Hotchkiss Type Universal

The Hotchkiss "type Universal" is a submachine gun manufactured in France after World War II. It was originally designed as a semi-automatic police carbine but a full automatic version was made. It fires from a closed bolt. Its most unique feature however is that it folds up into a very compact package and unfolds easily and relatively quickly. The semi-automatic version was exported in very limited numbers to many countries. Many were also exported to Venezuela and Morocco.

Hotchkiss Type Universal
Class Manportable
Type Machine Guns
Manufacturer Hotchkiss gun
Origin France
Country Name Origin Year
France 1949
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  France
Production history
Designed 1949
Manufacturer Hotchkiss
Variants semi-automatic, full automatic
Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
Caliber 9mm
Barrels 1
Action Blowback
Feed system 30/32 round box magazine
Sights Iron

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