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URU Submachine gun

The Mekanika URU is a Brazilian submachinegun created by Olympio Vieira de Mello and mass built by the Mekanika Industria & Comercio in 1974. It is being used by the Brazilian police and the national guard.


The URU submachine gun was designed in Brazil by Olympio Vieira de Mello in 1974-75. The production of the new submachine gun was commenced at the company Mekanika Indústria e Comércio Ltda, Rio de Janeiro, in 1977. Total production of the URU submachine guns for Brazilian Military and police between 1977 and 1985 is estimated at about 10 thousands guns.

The Mekanika URU submachine gun is a simple blowback weapon which fires from open bolt. It is capable of semi and full-automatic fire, and combination safety / fire mode selector lever is located on the left side of the trigger unit. The receiver and barrel jacket are made from steel tube, the trigger housing and magazine well / forward grip are made from steel stampings. Gun is equipped with side-folding metallic buttstock. Sights are fixed, comprising of rear aperture and front post, factory zeroed for 50 meters range.




Caliber 9x19mm Parabellum or .38 ACP
Weight 3.9 kg empty
Length (stock closed/open) 456 / 689 mm
Barrel length 175 mm
Rate of fire 750 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity 30 rounds

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