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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 6:59pm

Bulgarian Small Arms

List
- Infantry Rifle: K31 Schmidt-Rubin; M95 Steyr-Mannlicher; K36 Radichkov, K42 Radichkov
- Submachine Gun: Steyr-Solothurn Mp34
- Sidearm: Nagant Revolver; Fabrique Nationale GP35 Hi-Power
- Light Machine Gun: MG30/ZB30 LMG, MG-42
- Heavy Machine Gun: Degtyarov - Shpagin DShK
- AT Rifle: Solothurn S-18/1000

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:00pm

M95 Steyr-Mannlicher
Type: Bolt-action rifle
Caliber: 7.92x57 Mauser, 8x50mm Rimmed, and 8x56mm Rimmed
Overall length: 1000 mm
Barrel length: 480 mm
Weight: 3,36 kg empty
Magazine capacity: 5 rounds in en bloc clip
Note: Entirely out of service by 1940, remaining stocks stored in arsenals.

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:00pm

K31 Schmidt-Rubin
Type: Bolt-action rifle
Caliber: 7.5x55mm Schmidt-Rubin
Overall length: 1105 mm
Barrel length: 652 mm
Weight: 4.20 kg empty
Magazine capacity: 6-10 rounds
Note: Most Bulgarian rifles are manufactured under license by Kazanlak Arsenal using machinery purchased from the Swiss. The K31 is the standard rifle of the Bulgarian Army.

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:02pm

STPR-36 (SK-36) Radichkov
Type: Semi-automatic rifle
Caliber: 7.5x55mm Schmidt-Rubin
Overall length: 1105 mm
Barrel length: 652 mm
Weight: 4.20 kg empty
Magazine capacity: 10 rounds
Manufacturer and developer: SIG and Kazanlak Arsenal

STPR-42 (SK-42) Radichkov
SK-36 rifle modified for easier and less expensive manufacturing.

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:02pm

Steyr-Solothurn Mp34
Type: Submachine gun
Caliber: 9x19mm Luger / Parabellum
Weight: 4,25 kg empty
Length: 850 mm
Barrel length: 200 mm
Rate of fire: 400-500 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 32 rounds
Effective range: 150-200 meters

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:03pm

Fabrique Nationale Browning Hi-Power
Type: Semi-automatic Pistol
Type: Single Action
Chambering: 9mm Parabellum
Length overall: 200 mm
Barrel length: 118 mm
Weight: 885 g
Magazine: 13 rounds

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:03pm

MG-30 Light Machine Gun
Type: Light Machinegun
Caliber: 7.92x57 mm Mauser
Weight: 8.9 kg
Length: 1168 mm
Length of barrel: 600 mm
Feeding: box magazine, 20 rounds
Rate of fire: 500 rounds/min
Note: Being replaced in service by the MG-42 and other weapons; stocks being moved into arsenals.

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:03pm

MG-42 Light Machine Gun
Type: General-Purpose Machinegun
Caliber: 7.5.55mm GP11 Swiss
Weight: 11.57 kg (25.51 lb)
Length: 1,120 mm (44 in)
Length of barrel: 533 mm (21.0 in)
Feeding: 50 or 250-round belt
Rate of fire: 1,200 rounds/min
Note: A 7.5mm machine gun developed from the MG-32 by Germany at Bulgarian request.

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Thursday, May 16th 2013, 7:03pm

DShK Machine Gun
Type: Heavy Machinegun
Caliber: 12.7x109 mm
Weight: 34 kg MG body, 157 kg on universal wheeled mount with shield
Length: 1625 mm
Length of barrel: 1070 mm
Feeding: belt
Rate of fire: 600 rounds/min
Note: Purchased from Russia.