M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG

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M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG
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This submachine gun filled National Guard arsenals after the Army replaced it with newer weapons. However, the "Grease Gun" was simple and cheap to manufacture so there are still quite a few still in use.
Damage 10 - 20
Single AP: 5, Range: 20
Aimed Attack Yes. Single AP +1(2) AP
Burst AP: 6, Range: 15, Rounds: 15
n/a
Damage type Normal
Weapon Perk None
Ammo .45 Caliber
Ammo capacity 60
Strength required 4
Type Single-handed
Possible buffs for Weapons
Deterioration Yes
Weight 3175 grams
Base price 1060 caps

It uses .45 Caliber ammunition.

Background

The "grease gun," named for its passing resemblance to the mechanical tool, was developed as a cheaper and more accurate replacement for the aging M1928 Thompson. In 1941, the U.S. observed the effectiveness of cheap all-metal submachineguns such as the German MP38/40, and decided to manufacture its own stamped-metal submachinegun in late 1942 as the M3. However, despite its cheap and efficient mechanical design, this resulted in very cumbersome maintenance for soldiers due to unconventional machining. Some of these issues were addressed with the M3A1, but many soldiers still made field modifications for ease of use and maintenance. The M3A1 variant was not actually used in World War II -- it had entered production too late. However, it was used throughout the proxy wars in Korea and Vietnam. Despite the usage issues, the gun performed well in combat.

Obtaining

The M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG can be found in the following encounters:

Other Sub-Machine Guns

Crafting Table
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Requirements Profession: Gunsmith (Small Guns): 1
Blueprints No
Resources 1 x Firewood.gif
6 x Metal trash2.gif
Tools Sttable.gif or Adv workbench.png
XP 84
Skill Small Guns
None Requirements
Can be crafted
9mm Mauser · 10mm Pistol · Red Ryder BB Gun · Shotgun
Profession:
Gunsmith (Small Guns) 1
.44 Magnum Revolver · .44 Magnum (Speed Load) · Desert Eagle .44 · Desert Eagle (Exp. Mag.) · Hunting Rifle · Scoped Hunting Rifle · Tommy Gun · M3A1 "Grease Gun" SMG · Sawed-Off Shotgun · Combat Shotgun · Grenade pistol FN 69A1
Profession:
Gunsmith (Small Guns) 2
14mm Pistol · .223 Pistol · Needler Pistol · 10mm SMG · M79 Grenade Launcher · H&K P90c · H&K CAWS · Sniper Rifle · Assault Rifle · Assault Rifle (Exp. Mag.) · FN FAL
Rare SG weapons
Can not be crafted
PPK12 Gauss Pistol · M72 Gauss Rifle · FN FAL (Night Sight) · FN FAL HPFA · H&K G11 · H&K G11E · Pancor Jackhammer · Jonny's BB Gun · Red Ryder LE BB Gun
Skill Big Guns
None Requirements. Can be crafted Flamer
Profession: Gunsmith (Big Guns) 1 M60
Profession: Gunsmith (Big Guns) 2 Light Support Weapon · Minigun · Rocket Launcher · Incinerator
Rare BG weapons. Can not be crafted Bozar · Vindicator Minigun · Avenger Minigun
Skill Energy Weapons
None Requirements. Can be crafted Laser Pistol
Profession: Energy Expert 1 Magneto-Laser Pistol
Profession: Energy Expert 2 Plasma Pistol · Plasma Pistol (Ext. Cap.) · Laser SMG · YK32 Pulse Pistol · Laser Rifle · Laser Rifle (Ext. Cap.) · Plasma Rifle
Rare EW. Can not be crafted Alien Blaster · Gatling Laser · Laser Support Weapon · Solar Scorcher · Phazer · Turbo Plasma Rifle · YK42B Pulse Rifle