Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

UKM-2000

UKM-2000

UKM-2000 machine gun was designed in Poland between 1998 and 2003 as a replacement for 7.62x54R Kalashnikov PKM machine guns, used by Polish army during ...

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa Modelo 1944 (Alfa 44) machine gun was designed at Fabrika de Armas de Oviedo arms factory and adopted in 1944 by Spanish army. After the war, Spain ...

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa 44, Alfa 55

Alfa Modelo 1944 (Alfa 44) machine gun was designed at Fabrika de Armas de Oviedo arms factory and adopted in 1944 by Spanish army. After the war, Spain ...

AKMSU

AKMSU

Kalashnikov AKMSU compact assault rifle was sort of a mystery among Kalashnikov weapons. Images of this gun were circulating in some firearms publications ...

Remington 870DM

Remington 870DM

Remington 870DM box magazine fed pump action shotgun was first announced in late 2017, as a further evolution of the famous Remington 870 line of shotguns, ...

Mossberg 590M

Mossberg 590M

Mossberg 590M box magazine fed pump action shotgun was first announced in early 2018, as a further evolution of the famous Mossberg 590 line of shotguns, ...

IZH-81, IZH-81K

IZH-81, IZH-81K

IZH-81 pump action shotgun was designed in 1993 by Izhevsk Mechanical Plant (IMZ), also known by its trade mark “Baikal”. It was produced by the same ...

PASAM

PASAM

PASAM submachine gun / machine pistol (Pistola Automatica e Semi-Automatica Mauser) was produced in Brazil during early 1960s as a conversion of existing ...

Balanced action

Balanced action

Balanced action in automatic firearms can be traced back to pre-WW1 era, to various attempts to create low-recoil weapons. In these attempts, designers ...

REX AKB-15

REX AKB-15

REX AKB-15 assault rifle was developed by Slovenian company AREX. First displayed in 2015, by mid-2018 it is reported to be in low rate initial production. ...

Zastava M92

Zastava M92

Zastava M92 compact assault rifle (for some reason type-classified as “submachine gun” by its current manufacturer) has been developed and produced in ...

Zastava M77

Zastava M77

Zastava M77 assault rifle has been developed and produced in former Yugoslavia since late 1970s. It was based on the Zastava M70 rifle and was intended for ...