Its interesting to hear about how many other types of weapons that military's were able to carry. While when we find one that is capable of firing and after scoping it to ensure it is capable of firing we have fun with it for a bit but then it get relegated to the arms room and kewl guy pictures shoots.
Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. Pity,it was the knock off, the original Swedish made were ok apart from having a very bad safety slot, I knew a couple of guys who had the misfortune to have an accidental discharge by the cocking handle being knocked out of the safety slot, causing the breech block to spring forward striping a round from the mag and the round being detonated by the fixed firing pin.
The Irish military when carrying the weapon for duty loaded the magazine into the weapon,on the command of the Orderly Officer, then removed the magazine, prior to being dismissed of the mounting parade, the magazine being introduced back onto the weapon when deemed necessary during the performance of the duty, and then being removed when the situation was deemed safe, in the Lebanon and away from officers I carried it with the action fully forward and the mag then on, if a situation arose where the weapon was needed, it would require only a short pull back and letting go of the cocking handle and the depressing of the trigger to bring the weapon into use. The main reason I got to carry it was that it was deemed a better weapon for ANPRC 77 Set operators to carry as well as the weight of the set & spare battery's, possibly ok for room clearance, but not much good in a firefight in the wadis where the enemy was more than likely to be armed with an AK47. :-(
All the best from Kevin.
Egyptian knockoff. If it were real I might have thought about attempting to bring it back. I shot rather good in short bursts but I thought beyond that it was uncontrollable.
Welcome to the Forum, may I inquire if its an original Swedish Carl Gustaff or the Port Said, (Egyptian Copy of the Swedish 9mm sub-machine gun.) I carried the Swedish version part-time in South Lebanon with the Irish Bn of U.N.I.F.I.L.