AUTOMATIC MP28 hunting carbine is a modern copy of the German M.P.28 II submachine gun developed in 1928. M.P.28 II in fact was a deep modernization of the initial WWI M.P.18 (Maschinenpistole 18/1). Main improvements made by Hugo Schmeisser were: introduction of a fire selector lever, new type of recoil spring, new ramp-type sight with 100m — 1000m range marks, and compatibility with the 32 round one-stack box-type magazine instead of the sophisticated and relatively unreliable trommel magazine from «Artillery Luger» pistol. The submachine gun was manufactured by C.G. Haenel company in Suhl, as well as in Belgium and China. Was exported to many countries of the world. During the WWII was mostly in use with Waffen-SS units.


As well as the original M.P.28, the AUTOMATIC МР28 is an open-bolt blowback design. 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. AUTOMATIC MP28’s fire selector lever has decorative function only. 32 round magazine (reduced to 10 rounds due to legislative requirements) 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 to adjust the shooting range. AUTOMATIC MP28 rifle type forend and stock are made of wood.

Parts of Model

The bolt handle served as a safety by pushing its head into the notch in the receiver body

The Automatic МР28 is an open-bolt blowback design

32-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 to adjust the shooting range

Technical Data

Brand:

Automatic

Model:

MP28

Caliber:

9 mm (9×19, 9х21)

Action:

Blowback, open bolt action, semi

Length:

81.3 cm

Weight:

4.4 kg
(Weight with empty magazine)

Magazine:

Detachable box type

Capacity:

10/32 cartridges

Sights:

Front and rear

Barrel:

20 cm; 1:10”

Country of origin:

Ukraine 

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