Interesting Chinese Submachine Gun

    A reader asked for help identifying an interesting Chinese gun I have never come across before. This gun looks remarkably futuristic for a gun that has been around since at least during WWII. I am sure someone here can identify it for us.

    Photo taken in Beijing Military Museum

    The gun has a very long receiver and the bolt is obviously not telescopic. Despite being a long gun, the barrel is relatively short, it accounts for less than a third of the overall length! Fire control and magazine release are placed where they can be operated with the hand still on the foregrip, quite a nifty feature.

    Photo published in [Report from Red China]( by Harrison Forman (1944)

    I love the curvy styling of the thumbhole stock in the above photo.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!