Experimental Model 2 submachine gun

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Experimental Model 2 Submachine Gun
TypeSubmachine gun
Place of originJapan
Service history
In service1935–1945
Production history
DesignerKijiro Nambu
No. builtunknown
Mass3.37 kg (7 lb 7 oz) (empty)
4.39 kg (9 lb 11 oz) (loaded)
Length896 mm (35 in)
Barrel length228 mm (9 in)

Cartridge8×22mm Nambu
Caliber8 mm
Rate of fire800 rounds/min
Feed system30 and 50 round box magazine[1]
SightsIron sights

The Experimental Model 2 Submachine Gun (試製二型機関短銃, Shisei-ni-gata kikan-tanjū) was a pre-World War II experimental submachine gun of Japanese origin chambered in the 8mm Nambu round.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Chris Bishop et al. The Complete Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II. Brown Books, 1998.