DS-39

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DS-39
DS39 machine gun 1.jpg
Degtyaryov DS-39
Type Medium machine gun
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1939 - 1950s
Production history
Designer Vasily Degtyaryov
Designed 1930
Number built 10,000
Specifications
Weight 14.3 kg gun body
Length 1,170 mm
Barrel length 720 mm

Cartridge 7.62x54mmR
Action Gas-Operated
Rate of fire 600 to 1200 round/min
Muzzle velocity 800 m/s (2,624 ft/s)
Effective firing range 1000 m
Feed system 250 round fabric belts
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DS-39 (Russian: Дегтярёва Станковый образца 1939 года) was a Soviet medium machine gun, designed by Vasily Degtyaryov, that was used during the Second World War. The work on the gun's design began in 1930, and it was accepted by the Red Army in September, 1939. About 10,000 were made from 1939 to 1941, but the weapon was not successful in service and its production was discontinued after the German invasion of June, 1941, with factories converted to produce the older, more reliable Russian M1910 Maxim machine guns.

About 200 were captured by Finland in 1941 and issued to Finnish troops.

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