Cristobal M-62

Notes: This odd bird was made in the late 1960s by combining the gas system of the US M-14 rifle with the locking system of the Belgian FN FAL, plus features from a few other weapons. The stock was similar to an overgrown M-1 Carbine, with a pistol grip wrist, a short fore-end, and a sheet-steel shroud above this fore-end. The M-62 proved to be way too light in weight, owing to its metalwork constructed of thin and poor-quality steel, and it was decided to make the M-62 a semiautomatic-only weapon. Barrels were 21.25 inches long with an M-14-type flash suppressor, and they could launch US-type rifle grenades of the type the US and Europe once carried in their inventories in the 1950s and early 1960s. Sights were of the conventional ramp rear and blade front, with the rear sight being adjustable. The M-62 could take both US M-14 and Belgian-made FAL magazines. Only a few hundred M-62s were built, however; at about the same time, a lot of 5.56mm NATO-firing weapons began flooding the market at reasonable prices for even a relatively-poor island nation like the Dominican Republic, and the Dominicans decided to equip their troops and police with those instead. The M-62 remains an interesting, though unexceptional battle rifle.

Twilight 2000 Notes: In the Twilight 2000 timeline, surviving M-62s ended up being handed out by the Dominican government to loyal civilians and citizenís militias.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

M-62

7.62mm NATO

3.91 kg

20

$1033

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

M-62

SA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

68