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AG-43 Ljungman

The AG-42, first produced in 1942 and then modified in the early 1950's to become the AG42B Ljungman is a Swedish semi-automatic rifle designed around the period of World War 2, which operated by means of a direct impingement gas system, which operated a tilting breech-block (like the FAL). The Ljungman used removable 10-round magazines, fired the superbly accurate 6.5x55mm Mauser cartridge, and later evolved into the Egyptian Hakim, once Sweden sold their machinery to the Egyptians. Eventually, the Hakim was modified into the form of a smaller rifle that fired an intermediate 7.62 Caliber cartridge, the 7.62x39mm Soviet round. This version was called the Rasheed Carbine, alternately spelled Rashid.