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Lanchester Mk. I

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Lanchester Mk. I - 9x19mm. This gun has a fire selector removed.
Lanchester Mk. I*, later model with fire selector removed and simplified rear sight - 9x19mm
Lanchester Mk. I* with 50 round magazine - 9x19mm

The Lanchester Mk. I submachine gun is a British copy of the German MP 28/II. It saw some service in the early years of World War II, mostly used by Home Guard and Naval units, and was also issued to the (former) Polish Navy, but most land British forces used either Lend-Lease Thompsons or Sten Guns.

The Lanchester features SMLE-style furniture and a bayonet mount. Instead of a Schmeisser-system fire selector, it used a different type of fire selector, mounted in front of the trigger. However, this was subsequently almost always removed due to being considered superfluous. The later Mk. I* did not initially have it, and also differed in a simpler unregulated rear sight.

The 50 round Lanchester Mk I magazine is interchangeable with the 32 round Sten magazine.


(1941 – 1945)

  • Type: Submachine Gun
  • Calibers: 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Weight: 9.6 lbs (4.3 kg)
  • Length: 33.5 in (85.1 cm)
  • Barrel length: 8 in (20.3 cm)
  • Capacity: 32 or 50
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto (Mk.I in original configuration); Full-Auto (Mk.I*)

The Lanchester Mk. I and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Above Us the Waves German Sailors 1955
Don't Take God's Children for Wild Geese Charles' henchman 1968
How I Unleashed World War II Marian Kociniak Pvt. Franek Dolas 1970
Nineteen Eighty-Four Oceanian Soldier 1984
The Peace Hotel Chow Yun-Fat The Killer 1995
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Byung-hun Lee The Bad 2008
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Henchman 2008
Assassination Oh Dal-su Buddy 2015

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Modifications Notes Release Date
Karma Online 2011
Enlisted "Lanchester" Mk. I* with 32 round magazine 2021
"Lanchester 50" Mk. I* with 50 round magazine


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Czterej pancerni i pies Japanese paratrooper Posádka 1966-1970


Title Character Notation Date
Momotaro: Sacred Sailors British soldiers 1945

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