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    Submachine Guns of the World

    Bridging that "special" gap between pistol, machine pistol and assault rifle.





    The submachine gun was born from the desire of warplanners to provide the basic infantryman with the voluminous firepower of a machine gun with the portability of a pistol in the early part of the 20th Century - the requirement proved most apparent during World War 1. The first useful submachine gun design was of German origin and became the Bergmann MP18. However, it would not be until World War 2 that the submachine gun would truly take the stage as a viable infantry weapon as its use was prevalent on all sides of the conflict. The war produced the reliable American M1 Thompson, the war-winning British STEN series and the famous German MP38/MP40 types. The Germans ushered in an all-new era of submachine gun design during the Cold War years with the introduction of the excellent Heckler & Koch MP5 which went on to be used by dozens of countries the world over.


    There are a total of (99) Submachine Guns of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Agram 2000

    Agram 2000
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)

    Ares Defense FMG (Folding Machine Gun)
    Submachine Gun (SMG) Prototype


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Arsenal Shipka

    Arsenal Shipka
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the AUSTEN SMG

    AUSTEN SMG
    Submachine Gun


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Benelli CB-M2

    Benelli CB-M2
    Semi-Caseless Submachine Gun


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 12

    Beretta Model 12
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 1918

    Beretta Model 1918
    Submachine Gun


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)

    Beretta Model 38/42/43/44)
    Submachine Gun


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 38A

    Beretta Model 38A
    Submachine Gun


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Model 93R

    Beretta Model 93R
    Machine Pistol


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta Mx4 Storm

    Beretta Mx4 Storm
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1921
    Thumbnail picture of the Beretta OVP Modello 1918

    Beretta OVP Modello 1918
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)

    Bergmann MP18/I (Maschinenpistole 18/I)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Blyskawica SMG

    Blyskawica SMG
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Brugger & Thomet MP9

    Brugger & Thomet MP9
    Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Calico M960

    Calico M960
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)

    Carl-Gustav m/45 (Kulsprutepistol m/45 / Kpist m/45 / Swedish K)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000

    Ceska Zbrojovka CZ2000
    Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Light Machine Gun (LMG)


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3

    Ceska Zbrojovka Scorpion EVO3
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)

    Ceska Zbrojovka vz. 61 (Skorpion)
    Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383

    Ceska Zbrojovka ZK-383
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Squad Support Weapon


    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the CIS / ST Kinetics CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)

    CIS / ST Kinetics CPW (Compact Personal Weapon)
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)

    Colt CAR-15 Commando (XM177)
    Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)

    Colt Model 635 (Colt 9mm SMG)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the CZW 438 PDW

    CZW 438 PDW
    Submachine Gun / Personal Defense Weapon


    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Fabrique Nationale FN P90

    Fabrique Nationale FN P90
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the FAMAE SAF

    FAMAE SAF
    Submachine Gun


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)

    FBP SMG (Fabrica de Braco de Prata)
    Submachine Gun


    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)

    FIAT-Revelli Modello 1915 (Villar Perosa)
    Light Machine Gun (LMG)


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Franchi LF-57

    Franchi LF-57
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Giandoso TZ-45

    Giandoso TZ-45
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Glock 18

    Glock 18
    Semi-Automatic / Full-Automatic Pistol


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5

    Heckler & Koch HK MP5
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)

    Heckler & Koch HK MP5K (Kurz)
    Submachine Gun / Personal Defense Weapon


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5N

    Heckler & Koch HK MP5N
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1974
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD

    Heckler & Koch HK MP5SD
    Suppressed Submachine Gun (SSMG)


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch HK MP7

    Heckler & Koch HK MP7
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol (MP)


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Heckler & Koch UMP

    Heckler & Koch UMP
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1970
    Thumbnail picture of the Ingram MAC-10 (M10)

    Ingram MAC-10 (M10)
    Submachine Gun


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)

    INSAS (INdian Small Arms System)
    Assault Rifle / Light Machine Gun / Submachine Gun


    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Galil ARM / SAR

    IWI Galil ARM / SAR
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG) / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI Mini-UZI

    IWI Mini-UZI
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)

    IWI TAR-21 (Tavor)
    Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the IWI UZI

    IWI UZI
    Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the JS 9mm

    JS 9mm
    Submachine Gun


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)

    Kalashnikov AK-12 (AK-200)
    Assault Rifle


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)

