Been interested in those for a while.
Not really a sawed-off but still basically a short version of an AK.
>sawed off anti-tank rifle
>sawn off anti tank rifle
I raise you sawn off tank
No. The gas system is what operates the the self-loading mechanism. That gas pushes a piston that pushes a rod that pushes the bolt back and throws a cartridge out of the gun so that the bolt can come forward again and scoop up a new cartridge on its way.
I can see why they would cut it down, for concealment down a pant leg (more common with gangbangers than you think), but why cut off the bolt handle? There is no reasonable reason to do so.
The velocity should be the same as the regular rifle. The sawed off versions aren't supposed to be accurate. A lot of them were made when regular people couldn't afford pistols (they were usually for officers) so they had to find other ways to get concealable weapons.
>Why would they not cut down more of the barrel?
I don't know why, but for some reason gangland shootings with rifles generally involve a rifle with the stock cut into something resembling a pistol grip that is then hidden down the pant-leg. The reason gangsters where baggy clothes is so they don't print.
>Maybe they thought removing the bolt handle would make it semi?
I want to say that's ridiculous, but today I saw a clip of a Colorado state senator claiming that banning further production of hi-cap mags will mean that eventually all the hi-cap mags in circulation will get shot up, because mags are not reusable and you buy them with the ammunition in them and dispose of them when they're empty.
Apparently native americans did it to.
I like this thread. I bought a beater shotgun today for the sole purpose of cutting it down tomorrow.
That is a fucking PTRS with no barrel, nor gas system. Not fucking sawn off. Thats the fucking 3rd time in as many days I have seen you fucking faggots posting that thing as a sawn off...
How short can you cut these things down, I remember seeing a scene from some movie or something where the tip of the shell was sticking out of the barrel. Always wanted to do that to see what it would be like to fire.
you can get them down to about 2 3/4in. but they are beyond useless.