Machine Gun


M49/57 submachine gun

Manufactured by Zastava Arms for the Yugoslav People’s Army.
7,62x25mm Tokarev 71-round removable drum magazine, open bolt blowback select fire, sexy heat shield.

Despite the external resemblance and interchangeable magazines, this gun is more similar to the excellent Beretta M/38 than the Soviet PPSh-41.


Fallschirmjägergewehr 42 automatic rifle - late war variant

Designed by Louis Stange c.1941-42 and manufactured by Heinrich Krieghoff c.1942-45 - serial number 02314.
7,92x57mm Mauser 20-round removable box magazine, gas operated select fire, bipod, ZF4 4x scope, spike bayonet, muzzle brake, 30mm Schießbecher grenade launcher.

An automatic rifle designed to do everything and not weighing much for airborne troops, it somehow worked and inspired small arms development in the following decades.


STEN MkII submachine gun

Manufactured in Long Branch, Toronto, Canada c.1944 - serial number 1?L6733.
9x19mm Parabellum 32-round detachable box magazine, blowback open-bolt semi-automatic, removable skeleton stock.
I love these khaki cloth magazine pouches.
Bonus round, a STEN MkIIS fitted with a pistol grip :