    Kalashnikov AKSU-74 (AKS-74U)
    Assault Carbine


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)

    Kbk wz.89 (Onyx)
    Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the KBP PP-2000

    KBP PP-2000
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the KMP AEK-919

    KMP AEK-919
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)

    Knight's Armament Company M4 MWS (Modular Weapon System)
    Carbine Rifle


    2006
    Thumbnail picture of the Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)

    Knight's Armament Company PDW (Personal Defense Weapon)
    Compact Assault Rifle


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the La France M16K (Kurz)

    La France M16K (Kurz)
    Assault Carbine / Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Lanchester (SMG)

    Lanchester (SMG)
    Submachine Gun


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Lithgow F1 SMG

    Lithgow F1 SMG
    Submachine Gun


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the LUSA SMG (Lusitania)

    LUSA SMG (Lusitania)
    Submachine Gun


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)

    M1 Thompson (Tommy Gun)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the M3 (Grease Gun)

    M3 (Grease Gun)
    Submachine Gun


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed

    M3A1 (Grease Gun) Suppressed
    Submachine Gun


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)

    MAS 38 (Pistolet Mitrailleur MAS modele 38)
    Submachine Gun


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)

    MAT-49 (Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Tulle 49)
    Submachine Gun


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Milkor BXP

    Milkor BXP
    Submachine Gun


    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitraillette Vigneron SMG

    Mitraillette Vigneron SMG
    Submachine Gun


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Model K-50M

    Model K-50M
    Submachine Gun


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)

    MP3008 (Maschinenpistole 3008)
    Submachine Gun


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)

    MP38 (Maschinenpistole 38)
    Submachine Gun


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)

    MP40 (Maschinenpistole 40)
    Submachine Gun


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)

    MP41 (Maschinenpistole 41) / (Schmeisser)
    Submachine Gun


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Orita Model 1941

    Orita Model 1941
    Submachine Gun


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)

    Owen SMG (Owen Machine Carbine)
    Submachine Gun


    1974
    Thumbnail picture of the PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2

    PA3(DM) / FMK-3 Mod 2
    Submachine Gun


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the PM wz. 43/52

    PM wz. 43/52
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)

    PM-63 RAK (Reczny Automat Komandosow)
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the PM-84 Glauberyt

    PM-84 Glauberyt
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol / Personal Defense Weapon (PDW)


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the PP-19 Bizon (Bison)

    PP-19 Bizon (Bison)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the PPD SMG

    PPD SMG
    Submachine Gun


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the PPS-42 / PPS-43

    PPS-42 / PPS-43
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)

    PPSh-41 (Pistolet-Pulemyot Shpagina 41)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)

    Reising Model 50 (M50/M55)
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Carbine


    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the Ruger MP9

    Ruger MP9
    Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the SITES Spectre M4

    SITES Spectre M4
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Smith & Wesson SW Model 76 (M76)

    Smith & Wesson SW Model 76 (M76)
    Submachine Gun


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the SOCIMI Type 821-SMG

    SOCIMI Type 821-SMG
    Submachine Gun / Machine Pistol


    1930
    Thumbnail picture of the Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)

    Solothurn-Steyr S1-100 (MP34)
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Star Model Si35

    Star Model Si35
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Star Model Z84

    Star Model Z84
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the STEN SMG

    STEN SMG
    Submachine Gun / Machine Carbine


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)

    Sterling Submachine Gun (L2A1)
    Submachine Gun


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr AUG Para

    Steyr AUG Para
    Submachine Gun (SMG)


    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr MPi 69

    Steyr MPi 69
    Submachine Gun (SMG) / Machine Pistol


    1993
    Thumbnail picture of the Steyr TMP

    Steyr TMP
    Machine Pistol


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)

    Suomi KP/-31 (Konepistooli m/31)
    Submachine Gun


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)

    TDI Vector (KRISS Super V)
    Submachine Gun


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)

    Type 100 SMG (100 Shiki Kikan-tanju)
    Submachine Gun


    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 64 (SMG)

    Type 64 (SMG)
    Suppressed Submachine Gun


    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 79 (SMG)

    Type 79 (SMG)
    Submachine Gun


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Type 85 SMG

    Type 85 SMG
    Assault Rifle / Submachine Gun


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)

    United Defense UD-42 (Model 42 / M42)
    Submachine Gun


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)

    Walther MP (Maschinenpistole)
    Machine Pistol / Submachine Gun