Kalashnikov Concern gun consultants have put an iconic WWII-era PPSh-41 submachine gun by means of a stress check, making an attempt to destroy it with steady full-auto capturing. The 78-year-old weapon, nonetheless, didn’t surrender simply.
The famend gun maker produced a brand new video in its ‘Destroyers of Weapons’ collection. Unlike earlier ones, Kalashnikov didn’t put one in every of its personal weapons by means of a full-auto torture, testing a real traditional as an alternative – a legendary wartime PPSh-41 submachine gun, designed by Georgy Shpagin again in 1941.
A whopping 913 7.62×25mm Tokarev rounds, packed in field and drum magazines, have been ready for the check to attempt to put the veteran of a gun to a fiery demise. Yet, the submachine gun – that was manufactured again in 1942 – chewed by means of all of them, experiencing troubles solely with the final 71-round drum.
The points have been apparently linked to the journal itself – the PPSh mags weren’t very dependable and sometimes weren’t interchangeable between completely different weapons.
The solely change within the gun’s habits, that the knowledgeable famous, was a rise in its charge of fireplace across the 500th spherical, when the PPSh apparently obtained all warmed up. The post-test examination confirmed that the gun sustained no injury in any respect and was prepared for extra after cooling off a bit.
Over six million items of PPSh-41 have been produced by the Soviet Union throughout WWII and it turned essentially the most used submachine gun of the struggle. While the gun was fairly heavy and never very wieldy by fashionable requirements, it was considerably extra appropriate for cell infantry warfare than traditional bolt-action rifles and carbines which have been the principle weapons of the Soviet Army when the struggle started. In 1945, over a half of all of the Soviet squaddies have been armed with PPSh submachine weapons.
A really thick barrel (corresponding to a barrel of an AKM), a minimal of contact metallic and picket elements, and use of a fairly weak pistol spherical make this iconic gun just about indestructible. The solely technique to make it jam, apparently, is to shoot so many rounds that powder discharge blocks the barrel utterly. And strive to not bash your enemies too laborious with it, in order to not break the classic gun into items.
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