Combat smoothbore weapon "Neostead"

This unusual magazine-type shotgun was developed by H. Sted, the owner of Neosted, especially for the police and the armed forces, chambered for a standard 12-gauge cartridge with a chamber length of 70 mm. The main differences of the gun are the bullpup layout, power from two magazines located above the barrel, and reloading by movement of the barrel.

The mechanisms of the gun are assembled inside a streamlined plastic stock. The barrel, bolt ("shoe") and the bolt hook are made of steel, magazine casings and other lightly loaded parts are made of aluminum alloy.

A ring sight (“host ring” type) and a front sight are mounted on the carrying handle. The length of the sighting line (200 mm) is quite sufficient for a shotgun used at short ranges. Optical or night sights can be mounted on the handle.

The width of the butt and its position on the line of the axis of the barrel bore provides better accuracy, and the general layout provides a compactness of the rifle with a relatively large total magazine capacity. The controls are collected in the central part of the weapon. Balancing allows, if necessary, to make a shot with one hand with the butt rest in the forearm. It is planned to release a model “shortened” to 550 mm with a total magazine capacity of 8 rounds.

Above the barrel are two tubular magazines for 6 rounds. The rear open ends of the magazines are covered with a half-sector swinging in the transverse plane. The half-sector position defines a lever on the top of the weapon behind the carry handle. With the middle position of the half-sector, both magazines are open and cartridges are fed from them alternately. When the lever is moved, the half-sector overlaps one of the magazines, so the shooter can choose the type of ammunition (for example, bullet or shot, shot or special "gas"). Transparent plates above the magazines allow for a visual assessment of the ammunition. To equip the magazines, the shooter presses the unlocking lever and “breaks” the gun.

Reloading is done by sliding the barrel behind the forearm back and forth. When the barrel moves forward, the barrel bore is unlocked and the spent cartridge case is ejected through the lower window. When moving backward, the next cartridge is pushed out of the magazine into the feed slot and is in front of the fixed shutter ("block"), in which it is held by the gripper. The barrel "runs over" the cartridge, while the wide ground from the bottom of the bolt enters the barrel bore and locks it, and also turns off the automatic fuse, which prevents a shot when the channel is not completely locked trunk.

Consists - a gun purchased for testing by law enforcement agencies in several countries.

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