Goryunov Type Machine Guns made by Hungary
|Made by Fémárú Fegyver és Gépgyár, Budapest, Hungary|
Gas operated, Automatic fire
Muzzle velocity 865 m/s [2845 ft/s]
1300mm [51.2"] overall length
790mm [31.1"] barrel length with flash hider
4-groove rifling, right hand, 240mm/twist
Gun's weight: 13.4kg [29.5 lbs]
Stand's weight: 9.1kg
125 or 250-round metallic link belt
125-round ammo box 5.5kg
250-round ammo box 10.25kg
Theoretical Cyclic rate: 650 rpm
|This machine gun is a heavily modified version of the Soviet Goryunov SGM machine gun described below, under the '7.62 SGM Goryunov' heading.|
These modifications/improvements were made by Hungarian engineers at Fémárú Fegyver és Gépgyár, Budapest, believably under the leadership of József Kucher.
A new, easily adjustable height lightweight tripod replaced the original heavy tripod. A new flesh hider/muzzle break was installed. A pistol grip, a wood buttstock and a carrying handle was added, together with a foldable bipod to faciliate the weapon's use as a light machine gun, if necessary.
The barrel surface was ribbed for weight reduction and better cooling. The barrel holder wedge was replaced with a pin to provide faster barrel replacement.
A version of this machine gun, called KGKT, was used in the Hungarian PSZH armored vehicles as tower machine gun.
Photos courtesy of Petrohai Ferenc
The SGM (Stankovy [mounted or heavy] Modernized Goryunov) machine gun came with either a wheeled mount which could be fitted with a shield or a light tripod mount.
This machine gun was the basis for the KGK Machine Gun shown above