MTs - (Мodel TsKIB SOO)
MTs 3 Rekord
- MTs-3 - 22 Short - The MTs-3 Rekord (Sheptarsky frame or MC-3) was conceived by Soviet target shooter and world champion Peter Sheptarsky to participate in the 25m rapid fire pistol matches. The type of competition relied heavily on speed and as a result Sheptarsky idea was to put the bore of the rifle lower, in line with the shooters hand to eliminate bore muzzle flip. Sheptarsky concept received state support in 1954 and development was given to TsKIB SOO. The pistol was produced between 1954-1961, with only 125 ever being made. In 1956 it won a silver metal at the Olympics in Melbourne by the shooter Yevgeny Cherkasov in the Men's Rapid Fire Pistol 20m competition. Soon afterwards rules were changed and which prevented the pistol from competing. The rule being "The axis of a gun barrel shall not be lower than the upper part of the shooter's wrist." After the ban several were engraved and given to the Soviet Government and some were gifted to dignitaries. The pistol is based on the Margolin target pistol, developed by Mikhail Margolin, but what makes the MTs-3 rather unique is the magazine is inserted from the top of the grip. The slide, barrel, and hammer are all upside down from what a traditional pistol arrangement would be and is still very unique in its design.
- The MTs 5 is a double barreled over and under shotgun designed and manufactured by TsKIB SOO since 1950. It featured a walnut stock, which you could get with a cheek piece, a walnut forend, and decorative engravings. The MTs 5 hunting shotguns could be equipped with an optical sight, either the P.O.T. (3.5x) or the TO-4 (4x). It was the first soviet firearm that could be equipped with an optical sight sold as a civilian sporting weapons. In 1965 the price of a new MTs 5 was 350-400 Rubles and according to an official state from TsKIB SOO it was the most durable and reliable civilian weapon ever made in the USSR. (At the time of this claim there had been several MTs 5 that had withstood 100,000-150,000 rounds without breaking.) In June 1981 the price was 250-600 rubles depending on the configuration. After the MTs 105 was developed, the MTs 5 was discontinued.
- MTs 5-01 - Hunting double-barreled rifle with 600mm barrels (.22 LR and 6.5mm rifle cartridge) it was equipped with 3.5× optical sight P.O.T.
- MTs 5-02 - Hunting rifle with 600mm barrels (.22 LR and 7.62×54mmR) it was equipped with 4× optical sight TO-4
- MTs 5-09 - Hunting rifle with 600mm barrels (.22 LR and 9×53mmR barrels).
- MTs 5-12 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (32 gauge smoothbore barrel and .22 LR rifled barrel)
- MTs 5-14 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (28 gauge smoothbore barrel and .22 LR rifled barrel)
- MTs 5-15 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (20 gauge smoothbore barrel and .22 LR rifled barrel) it was equipped with 2× optical sight
- MTs 5-18 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (16 gauge smoothbore barrel and .22 LR rifled barrel)
- MTs 5-20 - 20/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 675mm barrels
- MTs 5-24 - Combination gun with 600mm barrels (28 gauge smoothbore barrel and 9×53mmR rifled barrel)
- MTs 5-26 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (20 gauge and 6.5mm rifle cartridge)
- MTs 5-27 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (20 gauge and 7.62×54mmR)
- MTs 5-28 - 28/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 675mm barrels
- MTs 5-32 - 32/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 675mm barrels
- MTs 5-35 - Combination gun with 675mm barrels (20 gauge smoothbore barrel and 5.6×39mm rifled barrel)
- MTs 105 - next model
- MTs 6 - 12 gauge - The MTs 6 is a double barreled high quality custom hunting and skeet shotgun that was designed and manufactured by TsKIB SOO in 1948. The shotguns were used by the Soviets in shooting competitions, including the Olympics. It is an over and under hammer design featuring a smoothbore chambered in 12 gauge. They had a walnut stock, which could be equipped with a cheek pad and a walnut forend, with some of them coming engraved.
