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TKB486
TKB-486
Country of origin

Soviet Russia

Manufacturer(s)

TsKIB SOO

Designer(s)

Igor Stechkin

Year(s) designed

1955

Weapon type

Submachine gun

Caliber

9x18mm Makarov

Action

Blowback

Overall length

15 inches (38 centimeters) with stock folded
24.1 inches (61.2 centimeters) with stock extended

Weight empty

2.87 pounds (1.3 kilograms)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

Detachable box magazine (probably holding 32 rounds)

Cyclic rate

550 RPM

The TKB-486 is a prototype Soviet submachine gun.[1]

HistoryEdit

The TKB-486 was designed in 1955 by Igor Stechkin of TKB-0146 and Stechkin automatic pistol fame. The weapon was the first submachine gun to use the 9x18mm Makarov round. It fired at 550 RPM and had admirable accuracy for its time.

Design DetailsEdit

The TKB-486 is a simple submachine gun that uses blowback to fire. The weapon has a foldable magazine similar to the Danuvia submachine gun and SIG MKMO, where the magazine folds up ninety degrees to allow for a more compact package.

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