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Firearm Infobox
Name, Image, type, origin
Name Shipka
Image
Type Submachine gun
Place of origin Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Service history
In service
Used by Bulgaria
Wars
Production history
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Designed 1996
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Produced
Number
Variants cal. 9x19mm Parabellum (magazine 25 rounds)
Specifications
Weight 2 to 2,2 kg without magazine
Length 338/625 mm
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Barrel length 150 mm
Diameter {{{diameter}}}
Crew {{{crew}}}
Cartridge 9x18mm Makarov
Caliber
Action blowback
Muzzle velocity
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Maximum range {{{max_range}}}
Other identifying characteristics
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Imprint {{{imprint}}}

The Shipka is a 9 mm Bulgarian submachine gun produced in 1996 by the Bulgarian company Arsenal. The name is a reference to the famous Shipka Pass, near Arsenal's Kazanlak headquarters, in the Balkans where Russian and Bulgarian troops defeated the Ottoman Empire during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, thereby liberating Bulgaria. The Shipka was developed for the Bulgarian police and military, and is widely exported.

The Shipka is a compact weapon originally intended for use by armored vehicle crews, pilots, and other shooters who might require either a close-quarter weapon or aimed shots at longer ranges.

The proto-type and pre-production versions of the Shipka were chambered in 9 mm Mauser and used a 30-round box magazine. Production versions were produced in 9x18mm Makarov.

The design is a straight forward blowback operation firing from open bolt. The lower receiver along with pistol grip and triggerguard is made from polymer, the upper receiver is made from steel. The simple buttstock is made from steel wire and folds to the left side of gun.

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