This is the fourth entry into our series on the Polish Beryl assault rifle. This is the Karabinek wz. 1988 Tantal.

This is the fourth entry into our series on the Polish Beryl assault rifle. This is the Karabinek wz. 1988 Tantal.

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The Tantal was first designed from 1981 to 1988. It is an obvious design based on the well known AK 47. This rifle was not entirely successful and less than 25,000 were produced. It was issued to select forces of the Polish army from 1991 to 1994.

Here are the specs from Wikipedia. Please remember that Wikipedia is not always accurate concerning details and specs.

Kbk wz. 88 Tantal
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin Poland
Service history
In service 1991–2005
Used by Poland, Iraq
Production history
Designer OBR Radom
Designed 1981–1988
Manufacturer Łucznik Arms Factory
Produced 1991–1994
Number built ~25,000
Variants Kbkg wz. 1974, skbk wz. 1989 Onyks
Specifications
Weight 3.69 kg (8.14 lb)
Length 943 mm (37.1 in) stock extended / 748 mm (29.4 in) stock folded
Barrel length 432 mm (17.0 in)
Cartridge 5.45x39mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 700 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 880 m/s (2,887 ft/s)
Effective range 100–1,000 m sight adjustments
Feed system 30-round detachable box magazine
Sights Rear sight notch sight on sliding scale, front post

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