Sunday, March 15, 2009
Ugly Gun Sunday
The Pribor-3B, a gun of the soviet era that apparently 'fired like a minigun' by allowing a high rate of fire, but intended to be suitable for a single soldier to handle. Developed in the 60's, it was a bullpup rifle using the 7.62x39 round. Ammo supply was limited as the weapon is magazine fed.
It apparently worked but was also hard to control due to the recoil force. Cartridge ejection is downwards behind the magazine as the weapon uses a gas/recoil operaton similar to the AN94 Abakan assault rifle. Another variant of the Pribor-3B was made from AKM smilar parts to ease production.
Pictures above are from Tula Weapons Museum in Tula, Russia.