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.
Most milsurp firearm collectors try to find period correct accessories for their firearms, they enhance their look and add historical value. However, if we are talking about older Russian and Soviet firearms, the current description of their accessories available to collectors is sparse, compared to items from other countries.... Read more
October 14, 2020
October 12, 2020
Several days ago I received copies of documents from an archive volume which covers rifle and carbine production in the first half of 1942. The documents contain a lot of interesting information, I will publish it in the future. One of the main surprises for me was how much attention was paid to cleaning accessories... Read more
October 07, 2020
October 06, 2020
One of the most important aspects of firearm production in the Soviet Union was the independent control of produced firearms, weapons, and devices (which were produced according to military orders) by the Department of the Military acceptance. The military acceptance department was part of the... Read more
September 26, 2020
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
September 15, 2020
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
September 10, 2020
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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.