The MGV-176 is a submachine gun chambered for the .22 Long Rifle cartridge.

It was manufactured in Yugoslavia by Gorenje from Velenje until 1979. Production continued in Slovenia where it is apparently still manufactured by Orbis.

Country Name Origin Year
Slovenia 1979
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Slovenia View

MGV-176 was widely used both during the Slovenian war of independence by Slovenian territorial defense militia then by Croat volunteers during the first part of the Croatian War of Independence, notably during the so-called Battle of the Barracks.

It was however replaced as soon as a regular Croatian army was established and equipped with standard military weapons.

Type Submachine gun
Place of origin  Slovenia
Service history
Used by Slovenian police
Production history
Manufacturer Orbis
Weight 1810 g empty
3400 g loaded
Length 795 mm
480 mm (stock folded)
Barrel length 260 mm
Cartridge .22 Long Rifle
Action blowback, open bolt
Rate of fire 1200-1600 round/min
Feed system 161 round detachable pan magazine
Sights Fixed open sights

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