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Degtyaryov DS-39
TypeMedium machine gun
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In service1939–1950s
Production history
DesignerVasily Degtyaryov
No. built10,000
Mass14.3 kg (32 lb) gun body
Length1,170 mm (3 ft 10 in)
Barrel length720 mm (2 ft 4 in)

Caliber7.62 mm (0.300 in)
Rate of fire600 to 1200 round/min
Muzzle velocity800 m/s (2,624 ft/s)
Effective firing range1,000 m (3,300 ft)
Feed system250 round fabric belts

DS-39 (Russian: Дегтярёва Станковый образца 1939 года, romanizedDegtyaryova Stankovyy obraztsa 1939 goda) 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 began in June, 1941, with factories converted to produce the older, more reliable PM M1910 (a WWI-era Maxim machine gun design).[1] which was in turn replaced by the SG-43 Goryunov medium machine gun in 1943.

About 200 were captured by Finland in 1941 and issued to Finnish troops.[2]


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  1. ^ "Degtyarov DS-39 - Modern Firearms". Modern Firearms. 2010-10-27. Retrieved 2018-06-21.
  2. ^ "Machine Guns, part 2". 4 November 2017.

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