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MP 181 Submachine Gun

MP 18/1 Submachine Gun

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Description (Brief)
Developed by Hugo Schmeisser and Theodor Bergmann, the MP18/1 Submachine Gun was designed with trench warfare in mind. Designated the Maschinenpistole 18/1, it had a 32 round TM08 drum, or "snail shell," magazine and could fire approximately 500 rounds per minute.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Mgsb
submachine gun
submachinegun
associated date
1920
place made
Germany
Measurements
overall: 32 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 83.185 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
AF.68699M
catalog number
68699M
serial number
12272
accession number
257059
subject
Firearms
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National Museum of American History
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