Submachine Guns

MM23 image by H. Hardin

Submachine Guns are automatic rifles or pistols that fire pistol caliber ammunition. The credit for the first submachine gun will be bestowed on the Thompson SubMachine Gun. Even though the Germans (or their nefarious friends) were also secretly building submachine guns after WWI (MP-18, ...) and significantly advanced the technology in the years building up to WWII, the Thompson was first to be used in some quantities by both criminals and law enforcement in the US during the roaring 20s. With  Elliot Ness and Frank Nitty shooting it out weekly with TSMGs on our TV screens as the FBI struggled to control the Chicago mob, how could we pick anything else?

Submachine guns are also said to be of certain generations and this attempts to explain their technology. To be brief the generations begin with high precision milled construction machined and assembled by highly skilled technicians (time consuming and expensive), progresses to stamped and bent sheet metal by factory workers (cheaper and mass produced) and finally, advanced polymers and other high-tech materials for advanced adaptability and missions.

This page is arranged by country of origin and then commercial/military submachine guns. Navigate the Price Charts by clicking the thumbnail image or highlighted title for full-screen charts and use the arrow icons to move within chart groups.

USA

MACs were once entry level subguns. They probably still are, but at $3,000 a pop, that’s getting to be a steep price of entry.  -   For “A MAC History Lesson” click here.

MAC10

MAC10

MAC11

MAC11

S&W M76

S&W M76

American 180

American 180

Ruger 10-22

Ruger 10-22

MK760

MK760

Stemple M76/45

Stemple M76/45

AR15 RO635

AR15 RO635

AR15 SMG

AR15 SMG

Colt TSMG 1921/28

Colt TSMG 1921/28

Colt TSMG 1921A/C

Colt TSMG 1921A/C

US TSMG M1 & M1A1

US TSMG M1 & M1A1

US TSMG M1

US TSMG M1

TSMG 1928

TSMG 1928

TSMG WH

TSMG WH

TSMG 22cal

TSMG 22cal

Ingram M6

Ingram M6

Spitfire

Spitfire

M2 Carbine

M2 Carbine

M2 C&R

M2 C&R

M3 Greasegun

M3 Greasegun

M3 C&R

M3 C&R

Reising M50

Reising M50

Reising M55

Reising M55

Germany

H&K NFA conversions are a confusing topic. The best explanation is a series of articles by Thomas T. Hoel titled, “The Mechanics of Heckler & Kock NFA Conversions” available here.

H&K MP5

H&K MP5

MP5 Compare

MP5 Compare

H&K MP5PDW

H&K MP5PDW

H&K MP5SD

H&K MP5SD

MP34/35

MP34/35

MP40

MP40

MP40CR

MP40CR

MP41

MP41

The Rest of the World (Israel, UK, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy,...)

UZI

UZI

Mini UZI

Mini UZI

Micro UZI

Micro UZI

Sten

Sten

Sten C&R

Sten C&R

Sterling

Sterling

Sterling MKV

Sterling MKV

Lanchester

Lanchester

Lanchester C&R

Lanchester C&R

PPSh41

PPSh41

PPSh41 C&R

PPSh41 C&R

Swedish K

Swedish K

Madsen M50

Madsen M50

Beretta 38x

Beretta 38x

PPS50

PPS50

AK22

AK22

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