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FARA 83 assault rifle (Argentina)

 FARA 83 assault rifle (Argentina)

 

 

Caliber: 5,56x45mm
Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
Overall length: 1000 mm (745 mm with butt folded)
Barrel length: 452 mm
Weight: 3,95 kg empty
Rate of fire: 750 rounds per minute
Magazine capacity: 30 rounds

 

FARA 83 assault rifle was developed at Argentinean small arms factory FabricaMilitar de Armas Portatiles Domingo Matheu by 1983. About 1200 rifles were produced by 1986, but further manufacture was ceased because of budgetary limitations.

FARA 83 assault rifle is gas operated weapon that uses rotary bolt locking system.Receiver is largely made from steel stampings, with trigger unit hinged to it behind the magazine housing.  The gas system was fitted with cut-off valve which permitted launching of rifle grenades using special blanc ammunition.Buttstock was made from polymer and could be folded to the side to safe the space.