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Danuvia 44.M
Country of origin

Hungary

Manufacturer(s)

Danuvia

Designer(s)

Pál Király

Year(s) designed

Before 1944

Production began

1944

Production ended

1944

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9x19mm Parabellum

Action

Blowback

Overall length

19.7 inches (50 centimeters)

Barrel length

9.84 inches (25 centimeters)

Weight empty

6.44 pounds (2.92 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

40-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

650 - 700 RPM

Muzzle velocity

450 meters/second (1476.4 feet/second


The Danuvia 44.M is a prototype Hungarian submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The 44.M was the last iteration of the Danuvia submachine gun designed by Pál Király. The weapon was only manufactured in small numbers due to the invasion of the Red Army, and only a few trial weapons were manufactured by the end of 1944.

Design DetailsEdit

The 44.M is a simplified version of the older 43.M submachine gun. It was completely made of steel, had convenient large grips and had ventilation holes drilled into the barrel shroud. The 44.M had no buttstock, there was no provision for mounting any sort of bayonet, and it no longer had the distinctive folding magazine functionality that was present on the older Danuvia submachine guns. The weapon took 40-round double stack staggered-column magazines, and accepted 9x19mm Parabellum only. Contrary to popular belief, the 44.M, not the 43.M, was the basis for the later Cristóbal carbine. The 44.M also was the basis for the Kucher K1 submachine gun which came about 6 years later.

External linksEdit

Article on Hungarian Weapons

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