Steyr MPi 69

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MPi 69
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Austria
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Steyr
Designed 1960s
Manufacturer Steyr
Produced 1969–1990
Variants MPi 81
Weight 3.13 kg (6.90 lb)
Length 670 mm (26.4 in) stock extended
465 mm (18.3 in) stock collapsed
Barrel length 260 mm (10.2 in)

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Action Blowback
Rate of fire MPi 69: 550 rounds/min, MPi 81: 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 381 m/s (1,250 ft/s)
Effective firing range 150 m
Feed system 25 or 32-round detachable box magazine
Sights Fore, blade; rear, flip aperture
326 mm (12.8 in) sight radius

The Steyr MPi 69 is a 9×19mm submachine gun of the late 20th century made by the Austrian firm Steyr.


The MPi 69 is shaped much like other telescoping bolt submachineguns, such as the MAC 10 or Uzi. It has a vertical pistol handgrip into which the magazine is inserted, and a longer horizontal front grip area ; it also has a folding stock.

Featuring a design unusual among modern submachine guns, the MPi 69 is cocked by a dual-purpose lever also used as the front sling attachment point. The forward handgrip and vertical pistol handgrip are all one large plastic molding, forming the front and center bottom part of the weapon. The receiver proper is a square metal tube which partly nestles inside the plastic handgrip.

Production Status[edit]

In 1990, the MPi 81 was replaced by the TMP in the product line, though the TMP was also discontinued by Steyr, who sold the design to Brügger & Thomet and improved as the Brügger & Thomet MP9.


MPi 81[edit]

  • The MPi 81 is a more modern, product improved version of the MPi 69 introduced in 1981. It has a conventional cocking handle on the left side of the receiver and other minor improvements, including an increased firing rate of 700 rpm. A "Loop Hole" model meant to function as a port firing weapon was also made, fitted with an AUG optic and a longer barrel with a fitting for a firing port.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e Jones, Richard D. Jane's Infantry Weapons 2009/2010. Jane's Information Group; 35 edition (January 27, 2009). ISBN 978-0-7106-2869-5.


  • Crawford, Steve (2003). Twenty-first Century Small Arms: The World's Great Infantry Weapons. St. Paul, MN: Zenith Imprint. ISBN 978-0-7603-1503-3. 

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