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Swedish "Special K"

Discussion in 'NFA & Class III Discussion' started by CorpsVet, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. CorpsVet

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    I was watching the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary last night and briefly saw a weapon that I had not thought of for years.

    During the Tet Offensive in Saigon there was a brief shot of a man in civies shooting a submachine gun known as a "Special K". They were made in Sweden.

    In my contingent we had an on again/off again fellow that was never in uniform, but sometimes wore ARVN Tiger Stripe that carried one. We always suspected he was with the CIA but that was never confirmed.

    Anyway, this was a sweet little little gun, full auto, 9mm, with 30 rd. (I think) mags. I didn't get to handle it much,but it was light and had low recoil. My recollection was that it was full auto only, but I'm not sure of that.
     
  2. MacFromOK

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    I saw that! In the Tet Offensive episode last night?
     
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    I use to be into Class III guns. Every time my dealer got one it sold like hot cakes . Anyways I beleive the S&W 76, was an American copy and didn't the Egyptian‘s make a copy...which in no way compared . Never got to shoot one.
     
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    First there was the Swedish K.
    Then there were others based on the same design.
    The Egyptian Maadi, the S&W 76, the MK-760 and the Stemple.
     
  6. CorpsVet

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    That's it Mac!
     
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    Didn't Marvin like that one?

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