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Fémáru FÉG R-61 Police Pistol
Rendőrségi Pisztoly R61 Cal.9mm

A Walther PPK type aluminum alloy frame pistol
Manufactured by Fémáru Fegyver és Gépgyár, Budapest 1961-63
Caliber: 9x18mm Makarov
157mm [6.2"] long, 86mm [3.4"] long barrel
6-rd magazine
Unloaded weight: 530g, loaded: 590g

Due to the problems with the aluminum frame of the RK59 Police Pistol, the Fegyvergyár's engineers and independent metal/alloy research factories started a two-year experimentation to find the right aluminum alloy. Finally an addition of .1% Titanium to the aluminum alloy solved the wear problem. The internal wear-surfaces of the pistol were also redesigned. The resulting new model was called the R61.
This was the first succesful aluminum framed 9mm pistol.
The slide shows the model name 'R61', 'Cal. 9mmM' (M for Makarov), the Socialist Hungarian Kádár-crest, and 'FÉG' 'Budapest'.
Serial numbers are 4-digit with a letter prefix.
Original pistols had a two-tone finish.
This model was manufactured until 1963. It was replaced by the PA-63 Pistol

Design improvements of the Walther PPK by FÉG.