Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name FMK-3
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Flag of Argentina Argentina
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Service history
In service 1974-present
Used by Argentine Army
Wars Falklands War
Production history
Manufacturer Fabricaciones Militares
Produced 1974
Number 30,000
Variants FMK-5 (semi-automatic civilian variant)
Weight 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) empty
Length 523 mm (20.6 in), stock folded
693 mm (27.3 in), stock extended
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Barrel length 290 mm (11.4 in)
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Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum
Action Blowback, closed bolt
Muzzle velocity
Effective range 100 m
Maximum range
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The FMK-3 is a selective fire, blowback operated submachine gun of Argentine origin and was designed by Fabricaciones Militares in 1974. It is chambered in 9 mm, with a rate of fire of 650 rounds per minute. 20, 32, and 40 round magazines are available for the FMK-3. 30,000 were produced for the Argentine military by 1991. [1] Rarely, some variants are found with fixed stocks. The FMK-3 is also produced for the civilian market, as a semi-automatic-only version, named the FMK-5.


  1. FMK-3. Retrieved on 29 August, 2007.

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