Gopak Sniper Rifle



7,62×39 M43


Manually operated, bolt action

Overall length

870 mm (with suppressor)

Barrel length

? mm

Weight, empty, w/o scope

4.7 kg

Magazine capacity

5 or 30 rounds


The Gopak sniper rifle (Ukrainian: «Гопак» – Гвинтiвка оперативна портативна на базi АК; Portable AK-based rifle) is produced by the Ukrainian manufacturer, “Mayak”. Apparently intended for short range clandestine and urban work, this weapon is nothing more than an old, Soviet-made AKM rifle with gas system removed, added sound suppressor and a new stock.

The Gopak sniper rifle is a manually operated, straight-pull weapon utilizing Kalashnikov-type bolt group with rotary bolt, and Kalashnikov AKM receiver. Barrel is fitted with removable sound suppressor (silencer), and a new bipod and shoulder stock are added to the mix. The rifle features no iron sights, and the rear sight is replaced by a short length of Picatinny rail.