Oddball Donbass hush puppies
ARES has an interesting piece up about the cottage industry suppressed weapons appearing in the Donbass in use by Russian separatists which is odd because Uncle Putin hasn’t had a problem supplying these proxy little green men with all of their needs up to and including advanced missile systems.
Still, curious hoglegs:
One of the weapons, dubbed ‘Deaf-mute Aunt Tanya from Donbas’, appears to be a modified Russian TT-33 type self-loading pistol which has been converted to chamber the 9 x 18 Makarov cartridge with the addition of a newly-manufactured barrel. This barrel is threaded to accept a suppressor.
Then there is a subgun series that ARES says:
This particular weapon appears to be a derivative of a submachine gun produced in the early 1990s at the Zavod Arsenal plant in Kiev, and is possibly a continuation of this production by separatist forces. The weapon can be seen fielded by a separatist fighter with the suppressor and wire stock removed. A smaller submachine gun which is also shown appears to incorporate an integrally-suppressed barrel unit. Such a configuration reduces overall length whilst still incorporating a suppressor of a useful and effective size.