French Universal Deactivated Submachine Gun
- Caliber/Gauge: 9mm
A less than common deactivated submachine gun. This scarce example was introduced by Hotchkiss (France) in 1949. This was a unique 9mm sub gun that was very expensive and complicated. Most of the components of this weapon were designed and built to fold and collapse to produced a very compact weapon. These pieces saw service in the French Indochina war. It is believed that some of these guns saw service in Viet-Nam in the 1960's . This piece remains in excellent condition with all original finish, clear markings and it's original sling. This piece was deactivated to meet all of the current standards . The barrel is pinned and welded solid. The bolt and action is welded in the same manner. The magazine is welded solid, as is the trigger and operational components. This piece is 30" overall with the stock extended and only 17" in its' folded or retracted position. A very uncommon and seldom found deactivated submachine gun. A piece for the French or Viet-Nam collector.