Berkut rifle

The Berkut (Russian: Беркут, "golden eagle") is a family of semi-automatic, gas-operated hunting carbines designed and manufactured by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau of Tula. The Berkut family of rifles is available in .308 Winchester, 7.62×54mmR, and, for larger game, 9×53mmR. The wooden stock is detachable for easy storage and is available in several different styles such as semi-pistol and thumb-hole.

Berkut
TypeSemi-automatic rifle
Place of originRussia
Production history
DesignerV.P. Gryazev[1]
ManufacturerKBP Instrument Design Bureau
Produced1998 -
Specifications
MassBerkut-2/Berkut-2M1: 3.9 kg (8.60 lb)
Berkut-3: 3.8 kg (8.38 lb)[2]
Length1,130 mm (44.5 in)[2]
Barrel length620 mm (24.4 in)[2]

Cartridge.308 Winchester
7.62×54mmR
9×53mmR[2]
Feed system5 round box magazine
10 round SVD box magazine[3]
Sightsopen sight, scope

Variants

  • Berkut-1 ("Беркут-1") – 7.62×39mm.
  • К-93 ("Беркут-2" and "Беркут-2-1") – .308 Winchester.
  • Berkut-3 ("Беркут-3" and "Беркут-3-1") – 9×53mmR.
  • Berkut-4Беркут-4»)

Sources

  • Беркут // А. И. Благовестов. То, из чего стреляют в СНГ / ред. А. Е. Тарас. Минск, «Харвест», М., ООО «Издательство АСТ», 2000. стр.561
  • Карабин самозарядный К-93-1. Паспорт К-93.00.000 ПС

References

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