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Biwarip
Biwarip machine carbine
Country of origin

United Kingdom

Year(s) designed

1938

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9x19mm Parabellum

Action

Blowback

Overall length

26.0 inches (66 centimetres)

Weight

5.1 pounds (2.3 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30 rounds

Cyclic rate

600rpm

Muzzle velocity

1200ft/s

The Biwarip machine carbine was a prototype British submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The Biwarip was designed in the late 1930s, and submitted to the British Small Arms Committee for testing in August 1938. It was a very handy weapon, and a modern one at that. However, it was too light to sustain any sort of accurate fire, and was rejected with no recommendations for improvement.

DesignEdit

The Biwarip was a simple blowback-operated submachine gun; it had no sights or stock and was designed to be fired one-handed. It featured perforated barrel housing and, as was standard of many submachine gun designs of the time, the magazine fed into the left side of the receiver.

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