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Old June 24, 2011, 06:09 AM   #12
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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"But its not very durable."

The PPSh was noted for it's simplicity, reliability, and durability, especially in the unbelievably harsh Russian winters and in the hands of virtually untrained conscript troops.

It would overheat quickly -- that's a factor of its small caliber, high-intensity cartridge and its very high rate of fire. But, it was meant to be fired in short bursts, and the bolt stayed locked back between shots, allowing more rapid cooling.
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