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The PPSh-41 was developed to replace expensive machined PPD-34. Reliable and cheap, it filled roughly the same niche as MP40, Sten and M2 carbine, but was issued in greater numbers. Its drum magazine holds 71 rounds (Tokarev 7.62x25 aka Mauser .30). Later, 35-round stick magazines became more common.
PPSh submachine  gun
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Burp gun
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Bottom view


Ready for kicking butt


Closed bolt


Barrel shroud

Prominent drum

Protected front sight


Trap door for cleaning kit

Flip-notch rear sight


Top ejection port

7.62x25  Tokarev aka .30 Mauser


Drum magazine holds 71
        rounds of 7.62x25


ppsh/Suomi, not Thompson was the inspiration


Subgun and extra magazine


Receiver, spare drum


Unloaded gun (Repeat visitors, I just fixed a 404 on this page)

Bill Berg maintains a superbly illustrated site about PPSh, with great images.
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