History[edit | edit source]
The Burya was designed in the early 1970s as a weapon intended for use by the Spetsnaz; these were intended to destroy various lightly armored targets, all without giving away the position of the shooter, as well as to build on the Izdeliye D that was designed. The weapons were produced in secrecy during the 1970s, and was ultimately replaced by the BS-1 in its role.
Design Details[edit | edit source]
The Burya, in essence, is a bolt-action carbine with a five-round detachable box magazine in a bullpup configuration. The weapon can fire two different types of ammunition: a subsonic round and a 30mm grenade. The weapon can function like a normal bolt-action rifle without any attachments.
The weapon features a folding stock made of stamped steel; the muzzle cup attachment appears to have been built into the weapon by default. The lack of any manufacturer markings were intended to mask the weapon's origin in the event one was misplaced or captured.
Ammunition[edit | edit source]
The Burya could fire the 9×93mm cartridge, along with the 30mm BMYa-31 Yascheritsa (lit. "lizard") grenade. The 9×93mm cartridge was available in two forms: the PFAM Phalanga (lit. "phalanx") armor-piercing cartridge and the PMAM Mundshtuk (lit. "mouthpiece") blank cartridge, used to fire the 30mm grenade. Both cartridges featured a pusher rod and a small amount of primer; when the weapon fires, the primer pushes the piston forward, forcing the bullet out while the piston itself is jammed at the case's mouth, trapping powder gases and masking the sound.