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DragunovMA
Dragunov MA
Country of origin

Soviet Union

Designer(s)

Yevgeny Dragunov

Year(s) designed

1973

Production began

1974

Production ended

1974

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

5.45x39mm

Action

Gas-operated

Overall length
  • Buttstock folded: 19.7 inches (50 centimeters)
  • Buttstock extended: 28.9 inches (73.5 centimeters)
Barrel length

8.35 inches (21.2 centimeters)

Weight empty

5.51 pounds (2.5 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

800 RPM


The Dragunov MA (Malogabaritnyy Avtomat, Малогабаритный Автомат, Compact assault rifle in English) is a Soviet prototype assault rifle.

HistoryEdit

The MA was created in 1973 to be a compact assault rifle, and was later entered a competition along with similar compact assault rifles like the TKB-0116, but ultimately lost out to the AKS-74U.

Design DetailsEdit

The rifle uses gas-operation and a top-folding buttstock.

External linksEdit

Article (in Russian)

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