SAF Carbine 9 mm 2A1,OFB Sub-Machine Gun(Silent Version), Indian Armed Forces

SAF Carbine 9 mm 2A1,OFB Sub-Machine Gun(Silent Version), Indian Armed Forces

SAF Carbine 9 mm 2A1,OFB Sub-Machine Gun(Silent Version), Indian Armed Forces

SAF Sub machine Gun Carbine 9 mm 2A1 is manufactured by Indian Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) at Kanpur.It is basically the licence product and variant of Sterling Sub-machine gun which is manufacutred by British Army.It is the Silent Version of Sub Machine Gun Carbine 9 mm 1A1.

Basic Design

Basic design is same to that of SAF Submachine Gun cadridge 9mm 1A1.It is constructed entirely of steel and plastic and has a shoulder stock, which folds underneath the weapon. Although of conventional blowback design firing from an open bolt. The bolt has helical grooves cut into the surface to remove dirt and fouling from the inside of the receiver to increase reliability.In addition it is fitted with a silencer unit at the front of the barrel which is easily replaceable.


Sub-Machine Gun 9 mm, Carbine 2A1 is a special purpose weapon for use in clandestine roles. It is operated by spent case projection or blow back action. The sound of explosion is effectively reduced by expansion of gases through the drilled holes of the barrel and is controlled through the silencer unit. When fired, it produces only the mechanical sound of moving parts. It is a light-weight easy to handle weapon, capable of automatic firing.


Calibre 9 mm
Length with Butt 902 mm
Length with Folded Butt 698 mm
Length of Barrel 198.12
Bore Dia High –
Bore Dia Low –
8.89 mm
8.814 mm
Nos. of Grooves 6
Twist Right Hand
Pitch of Rifling 1 turn in 250 mm
Weight of Weapon with loaded Magazine and Sling 4.76 Kgs
Weight of Weapon with Empty Magazine 4.00 Kgs
Type of sight used with Range Setting
Fore Sight Adjustable Fore Sight
Back Sight Aperture Peep Type
Range Setting 91.44 M to 182.88 M
Effective Range 27.34 M (30 Yds)
Maximum Range 91.44 M (100 Yds)
System of Operation Blow back self loading type
Type of Magazine BOX
Magazine capacity 34 Rounds
Weight of Empty Magazine 0.280 Kg
Weight of Full Magazine 0.688 Kg
Cyclic Rate of fire per minute 150 rounds
Rate of Fire single per minute 68 rounds
Type of Bayonet used Nil


Contact To Buy

Marketing & Export Division
Ordnance Factory Board
Ayudh Bhawan
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, India.

Tel: 0091-33-2248 9027 / 2248 2103 / 2248 5077-80
Fax : 0091-33-2248 1748/2210 8235
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