/ ptrd anti-tank rifle
/ weight /barrel /caliber
1941 ussr 38% lb 17.3 kg 48% in 123 cm 14.5 mm
/ The PTRD was a more complicated weapon than it appeared. It had a barrel that recoiled into the stock and unlocked the bolt in the process; this was held back when the barrel returned to battery, opening the breech and ejecting the spent round. A fresh round was then introduced and the bolt closed by hand.