Poland, in it's 21st year of independence regained after 123 years has yet again to face it's aggressors. September 1st 1939 armed forces of Germany and Slovakia, followed by Soviet Union on September 17th attack Poland - all without any war declaration, breaking the non-aggression pacts and international laws.

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KBSP wz.38M (Poland)
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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader Jun 13 2011, 7:46pm says:

nice detailing

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Phenixtri
Phenixtri Jun 13 2011, 9:41pm says:

Polish semi automatic combat rifle. Too bad they were only in prototype stages by the break out of the war but who knows maybe some were actually used in combat.

It had a 10 round box magazine and was chambered in 7.92mm Mauser. It could be loaded with standard 5 round Mauser type stripper clips from the top and could accept a variety of Polish made bayonets. I don't think the box magazine was removable tho but im going to have to look that up just to be sure.

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topas
topas Jun 14 2011, 4:10am says:

Phenixtri, by September 1939 a relatively small batch has been produced and fielded. Soldiers of the Warsaw garrison received those and have evaluated them as a good weapon during the siege/defense of Warsaw. Everyone was instructed to destroy the weapon or burry it when surrounded or taken captive, not to let the technology to fall in German hands

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topas
topas Jun 14 2011, 9:00am says:

Oh, it just came to my mind that the designer of the rifle, Maroszek, claimed to have used it against German planes that attacked the train he was on. The train evacuated the facility along with staff, documentation and so-far produced rifles.

He also claims to have hit the pilot and force him to land.. but noone will ever confirm this.

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