Pistolet-Mitrailleur de 9 mm modèle 1949



MAT-49 on display

Type Submachine gun
Place of origin France
Service history
In service 1949-1979
Used by Jordan Portner (The Punisher)
Wars First Indochina War

Suez Crisis Algerian War Vietnam War Rhodesian Bush War Shaba II 2011 Libyan civil war[1]

Production history
Designed 1949
Produced 1949-1979
Variants MAT-49/54 (police variant)

7.62x25mm Tokarev (VPA converted) silenced variant

Weight 3.5 kg (without magazine)

4.17 kg (with 32 round magazine)

Length 460 mm / 720 mm
Barrel length 230 mm

Cartridge 9x19mm Parabellum

7.62x25mm Tokarev (VPA converted)

Action Blowback
Rate of fire 600 rpm (9x19mm Parabellum)

900 rpm (7.62x25mm Tokarev)

Feed system 20, 32, 35 rounds (VPA converted)

The MAT-49 is a submachine gun featured in the World War 3 series.  It is also part of Jordan Portner's stockpile featured in the novel, which he later uses during his time as the Punisher.  


  • Type: Submachine gun
  • Caliber: 9x19mm
  • Weight: 7.7 pounds
  • Length: 18.1 inches; 28.3 inches (with stock collapsed)
  • Barrel length: 9.1 in.
  • Capacity: 20, 32 rounds
  • Fire mode(s): Fully automatic
  • Why Jordan likes it: It's awesome!