Molot-Oruzhie

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Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant "Molot"

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About

Vyatskie Polyany Machine Building Plant "Molot" ("Molot" means "Hammer") is a Soviet/Russian firearms and firearm accessories manufacturer based in the city of Vyatskie Polyany in the Kirov Oblast. It was established in 1941 and during World War II was the main manufacturer of PPSh-41 submachine guns. In the post-Soviet era it operated as Molot-Oruzhie Ltd or Molot Firearms LLC. It went into bankruptcy in 2012 following a lawsuit by its main metal supplier, with debts of 2.4 billion roubles (roughly US$41 million) and has been controlled by a bankruptcy holding company since then. Sale of the company was announced in March of 2017, complicated by the fact that Molot has supply contracts with the Russian government: as yet it is unclear if it was purchased, or by whom.

Specifications

Founded: 1940

Country of Origin: USSR/Russia

Products: Pistols, Submachine Guns, Machine Guns, Hunting Rifles and Shotguns, Flare Pistols, Weapon Accessories

Guns

Pistols

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
Stechkin APS 9x18mm Makarov 20 1953 - 1955 Pistol Russian Stechkin 9x18mm Makarov machine pistol 2.jpg

Submachine Guns

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
PPSh-41 7.62x25mm 35, 71 1941 - 1945 PPSH-01-SMG.jpg

Shotguns

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
Bekas 12 gauge; 16 gauge 6 1997 - 2014 Bekas 12m-1.jpg
Vepr-12 12 gauge 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 20, 25 2003 - Present Vepr-12.jpg

Rifles

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
OP-SKS 7.62x39mm 10 1945 - Present OP-SKS.jpg
Vepr Hunting Rifle Series 7.62x39mm
7.62x51mm
.30-06
5.45×39mm
5.56x45mm
7.62x54R
5, 10 1995 - Present Vepr; Vepr-308; Vepr-Super; Vepr-5.45; Vepr-Hunter; Vepr-1V; Vepr-K SOK-94.jpg
VSS Vintorez 9x39mm
7.62x39mm
10, 20 or 30 2016-present Civilian variant Vss1.jpg
Vepr-KM (VPO-136) 7.62x39mm 10 Vepr-KM.jpg
Vepr-3V (VPO-134) 7.62x39mm 10 VPO-134.jpg
VPO-209 .366 TKM 10 Vpo-209.jpg
VPO-215 "Gornostay" .223 Rem (VPO-193)
.366 TKM
5 (.223 Rem)
4 (.336 TKM)
2018 - Present VPO-193-01 (.223 Rem)
VPO-215-01
VPO-215-00
VPO-215-02
VPO-215.jpg

Machine Guns

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
RPK 7.62x39mm 40, 75 1961 - 1978 RPKS RPK lmg.jpg
RPK-74 5.45x39mm 45 1974 - Present RPKS-74, RPK-74M Soviet RPK-74.jpg
AGS-17 Plamya 30x29mm 29 1971 - 1995 Ags17.jpg
AGS-30 30x29mm 29 1995 - Present AGS-30-2.jpg

Special Weapons

Weapon Caliber(s) Capacity Produced Variants Image
SPSh-2 Flare Pistol 26.5mm 1 1944 - ? SPSh Flare Pistol.jpg


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