Degtyarev Machine Guns used/made in Hungary
|Made in the Soviet Union 1926-1941, Adopted by Hungary, 1948|
Caliber: 7.62x54R. Muzzle velocity 2756 feet/sec
Gas operated, Automatic fire only, 47-round detachable drum magazine
1270mm [50"] overall, 600mm [23.8"] barrel, 11.9kg [26.2 lbs]
Tangent rear sight
Cyclic rate: 500-600 rpm
|This machine gun was adopted by the Hungarian Army upon pressure from the USSR to replace the superior, but 'politically incorrect'
Solothurn Machine Guns|
The Detgtyarev DP has its operating spring coiled on the piston rod which is seated under the barrel. The heating of the barrel caused distortion of the spring with resultant malfunctions.