The Marlin UD M42 Submachine gun
During World War 2, dozens of new weapons were rushed into service around the world. One of those that you may not have heard of was the M-42 submachine gun. You may be interested to know that a certain well-known firearms manufacturer made this rare and exotic weapon by the name of Marlin.
At the entrance of the United States into World War 2 in December 1941, the standard US submachine gun was the Thompson Auto. The Thompson was and still is a beautiful gun but it was expensive, heavy, and complicated. Word on the street was that the US was looking for a smaller, cheaper, and less labor-intensive sub gun to replace it with. High Standard firearm’s owner and best engineer, Carl Gustave (“Gus”) Swebilius, tackled the problem and came up with an offering that became the M-42.
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