Hungarian Weapons - FegArmy / FEG Pistols
|A Walther PPK type aluminum alloy frame pistol|
Manufactured by Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár, Budapest 1961-63
Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov
157mm [6.2"] long, 86mm [3.4"] long barrel
Unloaded weight: 530g, loaded: 590g
|Due to the problems with the aluminum frame of the RK59 Police Pistol, the Fegyvergyár's engineers and independent
metal/alloy research factories started a two-year experimentation to find the right aluminum alloy. Finally an addition of .1% Titanium to the
aluminum alloy solved the wear problem. The internal wear-surfaces of the pistol were also redesigned. The resulting new model was called the R61.|
This was the first succesful aluminum framed 9mm pistol.
The slide shows the model name 'R61', 'Cal. 9mmM' (M for Makarov), the Socialist Hungarian Kádár-crest, and 'FÉG' 'Budapest'.
Serial numbers are 4-digit with a letter prefix.
Original pistols had a two-tone finish.
This model was manufactured until 1963. It was replaced by the PA-63 Pistol
Design improvements of the Walther PPK by FÉG.