- MTs 6-12 - 12 gauge hunting shotgun with 750mm barrels and two triggers
- MTs 6-16 - 16 gauge hunting shotgun with 750mm barrels and two triggers
- MTs 6-20 - 20 gauge hunting shotgun with 750mm barrels and two triggers
- MTs 106 - next model
- MTs 7 - Various - The MTs 7 is a double barreled custom hunting shotgun and combination rifle. It was designed and manufactured by TsKIB SOO since the late 1950s. The first version of the rifle, the MTs 7-1, was marketed as a target rifle for competition shooting, but was later redesigned in 1960 and has been sold as a high quality hunting weapons. The MTs 7 custom guns are among the most expensive hunting rifles ever made in the USSR with prices going as high as 1800 rubles by 1987. In the 1990s the MTs 7-17 was to be released but after the fall of the Soviet Union and the economic crises that followed afterwards all prices of the rifles were greatly reduced. All the MTs 7 rifles had walnut stocks and forend, with some being engraved. They could be equipped with an optic, the PS-4x34, which was made by the Zagorsk Optical-Mechanical Plant.
- MTs 7-1 - first model, 6.5mm target rifle with 750mm barrels and diopter sight
- MTs 7-01 - second model, 6.5mm hunting rifle with 600mm barrel
- MTs 7-02 - third model, 7.62×54mmR hunting rifle with 600mm barrels
- MTs 7-0 - 7.62×51mm hunting rifle with 600mm barrels
- MTs 7-09 - 9×53mmR double-barreled hunting rifle with 600mm barrels
- MTs 7-12 - a 12/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 750mm barrels
- MTs 7-12S - a version of MTs 7-12 shotgun with new trigger mechanism
- MTs 7-17 - a combination gun (12 gauge smoothbore barrel and 7.62×54mmR rifled barrel)
- MTs 7-20 - a 20/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 675mm barrels
- MTs 8 - 12,20 gauge - The MTs 8 is a double barrel over under hammerless shotgun designed by TsKIB SOO in 1953. It was designed to be a skeet shogun, and was used by Soviet teams in shooting competitions, such as the ISSF World Shooting Championships and the Olympics Games. It was a successful shotgun. In Oct 1962 at the 38th World Shooting Championships in Cairo, Soviet shooter N. D. Durnev, armed with MTs 8 shotgun, set an world record, hitting 200 of 200 targets. In Sept 1981, the price of a standard MTs 8 shotgun, without including the price of a second pair of barrels, was around 700 rubles. It featured a walnut stock, which a cheek pad could be attached, and a walnut forend, as well as engravings. There are a few MTs 8 shotguns with a third barrel, but were produced in very limited numbers.
- MTs 8-1 - First model, a skeet shotgun with 750mm barrels
- MTs 8-2 - Second model, with different trigger mechanism
- MTs 8-3 - Third model, MTs 8-1 with second pair of 675mm barrels
- MTs 8-4 - MTs 8-2 with second pair of 675mm barrels
- MTs-21 - 12,16,20 Gauge - The MTs-21 is a semi auto shotgun designed between 1956-1958 by VA Nikolaev and manufactured by TsKIB SOO. It was the first Soviet designed and manufactured semi auto shotgun. It won a golden medal at the Leipzig Trade Fair in 1965. The shotgun could hold 4+1.
- MTs-21-21 - 12 Gauge - In 1965 the manufacture of the shotgun switched over to the TOZ (Tula) and this was the main version of the shotgun and by 1988 was the most common semi auto shotgun in the Soviet Union with the second being the Browning Auto 5. In 1981 several options were available. A detachable ring sight and custom guns were made to order. The base price of the shotgun was 335 Rubles. There has been an estimated 300,000 21-12 shotguns produced.
- MTs-21-12R - This was a MTS-21-12 with a rubber recoil pad on the stock.
- MTs 22-12 - Chambered in the 12x65mm shotshell, only one prototype was made in 1960
- MTs 30 - various - The MTs 30 is a high quality custom hunting combination rifle. It was designed between 1960-1971 by M. I. Skvortsov, A. P. Glinskiy, and I. P. Korneychev. It was manufactured by TsKIB SOO. The first time the rifle was shown published pictures of a new experimental three barrelled rifle. The pictures were published in Oct 1960. The MTs-13 was announced in Aug 1961. After the rifle went through testing and trails in 1979, the MTs 30-09 shotgun was shown at the VDNKh exhibition in Moscow. In Jan 1979 the price of a custom MTs 30-09 rifle was up to 2000 rubles. The rifle is rather unique in having 3 barrels, with one barrel on top of 2. It featured a walnut stock, which a cheek pad could be attached, and a walnut forend, as well as engravings. An optic sight could be equipped, either the PO-4x34 or the TO-6PM.
