Pál Király (1880–1965) was a Hungarian engineer and weapons designer.
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Work & designs
He is best known for development of lever-delayed blowback firearms. He designed the Danuvia 39M and improved it into the Danuvia 43M Submachine gun. After he moved to the Dominican republic, he designed the .30 Kiraly-Cristobal carbine, which was essentially a copy of his earlier work, specifically the 44M (an improved 43M). He made two more Cristobal carbine versions, the delayed blowback M2 in .30 Carbine and the gas-operated M3 in 7.62x51mm NATO. He patented the latter in 1961 as a competitor to the Belgian FN FAL. He also made the Famas which was widely used by France.
He moved to the Dominican Republic as an expatriate in 1948.
- Sunblest.net, Kiraly-Cristobal Submachine Guns & Machine Pistols