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FARA 83 (Argentina)
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 FARA 83

FARA 83 assault rifle, right side

 FARA 83

FARA 83 assault rifle, left side

Caliber :   5,56x45mm NATO
Action : Gas operated, rotating bolt
Length : 1000 mm
Length folded : 745 mm
Barrel length : 452 mm
Weight unloaded : 3950 gramms
Capacity : 30 rounds
Rate of fire : 750 rounds per minute
Effective range : 300-500 meters
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FARA 83 assault rifle was developed at Argentinean small arms factory Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles Domingo Matheu by 1984. About 1200 rifles were produced by 1990, but further manufacture was ceased because of budgetary limitations.

FARA 83 assault rifle is gas operated weapon that uses rotary bolt locking system. Receiver is largely made from steel stampings, with trigger unit hinged to it behind the magazine housing. The gas system was fitted with cut-off valve which permitted launching of rifle grenades using special blank ammunition. Buttstock was made from polymer and could be folded to the side to safe the space.

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