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Song Parodies -> "French Subgun Skeletal"

Original Song Title:

"I Put a Spell on You"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

Parody Song Title:

"French Subgun Skeletal"

Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

The postwar French MGD PM-9 was a weird bolt & flywheel version of the German MP-40 with a Skeletal stock! Designed to be a very compact SMG with folding stock and magazine, it looked more like a survival weapon. Originally chambered for stupid French 7.65mm, it was produced in 1954-55 in 9mm Parabellum. Erma (which made the MP-40 in WW2) picked up the design in 1956, but quit after producing a few prototypes meant for police. Walther later filled that order with the excellent MPL and MPK SMGs.
French Subgun Skeletal
PM-9

Louis Debuit design, new
Compact folder
For the French soldier

Featured delayed blowback
Bolt & flywheel were sound
7.65 to 9mm
Took German mags- 32 rounds
(Lots of MP-40s still around)

French Subgun Skeletal
The PM-9
For postwar clime

Just wouldn't do
So frail, so few
Carbines too
No real interest
Lacked design flair
From MGD
Erma tried to fix it

Could not be made with ease
French Subgun Skeletal
The PM-9
( Walther provided K &L MPs for Police)
http://www.forgottenweapons.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/pm9folding.jpg

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Patrick - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Just looked this one up on worldguns.ru. Very strange, and very small. Even reading the description, I can't begin to understand exactly how it worked. I guess it was sort of like winding a large clock. The 7.62x20 is a relatively low powered round, hardly in need of the complex recoil mechanism this thing used. Other than the execution of Mussolini and his mistress, I never heard of anyone being killed by this round, though the French did use it for a long time. I had a couple of the M1935A and M1935S pistols over the years, and could never get a reliable handload working in them. Beautifully made. Wish they were in the 7.65mm Browning caliber.
Rob Arndt - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
The better replacement: http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/walther5-660x487.jpg
Rob Arndt - July 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Last German SMG of WW 2, the EMP-44: http://sadefensejournal.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/emp44_1.jpg
Rob Arndt - July 14, 2015 - Report this comment
Woodstock version: http://milpas.cc/rifles/ZFiles/Submachine%20Guns/MGD%20%20ERMA%20PM-9/MGD.jpg

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