ID numberRELAWM30622.001
Collection typeTechnology
TitlePrototype Owen Sub-machine Gun
Object typeFirearm
MakerOwen, Evelyn Ernest
Place madeAustralia: New South Wales, Port Kembla
Date made1939
Physical description
  • Metal
  • Wood
DescriptionOwen Sub-machine Gun .22 Prototype. This weapon has been home made from mainly .22 (short) calibre rifle parts but has a 'wheel' drum magazine operated by a coil spring, that takes 44 cartridges and has a trigger made from a piece of spring steel above the stock wrist.
SummaryThis weapon was made by Evelyn Owen as prototype to the later Owen sub-machine gun made at Lysaghts Factory, Port Kembla, New South Wales.