PPSh-41 – Iconic “Burp Gun”

Have you heard of the “Burp Gun”?, no not the Grease gun.
This Russian gun is rich with history.
The sub-machinegun was used as a close-quarter gun during WWII by the Russians against the Germans.
The Russian PPSh-41 was known to many as the “Burp Gun” due to the sound it made when fired. With an incredibly high cycling rate of around 1,000 rounds per minute, this submachine gun is incredible.
It can fire from a stick magazine that holds 35 rounds or a drum magazine that holds 71 rounds. The light, recoiling cartridge allows for very controllable firing despite the high rate of fire.
Ian from Forgotten Weapons takes it out for a spin, take a look.

This baby fires well at a high rate with great control, however has its problems.
As Ian stated this gun can use a stick magazine (35) and a drum (71). However, seems that the mag or drum has an issue fitting into the gun. You would have to find the gun that aligns well with the mag/drum.
Brief History
The PPSH-41 is a Soviet submachine gun designed by Georgy Shpagin as a cheap, reliable, and simplified alternative to the PPD-40.
The PPSh is a magazine-fed selective fire submachine gun using an open bolt, blowback action. Made largely of stamped steel, it can be loaded with either a box or drum magazine and fires the 7.62×25mm Tokarev pistol round.
The PPSh saw extensive combat use during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the major infantry weapons of the Soviet Armed Forces during World War II. Around six million PPSh-41s were manufactured. In the form of the Chinese Type 50 (licensed copy), it was still being used by the Viet Cong as late as 1970.

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May 4th, 2018 by