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Making Rifles In Russia

Posted on July 8, 2013 by team


The story of this factory began in 2010, rifles “Orsis” started to be made there in 2011. Today the factory makes five types of hunting and sporting rifles and guns “Glock” under the Austrian license and guns “Marocchi” under the Italian license. The most popular model of the factory is ORSIS T-5000 – it often helps officers of Russian secret service to win in shooting competitions. The factory makes 1 200 weapons annually, 60% of them are hunting ones, others are sporting.

Rifle consists of three main elements: barrel, gun group and gunstock with a butt. production process starts from barrels, workpieces are imported from the USA. They are made from special stainless steel.

First of all a special machine drills a hole, a calibre of a rifle depends on its width. Then they make 4-6 spiral cuts inside which help to stabilize the trajectory of the bullet. For this they use a special hook which is also produced here, at the factory. The rifling lead process usually lasts 3-5 hours. To make one cut the tool should enter inside 60-80 times. In the end of the process the barrel is manually polished with lead-tin lap.

Lab specialists check the barrel for defects – scrathes, cracks or rust spots. Each barrels is checked several times: after drilling, after rifling and polishing.

Larger elements of the gun group are made by eight milling machines. Each of them performs one operation only.

To make small details of a gun group (gun hammers, safety locks, triggers) they apply the technology of electroerosion. The machine cuts them slowly out of workpieces with help of electric charges. The process takes 3-4 hours and happens in the water which plays the role of dielectric medium.

Every model has its own gunstock, it makes a whole construction more rigid. Gunstocks for tactical rifles are made from aluminium, for sporting ones – from special weapon-grade laminate. Besides, the factory produces customized gunstocks from precious woods: from nutwood, for example. One workpiece of such detail may cost several thousands of dollars.

First of all a future gunstok is milled, then it is sanded manually, embossed and repeatedly oiled. A master makes 2-3 gunstoks per shift.

After testing the details are sorted and sent to the assembly area. On a package they indicate a name of a customer, weapon type and its calibre. A specialist assembles all parts of a gun group  and attach them to a barrel. Then the process of glass bedding starts. Special paste is applied on a gunstock and left to dry for twenty four hours. After the drying all metal components are pulled back out and painted while their prints left on the gunstock are used to match wood and metal.

After the painting the components are assembled again. The specialists of the technical control department inspect a ready product and conclude if a rifle is ready for shooting. Daily the factory produces 5-6 rifles.

Shooting tests are conducted by masters of international class.

via aniskin1968

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