This flat is laser cut and includes a partially precut ejector slot, front magwell tabs and correct shape. Material is 14 ga (.075) A569 hot roll steel. In addition to forming, the ejector slot is cut out and the front magwell tabs are bent in to complete the bare shell.
NO FFL or paperwork is required.
During design, emphasis was placed on simplifying production and eliminating most machining operations; most of the weapon’s parts were stamped sheet metal. These measures reduced the number of machined components to a bare minimum, cutting down machining time by more than half, to 2.7 hours of machining instead of 7.3 hours for the PPSh-41. There were also savings of over 50% in raw steel usage, down to 6.2 kg instead of 13.9 kg, and fewer workers were required to manufacture and assemble the parts. Thanks to the improvements in production efficiency, the Soviet planners estimated that the new gun would have allowed an increase in monthly submachine gun output from 135,000 units to 350,000 weapons.
|Designer||I. K. Bezruchko-Vysotsky and A. I. Sudayev|
|No. built||~2 million (USSR)|
|Variants||PPS-42, PPS-43, M/44, PPS wz. 1943/1952, Type 43|
|Mass||PPS-42: 2.95 kg (6.50 lb)|
|`||3.04 kg (6.7 lb)|
|Length||PPS-42: 907 mm (35.7 in) stock extended / 641 mm (25.2 in) stock folded|
|PPS-43:||820 mm (32.3 in) stock extended / 615 mm (24.2 in) stock folded|
|Barrel length||PPS-42: 273 mm (10.7 in)|
|Action||Blowback, open bolt|
|Rate of fire||500–600 rounds/min (cyclic rate)|
|Muzzle velocity||Approx. 500 m/s (1,640 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||100–150 m|
|Maximum firing range||200 m|
|Feed system||35-round detachable box magazine|
|Sights||Flip rear sight, fixed blade front sight|
- Soviet Union
- Finland M/44 submachine gun.
- Poland Between 1946 and 1955
- PPS wz. 43: the PPS-43 which was license-produced from 1946
- PPS wz. 43/52: pps43 with a fixed wood stock
- China– Type 54, license-produced version of PPS-43
- West Germany– In 1953, the border guards (Bundesgrenzschutz) adopted the Spanish-made DUX-53 and DUX-59 submachine guns, copied from the PPS-43 by way of the Finnish M/44.
- Vietnam – K-50M also borrowed elements from the PPS design
- Hungary – in the 1950s Hungary combined basic features of the PPS-43 with the bolt safety of the PPSh-41 in the unsuccessful M53.
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