Carlo (submachine gun)
The Carlo (also referred to as Carl Gustav) is a submachine gun manufactured by small workshops in the West Bank. The design has been inspired by the Swedish Carl Gustav m/45 and its Egyptian Port Said variant, however the similarity is often only passing. Produced in several locations and often with second-hand gun parts, the specifications are not uniform. Typically the weapon is automatic. Often chambered for 9x19mm handgun cartridges, variants for .22 LR, .32 ACP, 9 x 18mm, and 5.56 x 45 mm are also produced. The weapon itself is cheap to manufacture but is inaccurate and prone to jamming and misfires.
- Homemade ‘Carlo’ gun becoming weapon of choice for Palestinian attackers, Newsweek, Jack Moore, 6 November 2016
- Say hello to ‘Carlo,’ the cheap, lethal go-to gun for terrorists, Times of Israel, Judah Ari Gross, 16 March 2016
- Homemade guns used in Palestinian attacks on Israelis, Guardian, 14 March 2016
- Cheap but lethal: the makeshift gun used by Palestinian shooters in Tel Aviv terror attack, Telegraph, Raf Sanchez, 10 June 2016
- The West Bank: Deadly DIY, The Economist, 7 April 2016