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The Type 50 Chinese Submachine Gun

The 7.62mm Chinese Type 50 was a 35 round selective fire box magazine version of the Soviet PPSh43 Burp Gun with its 71 round drum, firing the standard Soviet pistol and submachine gun cartridge (7.62x25mm Tokarev) at 900 rpm. The round was sometimes criticized for lack of stopping power, but when one entered the body cavity or brain it ended the controversy effectively enough.

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Soviet 7.62mm PPS43G, stock folded forward over the receiver

Caliber: 7.62x25mm Soviet auto
Length: 33 in ( 838mm)
Weight (unloaded): 8 lb (3.64kg)
Barrel: 10.5 in (266mm), 4 groove, right-hand twist
Magazine: 35 round detachable box or 71 round drum
Ammunition: Type P-41; 74 gr bullet, 8 gr charge
Rate of Fire: 900rpm
Muzzle Velocity: 1600fps
Captured Chinese Burp-gun

Chinese Burp-gun captured by Aussies at the Hook during the final battle and desperate efforts by the Chinese to gain ground before the Armistice came into effect.

North Korea began its invasion of South Korea armed largely with Soviet weapons such as the Model PPSh41 ('Burp Gun'), and a variety of Japanese weapons captured by the Soviets and turned over to them and the Chinese Communists.

The Chinese did not arm primarily with Soviet weapons until after the 1st year of the KW. At that time they also began extensive manufacture of their own models of Soviet weapons. The above Type 50 went into production in 1950, and was one of the weapons the Chinese used when they first came into the war. With this model, the Chinese most commonly used the box magazine.

Like the PPSh41, the Type 50 had only 5 parts, including a black recoil-reducer pad over the end of a long spring, with a compartment in the butt for oil and cleaning brush. It was cheap, easy to maintain, very inaccurate, and threw a lot of lead in a hurry.

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