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The M3 was an American .45-caliber submachine gun adopted for U.S. Army service on 12 December 1942, as the United States Submachine Gun, Cal. .45, M3. The M3 was chambered for the same .45 round fired by the Thompson submachine gun, but was cheaper to produce, lighter, and more accurate. The M3 was commonly referred to as the "Grease Gun" or simply "the Greaser," owing to its visual similarity to a mechanic's grease gun.

M3 submachine gun in Joe SteeleEdit

Mike Sullivan found the M3 or Grease Gun superior to his M-1 in the close-quarter fighting he was facing in the Pacific theater. The principle was simple, spray around a lot of lead and you would hit something dangerous to you. He picked one up on Iwo Jima and used it for the rest of World War II.[1]


  1. Joe Steele, pg. 303, HC.