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Generic term for fully-automatic carbines firing pistol ammunition.  Were also variously called Machine Carbines by the Brits and Machine Pistols by the [[Boxhead]]s.  Normally firing from an open bolt, they are terribly inaccurate. Examples include:
 
Generic term for fully-automatic carbines firing pistol ammunition.  Were also variously called Machine Carbines by the Brits and Machine Pistols by the [[Boxhead]]s.  Normally firing from an open bolt, they are terribly inaccurate. Examples include:
  
* MP18 (Germany)
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* [[MAT 49]] (France)
  
* MP28 (Germany)
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* Grot CH-9/25 (South Africa)
  
* [[MP40]] (Germany)
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* [[F1 SMG]] (Australia)
 
 
* [[Thompson]] (USA)
 
 
 
* [[STEN]] (UK)
 
 
 
* [[Sterling]] (UK)
 
  
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* [[L2A3 Sterling]] (UK)
  
 
See also: [[operating principles of firearms]]
 
See also: [[operating principles of firearms]]

Revision as of 18:39, 20 March 2011

Sub-Machine Gun

Generic term for fully-automatic carbines firing pistol ammunition. Were also variously called Machine Carbines by the Brits and Machine Pistols by the Boxheads. Normally firing from an open bolt, they are terribly inaccurate. Examples include:

  • Grot CH-9/25 (South Africa)

See also: operating principles of firearms

Also known as the 'Small Metal Gun' or 'Smudge' gun.

Blimey, after all these years I thought it meant Sub Machine Gun? [Erm... small metal gun is a joke, you fool! Edited cos clearly the humour was too deep for some people.]