Lanchester Mk. I

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Lanchester Mk. I - 9x19mm
Lanchester Mk. I*, later model with fire selector removed and simplified rear sight - 9x19mm

The Lanchester Mk. I submachine gun was a British copy of the German Haenel-Schmeisser MP28/II. It saw some service in the early years of World War II, mostly used by Home Guard and Naval units, but most land British forces used either Lend Lease Thompsons or Sten Guns.

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); 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
1984 (aka 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

Video Games

Game Title Modifications Notes Release Date
Karma Online 2011


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

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