The 101 on Trujillo’s indig rifle

A while back I wrote a piece for Guns.com on the Hungarian-designed (by Pal Kiraly, who made guns for SIG back before WWII then the Danuvia 39M and 43M models of lever-delayed blowback submachine guns for the Hungarian Army during the war) .30 select fire Cristóbal carbine produced in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.

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It was a neat little rifle and some 250,000~ were made, seeing service in Cuba during ‘La Revolucion as well as in the DR for a few decades.

San Cristobal carbine on display at US Army Airborne Museum at Fort Benning. The Army captured a few of these back during the U.S. Intervention in the DR in 1965-66 (great 250-page U.S Army paper on that here http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/cgsc/carl/download/csipubs/PowerPack.pdf and click on the image to big up if you want

San Cristobal carbine on display at US Army Airborne Museum at Fort Benning. The Army captured a few of these back during the U.S. Intervention in the DR in 1965-66 (great 250-page U.S Army paper on that here) and click on the image to big up if you want

Well, I just ran across a really neat manual/sales sheet for the Cristóbal (in English!) that I thought was cool enough to share below:

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