You are likely visiting this website because you are interested in Soviet firearms history and you want to find answers to some questions. The main goal of this website is to provide accurate, confirmed information, based on sources and documents from the Russian military archives.
One of the main areas of focus will be the history of Soviet firearms - model 1891/1930 rifles, model 1938 and model 1944 carbines, Tokarev SVT-38 and SVT-40 rifles, m1895 revolvers, and PPSH-41 and PPS-43 SMGs. These were the most mass-produced and are the most discussed Soviet firearms among collectors these days.
Their history is very voluminous, and currently little explored. This subject will require extensive research and will bring many surprises. This website will also cover other Soviet firearms, in detail that depends on the amount of the archive documents that will be available to the author. This amount of archival documents is huge - so far tens of thousands of archive pages have been researched, the information found there is being prepared for publication.
The website will have two main sections, one with static content, that will provide reference information (the main part of which will be the Soviet M91/30 section), the other will be a Patreon blog that will be available to subscribers.
The proceeds of the small cost of subscription will go towards conducting further archival research, which are quite expensive for a single person. Crowdfunding will allow for the possibility to pull currently undiscovered, dust covered archival documents with valuable information. That information will be analyzed, excerpts will be provided to the subscribers.
Previously access to such information was unavailable to the majority of people, but now you have possibility to familiarize yourself with and learn new facts about Soviet firearms production history, which are based on primary sources.
Very few people know about the existence of these pistols, which were an interesting part of Russian firearm history. In 1905, Sergey Alexndrovich Prilutskiy, student of the Realschule, sent his sketches of a semi-auto pistol to the Main Artillery Directorate... Read more
A week ago I received the first batch of documents that were ordered from the Russian archives using the financial resources gathered with Patreon. One of the volumes that I partially ordered is related to the M1895 revolver initial production period in Tula. The volume contains 348 pages and covers the years 1897-1904.... Read more
The Soviet Union faced the German invasion with one main model of man portable flamethrowers - the ROKS-2. The “ROKS” abbreviation means "Backpack flamethrower, designed by Kluyev and Sergeev". The "2" in the abbreviation is the model number. At the current moment there.... Read more
Sudaev PPS42 & PPS43 submachine guns
In addition to new scope and mount models for sniper rifles, the Soviet military industry created several trial scopes (based on the PU scope design) with rangefinding reticles, which were supposed to improve a sniper’s performance. The first scopes with these reticles were created in 1942 ... Read more
Because of a very high demand for firearms, caused by huge losses during the early stages of the war, some civil factories were reconfigured to produce firearms. The majority of these factories produced SMG’s, which were relatively simple in production compared to other types of firearms. Among all these factories there is one that's worth mentioning specifically... Read more
he PPS-43 SMG is one of the most recognizable Soviet WW2 firearms. Its design, mainly made from stamped metal parts, was much simpler in production compared to the earlier PPSH-41 SMG. In addition to the main PPS-43 model, many trial PPS models were created in 1943-1945... Read more
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Reference area provides interesting information about different Soviet firearms and devices, their markings, variations and manufacturers. At the current moment only some sections are finished, but later reference area will be updated with information about other firearms.
You already can find interesting articles on the M91/30 rifles and M38/M44 carbines subject, also about Tokarev SVT-40 rifles, PPS SMG's, some military optics devices.