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Kucher
Kucher K1
Country of origin

Hungary

Manufacturer(s)

Danuvia

Designer(s)

József Kucher

Year(s) designed

1951

Production began

Claimed to be 1953

Production ended

Unknown

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

7.62x25mm Tokarev

Action

Blowback

Overall length

33.2 inches (84.4 cm) with stock extended
20.9 inches (53.2 cm) with stock folded

Barrel length

11 inches (28 cm)

Weight

8.2 pounds (3.7 kg)

Weight empty

6.8 pounds (3.1 kg)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

35 round detachable box magazine

Cyclic rate

700 RPM

Maximum effective range

100-200m


The Kucher K1 is a Hungarian submachine gun.

HistoryEdit

The design was was based on the prototype Danuvia 44.M submachine gun made in 1944. This re-design was started by Kucher in 1949, where magazine foldability was eliminated, and the selector switch was retained for both full-auto and semi-auto fire. The K1 performed successfully during Military tests on 11 November 1951 in Táborfalva, after which it was adopted by the Defense Ministry and manufacturing was approved. The gun was claimed to have been put into service in 1953 and given the designation "53.M". It was usually referred to as the "Pénzügyõr Géppisztoly" (Treasury Guard Machine Pistol). Very few were manufactured, as a copy of the far inferior PPSh-41 was made in far more numbers.

Design DetailsEdit

The weapon uses a simple blowback mechanism to fire. It was based on the Danuvia 44.M prototype submachine gun.

ReferencesEdit

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