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Original FBP 9mm Display Submachine Gun with Bayonet Lug

Item Description

Original Item: Constructed from original FBP Parts Set on a solid steel/aluminum dummy receiver. Complete with wire stock and magazine. FBP is a 9 mm submachine gun originally developed from a design first conceived in 1940 by Gonçalves Cardoso, an officer of artillery in the Portuguese Army. The onset of World War II halted development of the weapon, which was further modified and put into production in 1948.

This display gun features the rare bayonet lug for this model. Unfortunately these bayonets are no longer available.

The submachine gun was produced by the Fábrica do Braço de Prata weapon factory at Lisbon, whose initials FBP gave the name to the weapon, adopted for service as the m/948 in 1948. It utilized the large bolt and telescoping operating spring of the German MP40 submachine gun, and the collapsible wire stock of the American M3 submachine gun. Unusual for submachineguns, the m/948 was fitted with a barrel sleeve with a mount to accept the standard Portuguese Mauser bayonet.

The weapon was primarily issued to officers and NCOs in the Portuguese Armed Forces and security forces, along with quantities of ex-German MP 34 submachine guns. In Portuguese service it was used in combat in Angola, Portuguese Guinea, Mozambique, Portuguese India and Portuguese Timor. It was eventually replaced in service by the 9 mm Uzi and the collapsible-stock version of the standard m/961 G3 rifle.

This weapon uses a system identical to the MP 40 Bolt and action and is interchangeable with an MP40. NO BOLT IS INCLUDED as this is a display gun with a solid receiver. Please understand these items are original and will have some paint chips and rust from wear and age. 

Add a very attractive and interesting SMG to your WWII and postwar collection.

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