Pistol Md. 1998
|Pistol Md. 1998|
|Place of origin||Romania|
|Used by||Romanian Intelligence Service|
|Manufacturer||Uzina Mecanică Sadu|
|Weight||1.2 kilograms (42 oz)|
|Length||250 millimetres (9.8 in)|
|Barrel length||163 millimetres (6.4 in)|
|Action||retarded bolt recoil, free bolt recoil|
|Rate of fire||600-700 RPM|
|Muzzle velocity||385 metres per second (1,260 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||50 metres (160 ft)|
|Maximum firing range||200 metres (660 ft)|
|Feed system||Magazine, 20 rounds|
|Sights||mechanical, adjustable rear sight|
Pistolul model 1998, also known as Dracula, is a machine pistol designed and manufactured by Uzina Mecanică Sadu of Romania. It was designed in 1998 and since 2003 this weapon has been used by Brigada Antitero București (Bucharest Anti-terrorist Brigade) of the Romanian Intelligence Service.
The pistol is similar in construction and operation to the Stechkin APS automatic pistol. However instead of a shoulder stock, Pistolul Md. 1998 has a rail under the muzzle which allows a spare magazine to be attached as a forward grip.
Pistolul Model 1998 is equipped with a mechanical rear sight, with an adjustable drum for distances of 25, 50, 100 and 200 meters. Optionally, the pistol can be fitted with a target marker (laser micro collimator) or a high powered lamp (intense light spot collimator).
- Diac, Mihai, Pistoale "Dracula" fabricate la Uzina Mecanica Sadu, retrieved 2012-08-29
- Gazeta de Sud, Brigada Antitero are in dotare pistoale Dracula, retrieved 2012-08-29
- Uzina Mecanică Sadu, Automatic Pistol 9mm, retrieved 2012-08-29
- Uzina Mecanică Sadu, Technical Data, 9x19mm Parabellum, retrieved 2012-08-29