Taiwanese 205th Arsenal Unveils New Submachine Gun, The XT104

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

The Taiwanese small arms industry has been showing off its most recent developments at press events and expos recently, including the new XT104 9mm submachine gun. From Two Birds Flying:

The state-owned 205th Arsenal of the Material Production Centre (MPC) unveiled its latest development in small arms the 9mm XT104 submachine gun. The XT104 features a folding stock, ambidextrous safety selector and ambidextrous magazine release. The design includes a full length Picatinny rail at the 12 o’clock position and rail segments at the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock position for mounting an array of accessories. The XT104 9mm SMG is expect to be ready for production in 2016.

The XT104 was actually unveiled earlier this year, by March, according to the date of this article from pixnet.net. Not much is known about the XT104 in the Anglosphere yet, though it clearly shares some design elements and architecture with the XT105 5.56mm rifle. Defense News had just this to say:

The 205 exhibited its new 9mm XT104 submachine gun. The 2.83 kg weapon has a 30 round magazine with a fire rate of 500-800 rounds per minute. The weapon is a counterforce design to improve control problems during high speed shot mode, thus achieving high stability and low recoil.

More pictures of the XT104 are embedded below:

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Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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