Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Deadly IzMech MP-412

Army and Weapons | Deadly IzMech MP-412 | Latest Russian development - MP412 REX (Revolver for export) has some almost unique (for today) functions - break-top design and polymer bearing frame and butt stock. Revolver has ejector that can be disabled by pressing the button at the bottom of the frame near the "break point".
The MP412 REX is a Russian double action revolver in .357 magnum break open a frame and an automatic ejector. It was designed for export (REX, Revolver for export), but never in full production due to the lack of a market. The weapon was designed by IZHMECH, the state-owned Russian Izhevsk mechanical plant, which also designed and manufactured Makarov PM semi-automatic pistol.
This gun is still in "pre-production" form - according to the manufacturer, the final decision will be made after the IWA-2001. First prototypes of the REX (Revolver for export) were shown revolver at IWA-2000 arms exhibition in Nuremberg (Germany). It is not known exactly what killed this project is quite interesting, but most likely it was a lack of market as the largest export market, the U.S. is closed for the Russian guns since the mid 1990s, due to Clinton / Yeltsyn mutual agreement .
The MP-412 is a double action revolver with break-open frame and simultaneous extraction. The bottom frame is of composite type - it consists of a steel base frame and a polymer sheath, which forms the grip and trigger guard. Polymer grip / trigger guard assembly can be removed from steel frame, if necessary. Trigger is of conventional type, double / single action with exposed hammer.
Firing pin is mounted in the frame. Barrel / cylinder group lock is on the top rear of the frame, and is operated by two buttons must be pushed inward to unlock the frame. Cylinder holds six rounds and has an automatic ejector throws the case out of the cylinder barrel once fully tilted down. If necessary, the automatic ejection feature off manually.
Specification: Type: Double Action Caliber: .357 Magnum Weight unloaded: 0.9 kg Length: 232mm (4 "barrel) Barrel Length: 102mm (4 ") or 152mm (6") Capacity: 6 rounds