Korobov TKB-022 experimental assault rifle

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

1962 model

guns.ru just posted an article on the Korobov TKB-022, an early bullpup assault rifle designed by Russian gun designer G. A. Korobov.

All weapons were tested by Soviet army, but turned down on unpublished reasons (most probably becuse the gun was simple too advanced for contemporary military thinking, but also possibly because no-one at the time could tell for sure if plastic housing would hold its integrity in extreme weather conditions or during many years of storage or use).

More here.

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  • Koroves Koroves on Jul 25, 2010

    Were can I buy this wepon?

  • Coco Coco on Jul 26, 2010

    Out of imagination land... it never got beyond prototype phaze. Get a gunsmith license and build your own and I will buy one too.