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VSK-94 sniper rifle (Russia )

VSK-94, left side.
VSK-94, left side.

 

Same rifle, right side.
Same rifle, right side.

 

Close-up view on the receiver and controls of VSK-94. Note the safety/fireselector switch above the trigger which allows for semiautomatic and fullautomatic fire, and a folding charging handle.
Close-up view on the receiver and controls of VSK-94. Note the safety/fireselector switch above the trigger which allows for semiautomatic and fullautomatic fire, and a folding charging handle.

 

Caliber: 9x39mm SP-5, SP-6 and PAB-9 subsonic
Operation: gas operated, rotating bolt semiautomatic
Barrel: n/a
Weight: 2.8 kg less magazine and scope
Length: 933 mm
Feed Mechanism: 20 rounds detachable box magazine.

 

The VSK-94 silenced sniper rifle was developed by the KBP (Instrument DesignBureau), most famous for its high-performance GSh-series aircraft cannons, aswell as for antitank missile systems and other such "instruments".VSK-94 is actually an attempt to create a less expensive rival to the specialpurpose VSS "Vintorez" 9mm silenced sniperrifle. VSK-94 is a conversion of the 9A-91 9mm compact assault rifle, beingdifferent by having a fixed detachable skeletonized buttstock, a scope mount,and a detachable silencer. The VSK-94 retains the gas operated, rotating boltaction and the receiver of the 9A-91, and also retains its possibility to firein full auto.

The VSK-94 features a stamped steel receiver, a detachable skeleton polymer buttand polymer forearm. Telescope sights (standard is the 4X fixed) are mountingusing the standard equipment rail on the left side of the receiver. VSK-94 alsoretains flip-up open sights from 9A-91. Charging handle is attached to the boltcarrier and folds up when not in use. Threaded barrel is usually fitted withlong silencer. Feeding is from 20-round plastic magazines. VSK-94 could fire all9x39 ammunition, including SP-5 ball, and SP-6 and PAB-9 AP ammo.

VSK-94 is in use with various law enforcement organizations in Russia.