Shipka SMG in 9×18 Makarov.
|Full text name||Шипка (Shipka) (Болгария)|
|Caliber cartridge||9x18 Makarov PM, 9mm Luger - 9x19 Luger / Parabellum|
|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.