Type 100 submachine gun file photo [5348]

Type 100 Submachine Gun

Country of OriginJapan
TypeSubmachine Gun
Caliber8.000 mm
Capacity30 rounds
Length900.000 mm
Barrel Length228.000 mm
Weight3.380 kg
Rate of Fire800 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity335 m/s

Contributor:

ww2dbaseThe Type 100 submachine guns were Japan's only submachine gun used during WW2, resulted from Japanese Army's neglect for weapons of this type through most of the 1930s. The Type 100/40 design was completed in 1939 and entered service between 1941 and 1942. The infantry version of Type 100/40 had solid wooden rifle-style stocks, while the paratrooper version had hinged folding stocks. A total of 10,000 Type 100/40 weapons were built. They were used by the paratroopers deployed in the Dutch East Indies early in the Pacific War and other actions. The enhanced variant, Type 100/44, was completed in 1944. These new weapons had a higher firing rate of 800 rounds per minute and had features that simplified production. A total of 7,000 examples of the Type 100/44 variant were built, but they were believed to have seen very little action, if any.

Source: Ian Hogg, The Encyclopedia of Infantry Weapons of World War II

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Type 100 submachine gun as seen in figure 2 of US Army Medical Department publication




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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
24 Jul 2009 11:05:13 PM

were would i get 1
2. Anonymous says:
3 Sep 2009 07:26:55 PM

I HAVE AN ORIGINAL JAP TYPE 100 FOR SALE IT IS COMPLETE WITH A MINTY BORE AND STOCK JUST MISSING THE BOLT? AND NO MR ATF I DONT HAVE THE BOLT AND THE GUN IS BEING SOLD AS A NON FIRING EXAMPLE... MISSING PARTS... WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO MAKE AN OFFER?
3. Anonymous says:
17 Sep 2009 06:51:36 PM

How much for your type 100. E-mail me mdwbirdie@yahoo.com
4. anonymous says:
12 Dec 2009 05:46:23 PM

i am interested and would like to know if it is still available? email me at bunghodio@yahoo.com thanks jacob!
5. Anonymous says:
14 Dec 2009 05:02:18 PM

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6. Anonymous says:
12 Feb 2010 09:13:42 PM

I need a magazine and many parts for a dummy gun if you still have a parts gun for sale. Please let me know if available. There is a japanese copy but not as good as the original parts. email at wjhelm@aol.com
7. kaz says:
4 Sep 2010 12:46:51 AM

Just was wondering if the the type 100 was still for sale? If so what are you asking? do you have photos available?
8. Russian4life says:
24 May 2012 05:37:57 PM

I want a ppsh41. Any news plz let me know. Any condition

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