In my collection is stored a set of 16 cards with the Soviet small arms. I decided to scan one side of the image. The text on the back of postcards, translated by my friend -
- specially for you.
1) Automatic rifle Simonov, model 1936 (AVS-36), 7.62 mm
The first Soviet mass automatic rifle, which was an improved model of experimental rifles in 1931. Sword bayonet, which can be rotated on 90 ° relative to the axis of the barrel, used as additional support for automatic firing. Muzzle brake is screwed on the barrel to reduce recoil.
Weight in firing position - 4.82 kg. Combat rate: single fire - 25 rounds per minute bursts - 40 rounds per minute Magazine capacity - 15 rounds. Sighting range - 1500 meters.
2) Self-loading rifle Tokarev, model 1940 (SVT-40), 7.62 mm
Competitive testing of self-loading rifles were held in the USSR in 1938. Weapons of FV Tokarev won during these tests. In the future (according to the operation of SVT-38 in the army), some improvements have been made in the design of SVT-38, resulting in the fighting qualities of the rifle improved. From July 1940 wide production of SVT-40 started, it lasted until 1945. In the years 1940-1942 sniper version of this rifle was manufactured with telescopic sight PU.
Weight in firing position - 4,51 kg. Combat rate - 25 rounds per minute Magazine capacity - 10 rounds of ammunition, sighting range - 1,500 meters.
3) Self-loading sniper rifle Dragunov, model 1963 (legendary SVD), 7.62 mm
This rifle was developed in 1958-1962. To engage targets rifle equipped with telescopic sight PSO-1. The shooting cartridges is improved accuracy, created VM Dvoryaninov, V. Sabelnikov and PF Sazonov. If necessary, a bayonet from AKM joins the SVD.
Weight in firing position 4.7 kg. Combat rate - 30 rounds per minute. Magazine capacity - 10 rounds. Sighting range - 1,300 meters.
© Publisher "Art", Moscow, USSR, 1985
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