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The Shipka SMG was developed by Bulgarian company ARSENAL for police and military use, and currently is offered for

Arsenal Shipka

export. It appeared on the market circa 1996. According to some sources, it is used by Bulgarian police and security forces.

"Shipka" (named after historical place in Bulgaria) is a straightforward design, using simple blowback operation and firing from open bolt. The lower receiver along with pistol grip and triggerguard is made from polymer, the upper receiver is made from steel. Simple buttstock is made from steel wire and folds to the left side of gun. Actually this submachine gun costs 300$


  • Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov; 9x19mm Luger Parabellum
  • Weight: 2.0 - 2.2 kg without magazine
  • Length (stock closed/open): 338 / 625 mm
  • Barrel length: 150 mm
  • Rate of fire: 700 rounds per minute
  • Magazine capacity: 32 rounds (25 rounds for 9x19mm)
  • Effective range: 150 meters

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