By Max Popenker
Captain Fedorov, a member of the Artillery committee of Imperial Russian Army General Artillery Department (GAU), began his work on self-loading military rifles around 1905. By 1911, he perfected a self-loading rifle of his own design that fired standard issue “three line” (7.62x54R) ammunition and used short-recoil operation. By 1911 and after much experimentation Fedorov […]
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