Pistol Md. 1998

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Pistol Md. 1998
Type Machine pistol
Place of origin  Romania
Service history
In service 2003–present
Used by Romanian Intelligence Service
Production history
Manufacturer Uzina Mecanică Sadu
Produced 1998–present
Weight 1.2 kilograms (42 oz)
Length 250 millimetres (9.8 in)
Barrel length 163 millimetres (6.4 in)

Cartridge 9×19mm Parabellum
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.[1] 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.[2]


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.

The barrel is rifled, with four polygonal grooves.[3] The pistol can be fitted with a sound suppressor and the manufacturer supplies subsonic 9mm Parabellum cartridges for use with the suppressor.[4]

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).


  1. ^ Diac, Mihai, Pistoale "Dracula" fabricate la Uzina Mecanica Sadu, retrieved 2012-08-29 
  2. ^ Gazeta de Sud, Brigada Antitero are in dotare pistoale Dracula, retrieved 2012-08-29 
  3. ^ Uzina Mecanică Sadu, Automatic Pistol 9mm, retrieved 2012-08-29 
  4. ^ Uzina Mecanică Sadu, Technical Data, 9x19mm Parabellum, retrieved 2012-08-29 

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