New Made Item: A web canvas carry case for the M3 or M3A1 Submachine gun with flash suppressor, plus slots for 4 magazines and a magazine loader. Design originally intended for the use of paratroops and special forces. Designed with fitted fold-out canvas compartment for the SMG civilian style barrel, which conveniently folds back and can be snapped in place for storage when used with the short barrel military issue Grease Gun. Complete with rings for sling on reverse side, a great re-enactor's item.
Measures approximatley 26" L x 10" W x 4" D
The M3 was an American .45-caliber submachine gun adopted for U.S. Army service on 12 December 1942, as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M3. The M3 was chambered for the same .45 round fired by the Thompson submachine gun, but was cheaper to produce, and lighter, although it was far less accurate contrary to popular belief. This myth stems from a US army training film portraying the M3 as more accurate than its counterparts. The M3 was commonly referred to as the "Grease Gun" or simply "the Greaser," owing to its visual similarity to the mechanic's tool.
Intended as a replacement for the .45-caliber Thompson series of submachine guns, the M3 and its improved successor, the M3A1 began to replace the Thompson in first-line service in late 1944 and early 1945. Due to delays caused by production issues and approved specification changes, the M3/M3A1 saw relatively little combat use in World War II.
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