|Physical description||Metal, Wood|
Owen, Evelyn Ernest
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Port Kembla|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Prototype Owen Sub-machine Gun
Owen 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.
This weapon was made by Evelyn Owen as prototype to the later Owen sub-machine gun made at Lysaghts Factory, Port Kembla, New South Wales.