KK-MPi 69 submachine gun

KK-MPi 69 small-caliber submachine gun


Specification Value
Full text name KK-MPi 69 submachine gun
Caliber cartridge .22LR
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 870
Barrel length, mm 440
Weight empty, kg 3,4
Magazine capacity, rounds 15
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 700


The KK-MPi 69 small-caliber submachine gun (its full name was Kleinkaliber-Maschinenpistole modell 69) was designed in the GDR (East Germany) during the late 1960’s. It was mass-produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s as a training weapon for NVA (East German Army) recruits. Unlike most training small bore rifles, it was designed as a select-fire weapon.

Patterned externally after the Kalashnikov AKM assault rifle, which was produced in East Germany under the designation ‘MPi-KM’. The KK-MPi 69 submachine gun uses simple blowback action and fires from the closed bolt. It has an AK-type hammer-fired trigger and AK-type safety/selector lever on the right.

Furniture is made from brown plastic, and a single stack, 15-round box magazine firing .22 LR ammunition is mounted inside the shell of a 7.62x39mm 30-round AK magazine.