From the history of the Kalashnikov self-loading sniper rifle


Most people addicted history Soviet rifle weapons, know about the creation by Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov of the world-famous assault rifle, light and single machine gun. At the same time, his participation in the development of several other samples, including a self-loading sniper rifle, is not mentioned at all.


Work on the creation of these weapons was carried out in the USSR in the late 1950s and was completed in 1963 when the 7,62 mm self-loading rifle sniper rifle Evgeni Dragunov was adopted. Several well-known designers took part in the competition for the creation of a self-loading sniper rifle. At the initial stage of competitive testing, Mikhail Timofeevich also joined. Unfortunately, his sample did not reach comparative polygon tests. Meanwhile, several copies were created, tested, however, apparently, they did not satisfy even the designer with their characteristics.

In the video presented by Kalashnikov Media, the head of the funds department of the military-historical artillery museum Ruslan Chumak will talk about the external shape and the "stuffing" of the Kalashnikov self-loading sniper rifle, as well as why she would not be able to qualify for high-precision weapons.

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  1. svp67 25 February 2020 18: 58 New
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    Unfortunately, his sample did not reach the comparative field tests.
    Alas, but I think that fortunately ... SVD is still better and significantly.
    The tests took place from January 26 to April 11, 1960, but officially they were called quite ordinary - "Tests of the experimental 7,62-mm self-loading sniper rifles of Konstantinov (2B-V-10 No. 8 and 9),

    Dragunova (SSV-58 No. 05 and 06)

    and Simonov (SHS Nos. 124 and 125)

    with optical sights (PSO and PSO-1) developed by the plant number 69 "
    1. beeper 25 February 2020 22: 06 New
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      hi In these photos it is clearly visible that the rumor about the arms is really right. winked
      The fact that Alexander Semenovich Konstantinov donated his store, well-developed (more reliable in the supply of “welded” cartridges of 7,62x54 mm and in production than the Tokarevsky SVT store, whose characteristic shape is at the store of the competitive prototype SVD), to a colleague and his good friend -Evgeny Fedorovich Dragunov-for his sniper rifle-winner of the competition, the future SVD.
  2. Amateur 25 February 2020 19: 14 New
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    AK - 7.62x39, without welt. Sniper 7.62x54 R (with welt). The locking unit for the cartridge with and without welt is different. The man’s statement that “inside is the same AK” is in doubt.
    1. Catfish 25 February 2020 19: 51 New
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      Victor, you inattentively watched the video, the presenter just mentioned the difference in the locking unit in connection with the use of a cartridge with a welt on the sleeve.
      1. Amateur 25 February 2020 19: 53 New
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        Maybe. After the words "inside the same AK" did not look further. drinks
        1. Catfish 25 February 2020 19: 54 New
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          It happens that I myself sometimes rush to conclusions. With the past! drinks
  3. Undecim 25 February 2020 20: 30 New
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    "... as well as why she couldn’t qualify for precision weapons."
    Because, in fact, it was an enlarged Kalashnikov assault rifle with some changes associated with the use of a more powerful cartridge with a sleeve with a welt.
    Therefore, by definition, she could not show the characteristics corresponding to high-precision weapons in terms of accuracy.