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December 14, 2000, 05:06 PM
Can anyone give me stats and show me a picture of the old German MP-18 submachine gun?

4V50 Gary
December 14, 2000, 11:29 PM
Caliber: 9mm Parabellum
Operation: Blowback, full automatic only
Length: 32.1" (non-folding wood stock)
Barrel: 7.88" long
Feed device: 32-round snail drum or detachable stick mag
Weight: 9.2 lbs
Cyclic rate: 350-450 rpm
Muzzle velocity: 1250 fps

Try out links section for a photo.

December 16, 2000, 08:09 PM
If you want to see beautiful color photos of the MP18/I being shot and field stripped, as well as the story of the gun, including what it feels like to shoot it, see Robert Bruce, "Machine Guns of World War I", pp. 46-57. Whole book highly recommended, also "German Automatic Weapons of WWII," same author. Wonderful books! Timothy Mullin, "The Fighting Submachine Gun...", has a review and shooting impressions of the gun, H.D. Gotz, "German Military Rifles and Machine Pistols, 1871-1945", has nice exploded views of the snail drum magazine, and of course, Thos. Nelson, "The World's Submachine Guns" has excellent coverage of this weapon. There is even more available on the MP28II, which was the same gun modified to take stick magazines.

November 21, 2007, 09:05 AM
Here ya go http://forums.accuratereloading.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7811043/m/589109167 ;)

January 12, 2008, 08:34 AM