View Full Version : The first SMG ever made
November 21, 2007, 08:33 AM
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November 21, 2007, 08:40 AM
Very reminiscent of the PPSH.
January 3, 2008, 04:08 PM
Well wasnt the fully automatic C96 Mauser Broomhandle Variants the first SMGS? I seem to remember that being around the turn of the century.
January 5, 2008, 05:19 AM
The M712 Schnellfeuer (full-auto C96) started production in 1932... I disagree the article re the first SMG... IMHO it was the Villar-Perosa...
January 9, 2008, 10:36 AM
Actually, technically the FIRST was the Italian Villar-perosa of WW1 fame. Tw blowback action side-by-side with top-mount mags and a bipod! Not really an SMG in the conventional sense, but that is why I said TECHNICALLY.
January 9, 2008, 11:07 PM
After it was realized that the Villar-Perosa was useless as a GPMG (it was originally designed as such, for mountain troops), most of them were stripped down for re-build as OVPs; an OVP is just one half of a Villar-Perosa placed into a wood stock.
January 12, 2008, 08:05 AM
The OVP did not go into combat, Sir. :)
January 20, 2008, 08:59 PM
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