Left side view of FMK-3 sub machine gun with stock in retracted position.
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The FMK-3 is a sub machine gun of Argentine origin. It was developed in the mid-1970's to replace a wide variety of sub machine guns in Argentine service.
The design of the FMK-3 is heavily influenced by the Israeli Uzi and Czechoslovak Vz 23, both in looks and internal mechanism. It is a blowback operated sub machine gun with a telescoping bolt. The magazines are inserted in through the pistol grip which is fitted with a grip safety. A retractable metal wire stock is fitted. A small batch was produced with fixed wooden stock.
The FMK-3 fires the 9x19mm round from 25, 32 or 40 round magazines. It is a select fire weapon with a rate of fire of 650 rounds per minute. The effective range is claimed to be 100 meters.
The main user of the FMK-3 is Argentina. It has also been widely exported to other South American nations.
Left side view of FMK-3 sub machine gun with 25 round magazine and stock in extended position.
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