Interesting observation Maybe the sling was used to carry it under a coat whilst keeping arms and hands free?
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could very well be for that..this is why i love history
The strange thing is that the barrel hasn't been sawn off-that would have made it much more easily concealed-it's not like any one was going to be aiming it with any precision for long range.
looks a bit of a wrist breaker.
Here is another interesting partisan weapon identified by Adrian Stephenson as homemade...took this photo in the National Ukrainian military museum
Seems to resemble the Yugoslav M56 SMG, a variant of the MP40 in 7.62mm Tokarev-for the same sort of reasons I suppose.