This weapon was intended for use by riflemen in forests and urban combat. It's construction is simple cast iron and low quality steel using a simple bolt action mechanism to to fire a 50mm grenade into the enemy with an effective maximum range of about 125 meters. It weighs a bit less than a kilogram. It is fairly easy to use but while it can be reloaded with a field kit it is intended to be fired once and discarded. There are several variant including fragmentation (the most common), incendiary and concussion. Soldiers in the field have figured out a variety of booby traps using these.