What is the most famous submachine gun?

The Heckler & Koch MP5 is one of the most famous firearms of this class. Its only rival in terms of proliferation is the Israeli Uzi submachine gun. The MP5 is a blowback operated, selective fire weapon, chambered for a standard 9×19 mm Parabellum ammunition.

What was the best submachine gun of ww2?

Look Closely: This Was One of the Best Submachine Guns of World War II

  • World War II saw the development of some fine—and arguably not so fine—small arms.
  • While the StenGun arguably comes in at the bottom of most lists, the Soviet’s PPSh-41 is often regarded as one of the very best submachine guns fielded during the war.

What caliber is the MP18?

9×19mm Parabellum
MP 18

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum 7.63×25mm Mauser
Action open bolt blowback
Rate of fire ~500 round/min
Muzzle velocity 380 m/s (1,247 ft/s)

Did the MP18 have a bayonet?

Solidly built with the use of brass for the magazine well, and a bayonet mount, it entered service in 1940.

What was the first closed bolt SMG?

Henryk Strąpoć. This village blacksmith invented a closed-bolt hammer-fired SMG a quarter of a century earlier than HK MP 5 – out of sheer ignorance… In 1939 Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany and then, a little over a fortnight later, stabbed in the back by the Soviet Union.

What was the Borz submachine gun used for?

Like many improvised firearms (such as the FP-45 Liberator ), the Borz submachine gun was intended for use by guerillas as a crude semi-disposable weapon to ambush police and military forces in urban settings, after which they could obtain higher-quality factory-produced arms from the dead and wounded.

Where is the Borz made?

In the unstable days of self declared independence in Chechnya, the Borz was produced in the former Soviet factory in Grozny. The first production with serial number 0001, was presented as a gift to self declared Chechen president, General Jokhar Dudayev.

What is a Borz SMG?

A Chechen fighter with a Borz SMG during the First Battle of Grozny, January 1995. The Borz was initially a near-copy of the Armenian K6-92, which itself was loosely based on the Soviet PPS submachine gun.

What is a second generation Borz?

These are often referred to as the “second generation Borz”—some of these also featured silencers and 40-round magazines. The Borz was very simple and inexpensive to produce, costing about $100 in Chechnya.

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