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Owen Gun


The Owen Gun is a submachine gun that was designed and manufactured in Australia during World War II. It was named after its inventor, Evelyn Owen, who began designing the gun in 1938.  The Owen Gun had a number of features that made it particularly well-suited for use in the Australian theater of war. It was a simple design, with a simple blowback operation that made it easy to manufacture and maintain. It was also very compact, with a short barrel and a folding stock, which made it easy to carry and maneuver in tight spaces. The Owen Gun was chambered for the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge, which was the same ammunition used by many other submachine guns of the time. It had a cyclic rate of fire of around 700 rounds per minute and could be fired either in semi-automatic or fully automatic modes.


The Owen Gun was used extensively by Australian forces during World War II and saw action in many of the major theaters of war, including North Africa, the Middle East, and the Pacific. It was particularly well-suited for jungle warfare, where its compact size and reliability made it a favorite among Australian soldiers. After the war, the Owen Gun remained in service with the Australian military for many years, and it was also exported to a number of other countries. However, by the 1960s, it had largely been replaced by other, more modern submachine guns.

The Owen Gun is a submachine gun that has a distinctive appearance. It has a long and tapered barrel with cooling slots on top, a folding stock, and a top-mounted, box magazine. The internals of this weapon are particularly interesting, the bolt was separated from the retracting handle by a small bulkhead prohibiting dirt, mud, or other contaminants from getting into the bolt and jamming its operation. The receiver is made of stamped sheet metal and has an ejection port on the top and a cocking handle on the right-hand side. The Owen Gun has iron sights that are fixed onto the side of the receiver to bypass the top mounted magazine, with a simple aperture rear sight and a blade front sight mounted on a post. The gun typically measures around 33 inches in length with the stock extended and weighs approximately 9 pounds when loaded. 


Origin: Australia
Manufactured: 1942-1971
Manufacturer: Lysaght's Works 

Type: Submachine Gun

Caliber: 9x19mm Parabellum
Barrel Length: 250mm (9.84")
Action: Blowback, Open Bolt

Magazine Capacity: 33 Round Detachable Magazine

This is a Semi-Automatic Representation of the Firearm.


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