BSA-Andrews machine carbine

This submachine gun was an Australian-designed private venture. The blueprints were sent over from Australia to Birmingham Small Arms in Britain and BSA created the prototypes. It was side-fed from the right side. The pistol grip was a folding metal tube and a spare magazine could be fixed to the rear end of the weapon to form a rudimentary shoulder stock. The two return springs were mounted on rods that were visible above and below the barrel and they passed through the bolt. In 1943, Ordnance Board conducted a trial at Pendine from the 22nd of September to the 5th of October. The BSA-Andrews was among the weapons being trialed. Users complained of the flimsy stock and the overly thick body. No further action was taken.

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