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Aug 31

Russian PPS-43 Submachine Gun

From the Forgotten Weapons Channel, an overview of a WWII Russian PPS-43 submachine gun manufactured in 1945. This PPS-43 will be available in an upcoming auction from Rock Island Auction Company (RIA).

PPS Submachine Gun:

  • Cartridge: 7.62×25mm Tokarev
  • Action: Blowback, open bolt
  • Rate of fire:
    • 600-700 rounds/min (cyclic rate)
    • 100 rounds/min (effective rate)
  • Muzzle velocity: Approx. 500 m/s (1,640 ft/s)
  • Effective firing range: 100 m – 150 m
  • Maximum firing range: 200 m
  • Feed system: 35-round detachable box magazine
  • Sights: Flip rear sight, fixed blade front sight
  • Weight:
    • PPS-42: 2.95 kg (6.50 lb)
    • PPS-43: 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)
    • PPS-43: 243 mm (9.6 in)