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MPA submachine gun
Type Submachine Gun
Place of origin  Argentina
Production history
Designed 1977
Barrel length 100mm

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Caliber 9mm
Action Blowback-operated, Open bolt
Feed system 18, 25, 40 round detachable box magazine
Sights Iron

The MPA submachine gun is a submachine gun that originated in Argentina.

History and Design

The MPA was the result of a 1977 project carried out by manufacturer Domingo Matheu to manufacture a reduced size submachine gun. It had a 100 mm tube next to the handle angled with respect to the axis of the weapon. The MPA project had as an objective the reduction of the recoil in the grip area. It could charge dockhands 18, 25 and 40 cartridges. The Country, was a development of an official of the FAA taking as base to the Ingram M10. It included the mounts for: a bayonet, a silencer and a special harness for under-the-arm carry capability.


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  • Las Pistolas Ametralladoras Fabricadas en Nuestro País¨, N°172, Enero 2004

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