Halcón ML-57

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Halcon ML-57
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Argentina
Service history
Used by EA
FAA
GNA
PFA
PNA
SPF
Production history
Designed 1957
Manufacturer Buenos Aires Halcon
Produced 1957-?
Variants ML-57
ML-60
Specifications
Barrel length 292 mm

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
.45 ACP
Caliber 9mm, .45
Action Blowback
Rate of fire 700 RPM
Effective firing range 200 m
Feed system 40 round box magazine
Sights Iron

The ML-57 is a submachine gun manufactured by the Buenos Aires based Halcon corporation.

Overview[edit]

As good as the M-1943 submachine guns were, the ML-57 was requested as it was a lighter/cheaper alternative as FN FAL rifles fulfilled this role in Argentine service. The weapon is chambered in 9mm Parabellum for the Argentine Army and in .45 ACP for Police Forces, fed from 30 round magazines.

Variants[edit]

ML-60[edit]

A later variant of the ML-57 was the ML-60 which housed a two trigger group which enabled select fire capabilities.

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