Cobra


Cobra semi-automatic carbine

 


Cobra semi-automatic carbine

 

 

Calibers

9×19

Length, overall

420 / 620 mm

Weight

2.5 kg empty

Barrel length

250 mm

Magazine capacity, rounds

25

 

Cobra semi-automatic carbine was manufactured in Rhodesia(now Zimbabwe) during the civil war of 1970s, as a personal defense weapon for civilians. It was relatively inexpensive and easy to use, due to low recoil, and it was produced and sold in significant numbers.

 

Cobra semi-automatic carbine uses simple blowback action, firing from closed bolt. It features hammer-fired trigger mechanism with cross-bolt manual safety, located behind the trigger. Receiver and grip / trigger unit frame are made from steel stampings, grip itself is made from plastic. Cobra carbine features fixed iron sights, top-folding shoulder stock and a short forend below the shrouded barrel. It uses double stack, double feed box magazines compatible with Israeli Uzi submachine guns.

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