Talk:Austen submachine gun
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error in statement
With the Austen Mk 1 this statement is totally incorrect "They remained in service as a standard weapon of the Australian Army until 1966."
The weapon was unloved, so to speak, and it was the Owen Machine Carbine, OMC, which was the standard weapon till 1966.
The Austen was only used in WWII. The OMC was used right through from 1942 to the early stages of the Vietnam conflict, 1966, till it was replaced by the F1.
This need correcting. TDR 15:59, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
The connection with the MP40 goes further than the grips. The Austen internals are more like the MP40, and so its reliability problems were the same. The dual row magazine had a lot of inter-cartridge friction, causing jams. Any damage to the magazine, or receiver, made it even worse. The die-cast parts may have been cheap and quick, but they amplified the problems present in the considerably stronger stamped-steel MP40. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:29, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
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BetacommandBot 01:46, 1 August 2007 (UTC)