Encyclopedia of firearms and ammunition of the XX and XXI centuries

Inertia operated

Inertia operated

Inertia operated systems are historically interesting because they first appeared in the early course of development of automatic firearms, but then were ...

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Gas operated

Gas operated

Gas operated actions, or automatic or self-loading gun systems that use high pressure powder gases to cycle the action after each shot are quite old. ...

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Recoil operated

Recoil operated

Recoil is one of earliest and most successful methods of operations for automatic firearms. It works for a surprisingly broad spectrum of weapons, from ...

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Delayed blowback

Delayed blowback

In our previous article we discussed the simplest form of the automatic gun actions, known as “blowback”, or unlocked breech action. In this article we ...

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Blowback

Blowback

Typically, firearms can be separated into the two large classes – manually operated or automatic. Manually operated guns require deliberate actions of the ...

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Tavor 7

The Tavor 7 rifle was developed by Israeli company IWI Ltd, and first displayed to public in 2017. This weapon is offered in two basic versions, military ...

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Malyuk

  Malyuk (“baby” or “youngster”) assault rifle was designed by Ukrainian company InterProInvest and is manufactured by one of UkrOboronProm factories. ...

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M17, M18 MHS

M17, M18 MHS

  The M17 modular pistol, officially adopted by US Armed forces in 2017, as well as its smaller sibling M18 compact pistol, are results of the long ...

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Type 70

  Type 70 compact pistol was developed and manufactured by North Korean state arsenals to arm high-ranking military officers and security personnel ...

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WIEGER STG 940

        Wieger STG 940 assault rifle family was devised in east Germany (DDR) in around 1985, specifically for export purposes. Based ...

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Гладкоствольное ружье TG2

TG2 (former Saiga-366)

    Kalashnikov TG2 shotgun, previously known as Saiga-366, is specifically designed and manufactured for Russian market by ...

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VPO-213-18 shotgun

VPO-213

    The VPO-213 “Vepr-1V” shotgun is manufactured by Russian company “Molot Oruzhie”. This weapon is peculiar to Russian ...

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