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A submachine gun (SMG) is a magazine-fed, automatic carbine designed to fire pistol cartridges. The term "submachine gun" was coined by John T. Thompson, the inventor of the Thompson submachine gun.
The submachine gun was developed during World War I (1914–1918). At its zenith during World War II (1939–1945), millions of SMGs were made. After the war, new SMG designs appeared frequently. However, by the 1980s, SMG usage decreased. Today, submachine guns have been largely replaced by assault rifles, which have a greater effective range and are capable of penetrating the helmets and body armor used by modern infantrymen. However, submachine guns are still used by military special forces and police SWAT teams for close quarters battle (CQB) because they are "a pistol caliber weapon that's easy to control, and less likely to over-penetrate the target."
So, still recovering from the most very silly weekend, but took care of lots of work today, including picking up mail with Firearms News in said. I spotted this:
Main question because I can't get a straight answer out of the vendor. Will the Mac magazines listed in the upper right work...
Offering a lower for the infamous Soviet submachine gun PPS-43. Stamped steel, no dings or repairs, tiny bit of rust near the top of the mag well.
Not many markings: Stamped 1769, A, 3, S.
Found in very good condition.
I can ship Priority for an additional $10.00.
For sale is a semi-automatic reproduction direct from Auto-Ordnance itself of the classic Tommy Gun. This is barely used, no more than 30 rounds of premium brass have passed through it, and the drum has not even been touched. This model was mostly seen in the hands of Federal agents and police...
Some may remember the British fellow (P. A. Luty) who, as a political statement, created submachine guns from common hardware and a published a book (or several books) on the projects. He was eventually caught, tried, convicted, and spent time in prison. Anyway, the authorities, evidently...