Owen Mk 1 Sub-machine Gun : Australian Army

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Port Kembla
Accession Number RELAWM30622.009
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Physical description Metal, Plastic, Wood
Location Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Aus Threat
Maker Lysaght's Port Kembla Works Pty Limited
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Port Kembla
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Owen Mk 1 Sub-machine Gun. The receiver body is stamped OWEN 9MM MK I 42 LYSAGHT P.K. AUSTRALIA PAT.PENDING. This weapon and magazine is green and yellow camouflage painted. The pistol grips are a black plastic compound and the butt is wood. A webbing sling is attached to this weapon.

History / Summary

This gun is a trials weapon and the first of its type to be camouflage painted for jungle warfare.