Walther MPL Submachine Gun

Walther MPL Submachine Gun

The Walther MP was an all-stamped submachine gun developed in the late 1950s, and available in long (MPL) and short (MPK) versions. It is an open-bolt, blowback design, but uses a somewhat innovative bolt in which most of the mass is located above and in front of the chamber, to reduce bolt travel and receiver length. I found it to be a very pleasant gun to shoot, and I suspect it was largely unsuccessful in large part due to the superior marketing skills of H&K with their MP5 submachine gun.

50 Comments

  1. Robert Jensen on December 3, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Just a comment for the algorithm



  2. Joshua Taft on December 3, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Great design



  3. darian gonzalez on December 3, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Lc10



  4. Joshua summerville on December 3, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I’ll take one



  5. eze417 on December 3, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    They used these in "The Martian Chronicles" from 1980. Other than that I’ve never seen one in a film or TV play. It’s the Uzi and the MP5 mostly, and the Madsen turns up a few times too.



  6. Norrotaku on December 3, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    "D" is for "Dauerfeuer"
    basically "continous fire" or "full auto"



  7. Pavel Morozov on December 3, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    6:56 the bolt looks like a sausage filler



  8. Alexander Walker on December 3, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Ngl this badboy saved my ass god-knows how many times during early rounds on Pentagon.



  9. bertraminc on December 3, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Thats your Blade Runner 2049 blaster rifle all day long. They failed with the prop guns on 2049.



  10. Chris Porker on December 3, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    if gun companies listened to which of their old models are widely loved they could make an effort to bring them back for the civilian market.



  11. PuffyGoldenPants on December 3, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE BREAKING IN



  12. LEEKfrmdaDRØP on December 3, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    The lc10



  13. Not Graham. on December 3, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Gun Jesus, could you say a prayer for me or something so that I may find a parts kit for one of these? I’ve been looking since the video was posted lol



  14. Infamous_one™ on December 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    AKA the LC10



  15. cillian mclaverty on December 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I’ve been recommended this because of Cold War



  16. Baron Thundercunt on December 3, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    This illuminated to me why pulling that thing made my paintball gun fire much more rapidly. I guess it was just opening the hole and allowing loads of balls to continuously pour in. That is likely also why it would typically jam about 3-4 seconds after I pulled it, and fired like 30 paintballs. Man I loved doing that but it jammed it up so badly.

    FYI I am English hence why I am talking about paintball guns, and hence why they’re my closest experience of a roughly similar type of engineering.



  17. Chuck Van on December 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Very neat sub gun. It appears to be easy to use and very well made. I’d like to have one!



  18. Eralen00 on December 3, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    Anyone else disappointed these didn’t get more popular? These are my favorite SMGs in terms of aesthetics, both the MPL and the MPK



  19. ThatSlowTypingGuy on December 3, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    So this is what the Zaku 90mm is based off of.



  20. ukoze on December 3, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I served in the South African Police in a Counter Insurgency Unit from 1969 to 1973. Although I wasn’t issued with one, I had a personal issue FN FAL 7.62 mm, some members of our unit were issued with them. I have used them on many occasions and learned to strip and clean them. An excellent weapon but it lacks the hitting power of the FN.



  21. Ben on December 3, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Who is here from Cold War



  22. brody dillon on December 3, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    This gun saved my ass in nazi zombies many times



  23. M Clare on December 3, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Scratching the Hellout of the Wifes kitchen table!😃😃



  24. S-EVO on December 3, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    It’s the LC10 from Cold War



  25. Pat Fenis on December 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    This gun was waayyy ahead of it’s time. They even put an M-LOK rail up front.



  26. caleb doverspike on December 3, 2021 at 7:41 pm

    Lc10



  27. paul marvin on December 3, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    No muzzle rise whatsoever! Very impressive.



  28. belzebutterfly on December 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm

    Is it really that quiet or is it that the microphone filters the noise out?



  29. LOGAN7567 on December 3, 2021 at 7:45 pm

    Anyone search this cuz of the LC10



  30. Will Comeau on December 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Anyone else see these going for like 8 grand?



  31. LeiseKrieg on December 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    whom is here because of cold war season 2



  32. JW L on December 3, 2021 at 7:46 pm

    Does that have an integral suppressor, did you tamp down the report during the edit, or is that a really quiet gun?



  33. LeadCounsel on December 3, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    Wow, what a great video. Never knew this existed. Thanks Ian! You are top shelf and a credit to the gun community.



  34. Robert DeVito on December 3, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    9:35
    Did you just say one of the neat things about this gun is that it’s sights are sights?



  35. dgsidecars.com on December 3, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Ian, cool review. If you see a "th" in German as in Walther, just pronounce it like Walter. We don’t do the th pronunciation like the English.



  36. AlmightyTwee on December 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    This thing looks so new and so old at the same time



  37. John Tate on December 3, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Metal Gear Solid V had an SMG that was a cross between this and the MP5.



  38. C A on December 3, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I seem to recall one or two of these floating around in South African Police service in the 80`s…



  39. ter on December 3, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    amazing. Breaks apart like an AR and looks like it was made in the early 90’s tbh



  40. Wecanhelp on December 3, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    I saw this gun in No one lives forever 1 and it was my favorite ever since.



  41. Greg MacLean on December 3, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    Ah yes, the medium pulse laser



  42. Pianist Sonu on December 3, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    See this man having mpl in real life and we can’t afford it in wwh



  43. jammer lj on December 3, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    Is this the LC-10?



  44. Jeff Howard on December 3, 2021 at 7:57 pm

    D = dump that mag… E = each shot counts… 😂😂😂



  45. David Huber on December 3, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    thank you again!



  46. Magicman8508 on December 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Someway sad thast germany has very good gun smithes but also the hardest gun laws in the world.



  47. lord poo on December 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    This looks like a very controllable submachine gun



  48. Ed L on December 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    I got to shoot one years ago. It was educational



  49. misarthim 6 on December 3, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    The reason why it didn’t really catch on, I think is, that while it has pretty good start in 1963, in 1966, a certain other German SMG entered the market and since then, there was really no point to produce anything else in 9mm SMG category.



  50. Mihai Karadzic on December 3, 2021 at 8:08 pm

    Very dieselpunk style SMG.