POTD: Can you identify this SMG? (You can't)

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

This SMG was developed by a large firearm manufacturer a number of decades ago. It was entered into a competition to be adopted by the armed forces of a large country but lost out to a submachine developed by Beretta.

If you think you know what it is, its not that gun but clearly based on it. If anyone can figure this out …. well … I guess I will have to find a small prize for you.

Good luck!

Steve Johnson
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!

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  • Tim Barrera Tim Barrera on Sep 01, 2015

    Easy. Smith and Wesson 76 - a sad but not horrible copy of the special forces loved Swedish K M45

  • Donald Darr Donald Darr on Sep 04, 2015

    Bit late here. I'm gonna say that it's the prototype to Smith & Wesson M76. The folding stock, sling loops and barrel shroud holes are exactly like a M76. The rear sight, even though not in its original place, looks like it's off a Gustav M45 (M76 copied from) but the front sight is S&W M76. The receiver, other than the longer magwell, is exactly like the M76 with the selector switch in the same spot. I believe it has a thin trigger guard that just doesn't show up on the photo.