This submachine gun was developed during 1943-44 at Tikkakoski OY, Finnish arms-making company, as a less expensive alternative to excellent but overly costly Suomi submachine gun. This weapon in fact was a reverse-engineered copy of Soviet PPS-43 submachine gun, adapted to 9×19 ammunition and used Suomi submachine gun magazines. Significant numbers of KP-44 submachine guns were manufactured at Tikkakoski factory during 1944 and 45, and these guns served with Finnish army for several decades after the war. The original KP-44 submachine gun is blowback operated, full automatic only weapon that fires from an open bolt.
Our semi-automatic KP-44′s are built from original parts kits and 100% stamped steel parts. The stock has been permanently fixed into the closed position to qualify as a pistol and are 100% ATF approved. They are available in limited quantities and can be purchased at Military Gun Supply