Maschinenpistole IX. Parteitag
Country of origin

East Germany


Rolf Ziegenhahn

Production began

1976 (Prototype)

Weapon type

Machine pistol


9×18mm Makarov



Barrel length

7.09 inches (18 cm)


2.245 kg (4.95 lbs)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

9-round detachable box magazine
13-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

800 RPM

The Maschinenpistole IX. Parteitag (German for IX Party Conference Machine Pistol) is a machine pistol of East German origin. It was designed in 1976, but had never evolved past prototype stage. It received its initial designation, as it was intended to be presented at the ninth German Socialist Party conference of the same year. It was designed to fire the 9×18mm Makarov cartridge and had a foregrip which also served as a container for a spare magazine.

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