History[edit | edit source]
The K-3 was developed by the Military Industrial Department of the Armenian Ministry of Defence and unveiled in October 1996. Only 40 pre-production prototypes were assembled before the weapon system was cancelled.
Design Details[edit | edit source]
The K-3 is essentially a bullpup AK-patterned rifle. It is said to inherit all the characteristics of the AK and improves upon them, such as recoil minimization and the like. The weapon can only be fired right-handed due to the placement of its ejection port. The weapon uses standard AK iron sights, with the option of mounting a full-power optic such as the PSO-1 scope off to the side. An attachment can be fitted onto the barrel that allows the firing of rifle grenades; this attachment is no longer needed in newer versions of the K-3.
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