Description: pistol-machine gun with large-capacity magazine, individual weapon
Country of Origin: Russia
Caliber: 9x18 Makarov, or Modernized Makarov
Feed: 66 rounds in magazine
Muzzle velocity: 320 m/s (450 m/s for PM-M cartridge)
Length: 660 mm with unfolded butt, 425 mm with folded butt
Weight: 2,5 kg with unloaded magazine
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The MP41 (Machine Pistol 41) is a modified version of the MP40. The MP40 is a follow-on to the MP38. The MP 38 was the first machine pistol issued to the German army since WW1. The MP38 was designed and manufactured from 1938 to 1940 by ERMA. The MP40 and MP40/I were cost reduced versions of the MP38. The MP40s were made by a number of firms and subcontractors from 1940 to 1944. The MP41 was credited to Schmiesser (I'll find the correct spelling) the plant manager at Haenl. For that reason, anything that looked like an MP41 has been called a Schmiesser. All three fired 9mm Para. ammo.
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A Russian subgun, chambered in 7.62 Soviet.
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