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Submachine guns - Introduction
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FMK-3
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Owen
F1
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Steyr-Solothurn MP.34
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Steyr TMP
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Belgium
Vigneron M2
FN P90
Bulgaria
Shipka
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FAMAE S.A.F.
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Type 64
Type 79
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Chang Feng
Type 05
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Agram2000
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Zk-383 new
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Sa.23
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Suomi M/31
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MAS-38
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MP.18,I Schmeisser
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MP.35 Bergmann
EMP.35 Erma
MP.38 MP.40
MP.41 Schmeisser
Walther MPL & MPK
HK MP5
HK MP5K
HK UMP
HK MP7 PDW
Hingary
39M 43M new
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UZI / MiniUzi / MicroUzi
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Beretta M1938
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Spectre M4
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Minebea M-9
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PM-63
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PPD-40
PPSh-41
PPS-43
PP-19 Bizon
PP-19-01 Vityaz
PP-90
PP-91 Kedr / Klin
PP-93
PP-90M1
PP-2000
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ST Kinetics CPW new
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BXP
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Daewoo K7
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Star Z-62 Z-70B
Star Z-84
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Carl Gustaf M/45
CBJ-MS PDW
Switzerland
SIG MKMS MKPS new
SIG P-48 MP-310 new
Steyr-Solothurn S1-100
W+F Lmg.-Pist 41/44 new
B+T MP 9
Ukraine
Elf
Goblin
TASCO 7ET9 7ET10
UK
Sten
Lanchester Mk.1
MCEM-2
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USA
Thompson
Reising M50 M55
M3 and M3A1
UD M42
Ingram M6
Ingram MAC M10 and M11
Colt mod.635
American-180
Ares FMG
Smith&Wesson; M76
Ruger MP9
Calico SMG
Kriss Super V™
Vietnam
K-50M new
Yugoslavia (ex)
M49
M56
MGV-176

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Shpagin PPSh-41 submachine gun (USSR)


early production Shpagin PPSh-41 submachine gun, with drum magazine and tangent-type rear sight


late production Shpagin PPSh-41 submachine gun, with box magazine and flip-up rear sight


Shpagin PPSh-41 submachine gun partially disassembled

Caliber: 7,62x25 mm TT
Weight: 5,45 kg loaded with full 71 rds drum; 4,3 kg with full 35 rds magazine; 3,63 kg without magazine
Length: 843 mm
Barrel length: 269 mm
Rate of fire: 900 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 71 rounds in drum magazine or 35 rounds in curved box magazine
Effective range: meters

The PPSh-41 (Pistolet Pulemjot Shpagina model of 1941 = Shpagin submachine gun) was one of major infantry weapons of the Soviet troops during the World war 2. Total number of PPSh's manufactured during WW2 estimates to more than 6 millions. The gun became one of the symbols of the Great Patriotic War. Retired from Soviet Army service soon after the WW2, the PPSh was widely exported to some pro-Soviet countries around the world, including China, Vietnam and many African countries.
It was effective, but somewhat crude weapon, reliable in combat but not without certain flaws. It has somewhat excessive rate of fire, and its drums were uncomfortable to carry and prone to feed problems once spring is weaken.

The PPSch-41 was designed as a cheap and simple but effective war-time weapon. It featured simple blowback operated action, and fired from open bolt. To decrease the recoil stress, gun was fitted with bolt buffer at the rear of receiver. The buffer was made from fiber and was attached to the return spring guide rod. The striker was permanently fixed to the bolt face. PPSh-41 was a select-fire weapon, with fire selector switch located inside the triggerguard, ahead of trigger. The safety was integrated into the charging handle and locked the bolt in forward or rearward position. The receiver and the barrel shroud was made from stamped steel. The front part of the barrel shroud extends beyond the muzzle and acted as a muzzle brake / muzzle flip compensator. Early PPSch-41's were issued with drum magazines with capacity of 71 round, similar to ones used in PPD-40.
Such high capacity increased the firepower but the magazines were too slow to refill and not too reliable, so in 1942 a curved box magazine was developed. This magazine held 35 rounds and was much more comfortable to carry in pouches. Early magazines were made from 0,5 mm sheet steel and were somewhat unreliable. Later magazines were made from 1 mm steel and were completely satisfactory. Usually, infantrymen carried one drum in the gun and some box magazines in the pouches or pockets. 
Early guns featured elevation-adjustable rear sights, marked up to 500 meters; late production guns had flip-type "L"-shaped rear sights marked for 100 and 200 meters range.

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