- MTs 30-01 - The first test prototype with two smoothbore 20/70mm barrels and one 5.6mm rifled barrel chambered for experimental cartridge. It was equipped with TO-6P optical sight
- MTs 30-02 - The second test prototype with two smoothbore 20/70mm barrels and one 6.5mm rifled barrel chambered for 6.5×38mmR round
- MTs 30-03 - Test prototype with two smoothbore 20/70mm barrels and one 7.62mm rifled barrel chambered for 7.62×38mmR round
- MTs 30-09 - Model with two smoothbore 12/70mm barrels and one 9×53mmR rifled barrel
- MTs 30-12 - Model with two 9×53mmR rifled barrels and one smoothbore 12/70mm barrel
- MTs 30-13 - Test prototype with two smoothbore 20/70mm barrels and one 7.62mm rifled barrel chambered for 7.62×38mmR round
- MTs 30-20 - Test prototype with two smoothbore 20/70mm barrels and one 5.6mm rifled barrel chambered for .22LR round
- MTs 109 - various - The MTs 8 is a double barrel over under hammerless shotgun designed by TsKIB SOO between 1968-1970 and has been in production since 1971 in limited numbers and was designed by N. S. Ryizhov and M. I. Skvortsov. The MTs 109 and MTs 111 shotguns are some of the most expensive of all the hunting firearms made in the USSR. In Oct 1981 the price of a custom MTs 109 was 1500 rubles, and in Dec 1987 the price had risen to 2100 to 3000 rubles. There has been an estimated 400 made with some high profile state leaders owning them such as L. I. Brezhnev, Nicolae Ceaușescu, A. G. Lukashenko, S. A. Niyazov and V. V. Putin.It featured a walnut stock, which a cheek pad could be attached, and a walnut forend, as well as engravings. The MTs 109 could be equipped with an optical sight.
- MTs 109-01 - A 12/70 smoothbore double-barreled shotgun with 750mm barrels
- MTs 109-01S "Sporting" - MTs 109-01 with different trigger mechanism
- MTs 109-12 - A 12/70 smoothbore double-barreled shotgun
- MTs 109-12-07 - A smoothbore double-barreled shotgun equipped with a second pair of barrels
- MTs 109-07 - A double-barreled hunting rifle
- MTs 109-09 - 9×53mmR double-barreled hunting rifle with 675mm barrels.
- MTs 110 - various - The MTs 110 is a double barrel custom hunting shotgun and rifle. It was designed and manufactured by TsKIB SOO. The rifle was produced in small numbers. It features a walnut stock, which a cheek pad could be attached, and a walnut forend, as well as engravings. The MTs 110 can be equipped with a PO-4x34 which is made by the Zagorsk Optical-Mechanical Plant. In Dec 1987 the MTs 110 cost 1300 rubles, the MTs 110-07 or MTs 110-09 was 1500 rubles.
- MTs 110-07 - 7.62×51mm hunting rifle with 600mm barrels
- MTs 110-09 - 9×53mmR double-barreled hunting rifle with 600mm barrels (6 right grooves)
- MTs 110-12 - A 12/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 750mm barrels
- MTs 110-20 - A 20/70 smoothbore double-barreled hunting shotgun with 675mm barrels
MTs 111 - 12 gauge - The MTs 111 is a double barrel custom hunting shotgun. It was designed and manufactured by TsKIB SOO and has been manufactured in small numbers since 1968. It features a walnut stock, which a cheek pad could be attached, and a walnut forend, as well as engravings. The MTs 109 and MTs 111 custom shotguns were the most expensive of all the hunting firearms sold in the USSR. In Dec 1981 the price of a custom MTs 110 was 1500 rubles, by Dec 1987 the price had jumped between 2100 and 3000 rubles.
- MTs-116 - 7.62x54r - The MTs-116 is a high power match rifle used by Russian shooting teams which have won them many international shooting matches at 100 and 300 meters.
- MTs-116M - 7.62x54r - The MTs-116M is based on the MTs-116 target rifle. The MTs-116M was developed in 1997 for law enforcement by TsKIB SOO. The rifle is manually operated and is fed from 5 or 10 round detachable magazines. The bolt has 2 locking lugs in the front of the bolt. The rifle is capable of sub-MOA accuracy with an effective range of up to 800 meters. The trigger is fully adjustable.. It has a wooden stock with an adjustable cheek riser and a bipod attached to the front of the stock. It does not have iron sights and is fitted with a scope or night vision with quick detachable mounts. The rifle is also available in 7.62x54mmR, 7.62x51 NATO, .300 Winchester Magnum, and .338 Lapua Magnum
- MTs-255 - 12 gauge - The MTs-255 was developed in the early 2000s by TsKIB SOO. It was originally produced as a sporting shotgun, but there was also a tactical version for law enforcement. The MTs-255 has a steel frame with a left swing out cylinder with a capacity of 5 rounds. The empty rounds are ejected from a plunger located in the front of the cylinder. Very typical of a revolver in design. The outside of the of the cylinders are number to let the shooter know what cylinder has what kind of round in it if they were to choose to load multiple types of projectiles. It is a DA/SA trigger with an exposed hammer. When the hammer is cocked it rotates the cylinder to the right. Hunting versions are fitted with a wooden forend with a traditionally shaped stock.
