Mark III Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.18kg Length 762mm Barrel Length 89mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 305 meters/second Cyclic Rate 450 rounds/minute Effective Range 70 meters In Production 1943-1944 Country of Origin Great Britain   The StenRead More →

Japanese Type 100 (1944) Japanese Type 100 (1944), Three views with magazine Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.83kg Length 889mm Barrel Length 233.68mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 30 cartridges Caliber 8mm Nambu Muzzle Velocity 355 meters/second Cyclic Rate 800 rounds/minute In Production 1944-1945 Country of Origin Japan Produced fromRead More →

Sten Mark II (Silencer) Sten Mark II(S) Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.52kg Length 908mm Barrel Length 89mm Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 305 meters/second Cyclic Rate 450 rounds/minute Effective Range 30 meters In Production 1943-1945 Country of Origin Great Britain   TheRead More →

Sten Mark II Type Submachine Gun Weight 2.95kg Length 762mm Barrel Length 196mm Rifling 2 or 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 32 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Cyclic Rate 550 rounds/minute In Production 1942-1944 Country of Origin Great Britain   The Sten Mk.I was the workhorse ofRead More →

The Sten Mark I and Mark II (Click to Enlarge)   Statistics of the different variants of the Sten can be found on their individual pages.   The Sten Submachine Gun—the name coming from the initials of its designers, R. V. Shepard and H.J. Turpin, and those of the RSAFRead More →

  PPSh41 Cutaway     Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.56kg Length 840mm Barrel Length 269.24mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 71 rounds (drum), 34 rounds (box) Caliber 7.62 x 25mm M1930 Cyclic Rate 900 rounds/minute Muzzle Velocity 488 meters/seconds Effective Range 120m In Production 1941-1947 Country of Origin SovietRead More →

Carl Gustaf M45B   Type Submachine Gun Barrel Length 36.83cm (including suppressor) Rifling 6 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 36 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum Muzzle Velocity 381 meters/second Country of Origin Sweden   Manufactured from 1945 to the present, the Carl Gustaf M45B is one of the oldest submachine guns stillRead More →

PPS-43 PPS-43 Without a Magazine (click to enlarge)   Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.33kg Length, butt extended 808mm Length, butt folded 606mm Barrel Length 254mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 35 rounds Caliber 7.62 x 25mm Soviet Pistol Muzzle Velocity 488 meters/second Effective Range 120 meters Country of OriginRead More →

Uzi Long Barreled Uzi Type Submachine Gun Weight 3.492kg Length, fixed stock 640 mm Length, stock ext. 640mm Length, stock folded 440mm Barrel Length 259.1mm Rifling 4 grooves, RH Magazine Capacity 25, 32 or 40 rounds Caliber 9mm Parabellum In Production 1953- Country of Origin Israel   Indeed one ofRead More →