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SA-01
Country of origin

Soviet Union

Manufacturer(s)

ZiD

Designer(s)

Alexander Konstantinov

Year(s) designed

1963

Weapon type

Assault rifle

Caliber

7.62x39mm

Action

Gas-operated

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

30-round detachable box magazine

The Konstantinov SA-01 is a prototype Soviet assault rifle.

HistoryEdit

The SA-01 was designed by Alexander Konstantinov who was working at ZiD at the time, who wanted to make a rifle that was comfortable in off-hand full-auto shooting. To achieve this, the SA-01 was designed as an "inverted bullpup", where the pistol grip was placed above the receiver. This design was deemed too unwieldy and radical, and as such the weapon was evolved into the SA-001, which was a more conventional weapon.

Design DetailsEdit

The weapon was fed from a 30-round box magazine. Its pistol grip was located above the receiver, making for an odd look.

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