AUTOMATIC MP18 hunting carbine is a modern copy of the German post-WWI M.P.18 (Maschinenpistole 18/IV) submachine gun.


Since the treaty allowed the Weimar Republic to keep a small quantity of submachine guns for police use, a few hundred M.P.18.1s were modified to accept Schmeisser’s original 20-round magazine design. This modification, conducted by Haenel Waffenfabrik, required removal of the existing magazine well collar, and replacement with a different one.


As well as the original М.Р.18/IV, the AUTOMATIC МР18 is an open-bolt blowback design. The receiver is round in shape and a round steel shroud fitted with ventilation ports is attached to the barrel. The safety as a separate part in non-existent — the bolt handle served as a safety by pushing its head into the notch in the receiver body, keeping the bolt in open position.


10 round magazine well is located on receiver’s left side, allowing the shooter to stay as low as possible over the cover. The rear sight is flipped between 100m and 200m positions. AUTOMATIC MP18 rifle type forend and stock are made of wood.

Parts of Model

10 round magazine well is located on receiver’s left side, allowing the shooter to stay as low as possible over the cover

The receiver is round in shape and a round steel shroud fitted with ventilation ports is attached to the barrel

M.P.18.1s were modified to accept Schmeisser’s original 20-round magazine design

The rear sight is flipped between 100m and 200m positions

Technical Data

Brand:

Automatic

Model:

M.P. 18

Caliber:

9 mm (9×19, 9х21)

Action:

Blowback, open bolt action, semi

Length:

81.5 cm

Weight:

4.3 kg
(Weight with empty magazine)

Magazine:

Detachable box type

Capacity:

10/20 cartridges

Sights:

Front and rear

Barrel:

20 cm; 1:10”

Country of origin:

Ukraine 

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