This modern Hungarian submachine gun bears a remarkable similarity to the Hungarian AKM rifle in many aspects, from the pistol grip to many of the manufacturing practices. In fact, the more we did into the gun, the more Kalashnikov influence we can see in it. This particular example is semiautomatic only, but the weapon is made as both a civilian carbine and as a fully automatic submachine gun for military sales. And no, it’s not available in the United States – my thanks to its anonymous owner outside the US for sharing it with us!
This is a KGP-9 (“Kisméretű GépPisztoly”=small sized submachine gun) [http://www.kalasnyikov.hu/dokumentumok/kgp9_kezelesi_es_karbantartasi_utasitas.pdf]. I have no idea, where is from the “F” label. Maybe “F” means “Félautomata” (=semi-automatic).
As far as I know, and according to the manual, the magazine capacity is 25 rounds, and the two position rear sight is 50 and 150 meters.
Hungary manufactured and adopted the AKM-63 (“Automata Kalasnyikov Modernizált”=Automatic Kalashnikov Modernized”) [http://www.kalasnyikov.hu/dokumentumok/akm-63manual.pdf] and AMD-65 (“Automata Módosított Desszantfegyver”=Automatic Modified Descent Weapon) [http://www.kalasnyikov.hu/dokumentumok/amd-65-manual.pdf].
The designer of the KGP-9 is Károly Zala. According to Péter Soós, the museologist of the Museum of Military History in Budapest, Károly Zala has only two weeks to design the complete weapon. It’s similarities with an AK is everything, but suprise.
M.T.Kalashikov himself designed sub-machine gun resembling his avtomat, it is know as Пистолет-пулемет Калашникова. Опытный образец 1947 г. i.e. Sub-machine gun [of] Kalashnikov, experimental pattern of 1947 year
it is blow-back operated and two version were created – one for 7,62×25 model 1930 cartridge and one for 9×18 cartridge
(This weapon should be not confused with Kalashnikov sub-machine gun of 1942)
Given the date, it’s not surprising that the receiver resembles some of the earliest AKs before they went to milled receivers.
This post is not directly linked with above so ignore if you wish.
Russian forces started phasing out older Kalashnikov designs in favor of AK-12 and AK-15
it clearly shows influences from designs is supposed to replace, but it also have many differences, amongst other top-cover was designed to stay in place and thus allowing mounting of optical sights, iron sights were rearranged front post is in same as in Valmet Rk.62, there is also 2-shot mode added
Thanks, I did find this on the type one receivers. http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/08/27/ak-47-type-one-working-years/
In Russia sub-machine gun derivative of Kalashnikov’s avtomat is also produced, although it was spawned by AKS-74U rather than AKM: https://modernfirearms.net/en/submachine-guns/russia-submachine-guns/pp-19-01-vitjaz-eng/
Building an SMG on an in-service Russian AK platform without changing the ergonomics mirrors the Western practice of building a 9mm SMG on an AR-15 for ease of training by retaining the manual-of-arms.
It looks heavy. How much does it weigh?
Weight with loaded magazine: 3.22 kg; empty: 2.78 kg.
Mhh not so heavy then