|Type||Pistol Machine pistol|
|Place of origin||Mexico|
|Manufacturer||Fabrica de Armas Zaragoza|
|Number built||1050(long version)|
|Variants||Long version,short version|
|Length||long model 155 mm,short model 102 mm|
|Barrel length||long model 59 mm,short model 41 mm|
|Cartridge||.22 Long Rifle|
|Muzzle velocity||350 m/s (1,148 ft/s)|
|Effective range||150 m|
In 1956 brothers Joseph (José) and Andrew (Andrés), Zaragoza founded the Zaragoza Arms Factory in Mexico City, near Mexico City International Airport. The first weapon made by this outfit was a single shot rifle .22 caliber.
Later, they started manufacturing the .22 caliber semiautomatic pistol Corla model, which was named in honor of two dealers who had the surnames Larios and Cordova. As for the brand logo, the letters H and Z correspond to "Hermanos Zaragoza".
The total length of this was 4 inches and featured engraving representing The Temple of the Sun at Teotihuacan and the volcanoes Popocatepetl and Iztaccihuatl. At the beginning of its production its planned name was "Azteca" in honor of the Aztecs, but the name was changed to "Corla" for the reasons explained above.
The Long Model was designed due to recoil in the short model. It was decided to remove the engraving of the volcanoes and the pyramid. Total numbers manufactured were approximately 1150 units.
End of productionEdit
Like most weapons factories in Mexico, this also disappeared after the student strike in 1967, as then-President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz made a decree to regulate firearms.
- ↑ "In Mexico". mexicoarmado.com. http://www.mexicoarmado.com/semi-automaticas/88779-pistola-zaragoza-mod-corla-hecha-en-mexico.html. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- ↑ http://historiadelasarmasdefuego.blogspot.mx/2009/05/pistola-zaragoza-mod-corla-espanola-o.html
- ↑ "History of the pistol". earmi.it. http://www.earmi.it/armi/atlas/259.htm. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
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