FARA 83

 FARA 83 assault rifle (Argentina)

Specification Value
Full text name FARA 83
Caliber cartridge 5.56x45 NATO, .223 Remington
Action type select-fire
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 1000
Length, folded, mm 745
Barrel length, mm 452
Weight empty, kg 3,95
Magazine capacity, rounds 30
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 750

FARA 83 assault rifle was developed at Argentinean small arms factory FabricaMilitar de Armas Portatiles Domingo Matheu by 1983. About 1200 rifles were produced by 1986, but further manufacture was ceased because of budgetary limitations.

FARA 83 assault rifle is gas operated weapon that uses rotary bolt locking system. Receiver is largely made from steel stampings, with trigger unit hinged to it behind the magazine housing.  The gas system was fitted with cut-off valve which permitted launching of rifle grenades using special blanc ammunition. Buttstock was made from polymer and could be folded to the side to safe the space.

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