The A-91 is a Russian bullpup assault rifle designed by Vasily Gryazev in 1990 and produced by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau since 1991 in limited numbers.

History[edit | edit source]

The A-91 was designed by KBP designer Vasily Gryazev as a weapon which combines the aspects of an assault rifle and a grenade launcher while retaining maximum reliability. An initial prototype was created in 1990, with a large grenade launcher mounted on the top of the rifle. This proved to be rather unwieldy and as such the design was modified and the grenade launcher moved downwards.[1] The weapon is said to have since entered service with the MVD, but any other details are scant. The weapon is also marketed for export, but details on any export purchases are unknown.[2]

Design Details[edit | edit source]

The A-91 is a bullpup assault rifle with a mounted grenade launcher. The weapon ejects forward of the user, similar to the FN F2000. The weapon features a carrying handle; the charging handle is mounted underneath the carrying handle. The body is made of polymer. Early prototypes mounted the grenade launcher, dubbed the GP-95, above the barrel; this was scrapped due to poor sightline issues. The grenade launcher was moved to the bottom with the A-91M and can be removed. The grenade launcher sight is mounted off to the left of the gun. Numerous changes have been made to the design over the course of development.[2]

Variants[edit | edit source]

5.56A-91

Version chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. Intended for export.[2]

Derivative firearms[edit | edit source]

ADS amphibious rifle

Specialized version intended for use by frogmen.

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