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Video—I Have This Old Gun: Russian PPSh 43 Submachine Gun

The lesser-known cousin of the famous PPSh 41, the stamped-steel, 7.62x25 mm-chambered PPSh 43 submachine gun was the real hero of World War II for many Soviet troops. With a slower cyclic rate, and a half-pound lighter thanks to the exchange of a wood stock for a metal one, the PPSh 43 was more portable, controllable and easier produced than its better recognized predecessor. For more on this historic firearm, check out this recent segment of "I Have This Old Gun", from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.  

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