POTD: AEK-919K Kashtan Submachine Gun –

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About a week ago, our Photo Of The Day article was about the DP-64 double-barreled grenade launcher made by Russian Degtyarev Plant. Today we have some nice pictures of another firearm designed by this company – the AEK-919K Kashtan submachine gun.

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The AEK-919K Kashtan is a blowback-operated select-fire submachine gun chambered in 9x18mm Makarov. The gun fires from an open bolt, has a telescoped bolt, non-reciprocating charging handle, collapsible stock and built-in drop safety. The rate of fire is 1,000 rpm. This SMG is fed from 20 or 30 round double stack detachable box magazines. The barrel has a polygonal rifling and threaded muzzle to allow attaching a suppressor. The dimensions of Kashtan SMG are as follows: length – 355mm (14″) / 500mm (19.7″) with the stock folded and extended; width – 55mm (2.15″); height – 190mm (7.5″) / 240mm (9.5″) with 20 and 30 round magazines respectively. The weight with a 20 round empty magazine is 1.8 kilograms (4 lbs). The AEK-919K Kashtan is used by ground and aerial vehicle crew members as well as special operations units of Russian Military and Law Enforcement.

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Lastly, here is a video published along with these pictures.

Images from www.zid.ru

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