Шипка (Shipka) (Болгария)

Shipka SMG in 9×18 Makarov.



Specification Value
Full text name Шипка (Shipka) (Болгария)
Caliber cartridge 9x18 Makarov PM, 9mm Luger - 9x19 Luger / Parabellum
Action type semi-automatic
Trigger type sa
Overall length, mm 625
Length, folded, mm 338
Barrel length, mm 150
Weight empty, kg 2-2.20
Magazine capacity, rounds 25, 32
Cyclic rate of fire, rounds/min 700

The “Shipka” SMG was developed by Bulgarian company ARSENAL for police and military use, and currently is offered for export. It appeared on the market circa 1996. According to some sources, it is used by Bulgarian police and security forces.

“Shipka” (named after historical place in Bulgaria) is a straightforward design, using simple blowback operation and firing from open bolt. The lower receiver along with pistol grip and triggerguard is made from polymer, the upper receiver is made from steel. Simple buttstock is made from steel wire and folds to the left side of gun.