The SA 26 is a Czechoslovakian designed submachine gun that is part of a larger series of submachine guns introduced in 1948. The series included four other firearms: the SA 23, SA 24, SA 25, and the SA 26. Designed primarily by Jaroslav Holecek, this series is the best known of Czechoslovakian design.
The SA 26 features a folding metal stock as well as fixed wood stock. Using 7.62x25mm Tokarev ammunition, the SA 26 utilizes 32-round magazines instead of the 24 and 40 round magazines issued with the SA 23 and SA 25. The SA 26 was redesigned to fire 7.62x25mm Tokarev ammunition standard for the Soviet type pistol ammunition. It is still seen today in various countries with the SA 23 and 25 being more common.