Twin Port University: Assault Rifle
Background: The University was initially equipped with a variety of civilian, military and paramilitary weapons. These weapons gradually wore out and the University was forced to decide on a standard paramilitary weapon. The SKS Simonov was eventually chosen – largely for its reliability and ease of manufacture.
The University’s Engineering department recommended only 2 changes: a stamped (rather than milled) receiver and alteration to a bullpup configuration. There is an urban legend that this was because the Engineering Department was unable to resist the temptation to ‘tinker’ with the design. However, it is more likely that someone had encountered the Chinese Type 63 or Type 68 Assualt Rifles
The image above shows the standard variant – with an integral, 10-round, non-detachable magazine, but there are variants with detachable 20, 30 or even – in the case of the SAW version – 60 round magazines.
This model is the SAW variant (with 60 round magazine)