- Ts-260 - various - The MTs 260 is a shotgun designed by German Korobov in 1995. The idea was to design a shotgun that was cheap and easy to manufacture, and could be sold at an affordable price. It had no way of holding more then 1 shell at a time, thus made it a single shot, but unlike most single shot shotguns on the market that are break open, The MTs 260 required the user to remove the barrel, load the round in the chamber, and lock the barrel back in place with a spring latch. It had a very simple fire control group to add to the simplicity of the design. Another unique feature of the design was the ability to swap calibers with just a new barrel. It could be converted to 12, 16, 20 gauge, with nothing more then a new barrel. Additionally 3 different barrel lengths could be had for different purposes such as defensive use, hunting, survival, camping, etc. no word on if all 3 gauges could be had in the 3 different barrel lengths. To keep with the simplicity theme the pistol grip was nothing more then bent wire, which was part of the overall frame of the shotgun, and the butt pad was some flat steel with rubber attached to it. There was a version made with wood furniture, probably an attempt to make it more appealing to civilians. Ultimately the project never took off because there were already low cost, single shot, break open shotguns on the market, and the design of this was too crude by many peoples standards and it was questioned if the price could get below of shotguns already on the market.
- MTs-558 - 12.7×55mm STs-130, .300 Lapua Mag, .338 Lapua Mag - The MTs 558 is a bullpup marksman rifle manufactured by KBP Instrument Design Bureau in 2012 that never left the prototype stages. The rifle was designed to be a civilian version of the VKS, though it is not known that any copies have been sold. It is a lighter, simpler, more compact version of the VKS rifle it is based on while having a Picatinny rail for mounting optics.
- MTs 566 - 7.62x51 - The MTs 566 is a Russian AR-10 esk rifle chambered in the 7.62x51 NATO round. It is based on the OTs-129 sniper rifle, which in turn is based on the OTs-128 prototype light machine gun. It features a 24 in barrel, with different barrel lengths available in the future, an adjustable gas block with two settings that feed a short stroke gas piston. The bolt features 6 locking locks, very similar to the AR platform. It has a monolithic receiver made of aluminum with steel inserts where the barrel locks into place. The steel inserts are screwed into the aluminum body. While it does not have a 'quick change' barrel, the platform does allow the barrel to come out with basic tools. The magazine body is bolted to the monolithic body, and can in theory be swapped for changing calibers. The safety selector is ambidextrous and are located behind the trigger. The magazine release and bolt hold open are similar in setup to how the AR platform is. The rifle uses SR-25 style magazines. While the rifle is intended to be used with optics, having integrated Picatinny rails on the monolithic receiver, it does have folding iron sights. One unique feature of the folding rear sight is it folds into the hinge of the stock when not in use. Most likely a hold over from when it was used as a military rifle. It has a right side folding stock compatible with AR-15 style buffer tubes, so the aftermarket for stocks is limitless. The barrel is threaded for adding accessories such as muzzle brakes and suppressors.
- MTs-567 - 12.7x108mm - The MTs-567 (OSV-96 Vzlomshchik 'breaker') is a sniper rifle developed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau in the mid 1990s by Arkady Georgiyevich Shipunov and was first displayed in 1994. The key differences between the prototype rifles and the production rifles are the changes in the muzzle brake, the stock, and the carry handle. It is currently in service with the Spetsnaz and FSB, as well as other security forces in the Russian Federation. It is gas operated with a rotating bolt (4 lug). The rifle is extremely long at 1746mm (69in) total OAL with a 1000mm (40in) barrel. To save space when transporting the barrel and stock can be folded to the side giving it a folded length of 1154mm (45.5in). The stock is made of wood, but has a rubber recoil pad on the rear, but newer versions of the rifle have a polymer stock. The rifle was designed to engage lightly armored targets up to 2000 meters away and enemy behind cover up to 1000 meters. The 12.7x108 round has roughly 5 times the energy of the 7.62x54r.