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Old May 24, 2000, 10:10 PM   #1
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I am just curious about some .22 SMG's I have heard of. Ivers Johnson made a .22lr SMG? Didnt they even make a .22 Short SMG? Didnt Colt make an .22lr SMG? Am I just making this up about the Colt? What about the TEC-22? Was that just a .22 version of the TEC-9? Just curious.
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Old May 24, 2000, 10:56 PM   #2
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Thompson made a .22 version of the famous 45acp "Tommy Gun". Believe it is extremely rare. There is an Austrian model 180 that has a horizontal drum on top. This was used in some American prisons for the guards. There are quite a few of these in civilan hands in the US. Russia had a .22 version called the "Blyum", similar to the PPSh-41. The Russian designer made several .22 submachine guns. Many .22 kit adapters have been made for full auto guns. The M16, H&K G3, MAC 10 and MAC 11 for example. I have a proto-type .22kit for my Chi-Com full auto AK-47. Full Auto .22 is really fun, especially good for youngsters to get into the full auto scene.
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Old May 24, 2000, 10:59 PM   #3
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Probably the most interesting full auto 22 isn't a SMG but the belt fed Tippman 1919A2 in .22 LR. It was a scaled down version of the WW II machine gun.
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Old May 26, 2000, 08:00 AM   #4
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The 180 that a poster referred to was the American 180. It could be had in semi-auto or full-auto. It also had a couple of different sized horizontal drums. One was a 177 round and the other drum holds 280 rounds. Don't recall the manufacturer's name at the moment.
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Old May 26, 2000, 08:09 AM   #5
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The March 1998 issue of Small Arms Review had an article on .22lr machineguns and subguns starting on page 32.
In the open bolt category they reviewed the American 180, a Group Industries Uzi, Voere (which was imported as a semi-auto open bolt and converted, prior to 1986) which looks like a standard hunting rifle,
Closed bolt 22lr machine guns included the Norrel/Ruger 10/22, Bingham PPsh-41 22lr, Trejo 22lr machine pistol, Max Atchison 22lr conversion kits for the M16, Ruger AC556/22lr conversion by Ceiner, FAL 22lr conversions by H&K and Erma, Fleming M11 & MAC 10 22lr conversion kits, Sentinel MAC 10 22lr conversion kits, MP5 22lr conversion kits and Numrich Arms 22lr Thompsons.
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