COMBLOCCommunist Bloc
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These guns sported a black enamel finish and Combloc furniture.
The front end of the mil771e device and the front bayonet lug will accept a standard ComBloc wire-cutter-type bayonet.
Soon they expanded out from selling only traditional ComBloc calibers like 7.62x39mm, 5.45x39mm and 9x18mm Makarov to also selling American favorites like .223, 9x19, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP.
The bolt operated smoothly, Combloc surplus magazines inserted and locked into place easily, and the trigger was very good.
The SG 510-3 was chambered for the 7.62x39mm ComBloc cartridge with a shorter barrel that was produced as a prototype only for the Finnish army, which rejected it in favor of a Kalashnikov-type.
Why select this old Combloc cartridge over the darling of the shoot-quiet crowd?
round for the AR platform; utilize existing magazines to their intended capacity; create a cartridge that matches 7.62x39mm ComBloc ballistics; have adequate barrier penetration; have acceptable sound reduction and flash suppression; and accomplish this in a relatively lightweight envelope with a low recoil impulse.
After the G3 was perfected, HK engineers rechambered the gun to fire the Combloc M43 7.62x39mm round followed soon thereafter by a 5.56x45mm version.
The Hakim was eventually totally redesigned and the result was an unusual carbine called the Rasheed, which was chambered for the 7.62x39mm ComBloc round, as the Kalashnikov series was coming into Egyptian service.
Caption: Contestants in Dabbs's impromptu test included, from left to right, the Israeli Uzi, the German MP5, the Italian Beretta 38A, the US M4, and the Combloc AKM.
Unlike the Soviet and ComBloc models though, the Galil is a bit more refined.