Brondby 7.63mm

Calibre: 7.63mm Mauser
Barrel: N/A
Length: N/A
Weight: N/A
Magazine: 15 rounds
Country: Denmark/United Kingdom
Years: 1938

The Danish Brondby series (light machine gun, rifle, submachine gun) were sent to the UK for testing on the 8th of March 1938. The submachine gun variant was gas-operated and chambered for 7.63mm Mauser cartridges, with a magazine capacity of 15 rounds. The fire rate was 818 rounds per minute. The trials found the weapon to "show promise of being an efficient weapon of the gangster type" (submachine guns were referred to as "gangster guns" in Britain until WWII). Further trials were scheduled for the Brondby in competition with the Finnish Suomi, the Hyde .45 from the USA, the Solothurn from Austria, the Schmeisser MP-28 and the Bergmann from Germany. The trial was to compare both the weapons and the ammunition, as the Brondby was firing the 7.63mm cartridge, the Solothurn and the Schmeisser were firing the 9x19mm Mauser cartridge, the Hyde was firing the .45 ACP cartridge and the Bergmann and Suomi were firing the 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Despite this the trials were considered low priority and it is likely that they never took place.

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