View Full Version : Pribor-3B Meroka Carbine

04-12-2007, 05:26 PM
Anyone here seen this meroka rifle before?





Man of Stoat
04-13-2007, 02:29 AM
That looks terribly interesting, tell me more.

04-13-2007, 05:21 PM
The only weapon Meroka I know is some weird CIWS defense system made in Spain.


Wolfgang Von Gottberg
04-13-2007, 07:03 PM
Wow! Triple Barreld SMG? Something tells me it jammed quite often...

Looks somewhat similiar to a German MP5. You'll probably disagree though...


04-13-2007, 11:10 PM
Actually Meroka, from German Mehrrohrkanone, means multi-barrelled gun.

The Pribor-3B was a three barreled rifle and was the Russian answer to the U.S. Project SALVO (back in 1952) rifle programme (3 or 5 barrels). German A. Korobev (no, it's not a German, it's his name) was the designer.

Developed in the 60's, it was a bullpup rifle and took the 7.62x39 round.

Pictures above are from Tula Weapons Museum in Tula, Russia. Our Russian friends might help us with more info.

Edited: Some info on SALVO might be found here: http://www.thegunzone.com/556dw.html by checking on 1952 and 1953.

06-02-2007, 03:51 PM
Found out somewhere that the brass ejects behind the magazine area, The recoil force is quite powerful it drives the bolt well far back against a buffer. The Pribor-3B's operation is related to the AN-94 Abakan rifle.