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The EMP (Erma Maschinenpistole), also known as MPE (Maschinenpistole Erma), was a German submachine gun designed by Heinrich Vollmer during the 1920s. Based on the MP 18, Volmer received funding and had his designed trialled by the Reichswehr of the Weimar Republic, despite the Treaty of Versailles forbidding the German army from developing or purchasing submachine guns. After having his financial support withdrawn and having produced only a small order of 400 guns for Bulgaria, in 1930 he sold the rights to his design to Erma Werke, which they marketed as the EMP. From 1931 to 1938, roughly 10,000 units in three main variants were produced and exported to Mexico, China and Yugoslavia, as well as to Spain who produced it under licence by the arsenal of A Coruña under the designation M41/44. Other users included the French, having obtained several thousand examples from disarmed Spanish Republicans who fled to France after their defeat in the Spanish Civil War. The SS also adopted the weapon in 1936.
Featuring a side-mounted 32 round magazine, a barrel cooling jacket and a wooden rifle stock, the EMP borrowed heavily from the MP 18 in terms of ergonomics, although specific innovations included the use of a telescoping main spring assembly and an integral vertical foregrip. Variants of the design featured a bayonet lug, removed barrel jacket and furniture modelled even more closely on the MP 18.
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