Stechkin Machine Pistol

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

The Stechkin automatic pistol or APS (Avtomaticheskiy Pistolet Stechkina, Russian: Автоматический Пистолет Стечкина) is a Soviet selective fire machine pistol. It bears the name of its developer, Igor Stechkin.

This video is in Japanese. The Stechkin shoots 9mm ammo and according to Wikipedia the rate of fire is 750rds/min. It sounds faster than that to me. As you can see in the video, the Stechkin has a wooden stock similar to the Mauser C96 stock.

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  • Dale Dale on Nov 30, 2016

    Absolutely wonderful machine pistol design. One of the best if I should say. Stechkin really tried to reduce the ROF to a comfortable 700 RPM through clever mechanical solutions like the inertial rate reducer, slide delaying device and slide overtravel. Too bad it was really too specific of a weapon.

    • Demophilus Demophilus on Dec 01, 2016

      @Dale It also looks like the center of mass is well forward of the chamber and supporting hand, unlike other machine pistols (Mauser 712, VP70). And steel case 9mm Mak will stick a little in the chamber as it backs out -- you can see the bulge in ejected cases.

      So you can see how Ivan thought it would be controllable. IMHO, they didn't reckon on how much practice it would take to get there. Plus, an AK with a folding stock makes for a bigger, better hammer in most scenarios.

      Nice try, Igor!

  • BrandonAKsALot BrandonAKsALot on Dec 01, 2016

    That music plus dem guns got me all hot.

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