American Tactical Imports GSG-5

     Notes: Imported from Germany and sold exclusively though ATI, the GSG-5 (German Sport Gun) is sort of an MP-5/HK-94 chambered for .22 Long Rifle instead of 9mm Parabellum.  The barrel has been extended to 16.25 inches, and most of this extended length is surrounded by a faux silencer to protect the long, narrow barrel.  Most of the GSG-5 looks virtually identical to the MP-5, though the shape of the pistol grip, trigger, and trigger guard are different, as is the trigger unit.  The ejection port is also much smaller than that of the MP-5.  The magazines are of the same dimensions as those of a standard MP-5, but they have clear windows in the sides allowing the shooter to see his ammunition supply; they also hold 22 rounds instead of 30.  (10 and 20-round magazines are also available.)  A clamp is available to allow two magazines to be clipped together.  Sights are essentially the same as those found on the MP-5, adjusted for the different ammunition chambering.  The standard MP-5 safeties are present, and the GSG-5 also adds a magazine safety.  The GSG-5 can be had with a fixed or folding stock; again, these stocks are virtually identical to those of the MP-5.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The GSG-5 does not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

GSG-5 (Fixed Stock)

.22 Long Rifle

2.99 kg

10, 20, 22

$222

GSG-5 (Folding Stock)

.22 Long Rifle

2.99 kg

10, 20, 22

$242

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

GSG-5 (Fixed Stock)

SA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

33

GSG-5 (Folding Stock)

SA

1

Nil

3/4

1

Nil

33

 

American Tactical Imports AK-47

     Notes: This is a faithful reproduction of the AK-47, except for the barrel length (16.25 inches), and the chambering (.22 Long Rifle).  The Model 2210 also has considerable weight differences due to its heavily polymer construction.  The standard model, the Model 2224W uses wood furniture identical to the AK-47; the gas block is further ahead than on the AK-47, which also leads to a longer exposed length of gas tube (though the gas tube is thick and strong). The magazines look like standard AK-47 magazines, but have an insert for .22 Long Rifle rounds, and the receiver and magazine well are appropriately modified.  The Model 2224 has polymer construction, but keeps the same weight as the standard Model 2224W; it has five MIL-STD-1913 rails including four on the fore-end and one atop the receiver, and the standard version comes with a vertical foregrip. The Model 2210 is similar in design to some of the late construction AK-74s, with a polymer stock, fore-end (which is longer than normal), and a polymer pistol grip; it has a rubber non-slip surface on the stock and the standard capacity is smaller, for those jurisdictions that dictate such.  The barrel is also a little longer at 16.5 inches.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The GSG AK-47 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

AK-47 Model 2224W

.22 Long Rifle

4.35 kg

24

$212

AK-47 Model 2224

.22 Long Rifle

4.35 kg

24

$215

AK-47 Model 2210

.22 Long Rifle

2.99 kg

10

$225

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

AK-47 Model 2224W/2224

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

33

AK-47 Model 2210

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

34

 

American Tactical Imports VK-22 Varmint Killer

     Notes: ATI (American Tactical Imports) is a company which has its firearms made overseas and then sells them in the US; in this case, I have not been able to find out where the VK-22 is built.  The lower receiver of the VK-22 is a standard M-16A2-type clone receiver, and the stock is an M-4-type collapsible stock.  The magazine well has been modified to accept only the proprietary magazines made for the weapon or magazines of a similar type and made for the same caliber.  The upper receiver is designed specifically for the VK-22 by Chiappa Firearms, and the upper receiver is topped by a MIL-STD-1913 rail. The handguards are standard M-16A2-type handguards, shortened for the shorter 16-inch heavy barrel.  The front sight post is retained, and the rear iron sight is a folding type which is attached to the receiver rail and folds down.  Function is essentially the same as for an M-16, and the weight is close to an M-16A3.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The VK-22 is not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

VK-22

.22 Long Rifle

3.29 kg

10, 28

$227

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

VK-22

SA

1

Nil

3/5

1

Nil

34

 

Chiappa Mfour-22

     Notes: The Mfour-22 Carbine is a reasonable reproduction of the M-4, chambered for .22 Long Rifle.  Differences included the use of a different stock (it is both sliding and folds to the right), and has a 16-inch barrel tipped by an M-16A2-type flash suppressor.  It uses magazines that are designed to look like standard Mil-Spec 5.56mm magazines, but have a .22 Long Rifle insert.  Under the gas block is a pseudo bayonet lug (it looks like a bayonet lug, but cannot be used to attach a bayonet).  Internally, the Chiappa Mfour-22 is heavily modified, and uses blowback operation instead of gas operation.  (It also does not have the return spring tube of the M-4/M-16/AR-15.)  The top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, and a carrying handle with a rear sight in it comes with that rail.  Four-point MIL-STD-1913 rails on the handguards is an optional feature, as is a folding front sight.

     Though the Mfour-22 Pistol is a pistol and not a rifle or carbine; it is included here for completeness.  The Mfour-22 Pistol has a 6-inch barrel tipped by an M-16A2-type flash suppressor, just projecting beyond the pistol’s stubby handguards.  As with the Rifle, the top of the receiver has a MIL-STD-1913 rail, and this rail extends down the top of the stubby handguard of the Mfour-22 Pistol.  The other particulars of the Mfour-22 Pistol are identical to that of the Mfour-22 rifle, except that the Mfour-22 Pistol has no stock and adding a stock is designed to be difficult (but not impossible).

     The Mfour-22 Carbine is designed from the outset to be an analog of the military M-4.  The Mfour-22 Carbine can be had as a complete rifle or an add-on upper. One big difference, however, is that the upper receiver is made from polymer instead of aluminum, making it much lighter than an M-4.  The barrel is 16 inches, of military profile and with a flash suppressor, and the magazines look like standard M-4/5.56mm magazines, but have .22 Long Rifle inserts.  The sliding stock is similar in appearance to that of the military M-4.  Other construction is as the Rifle version (which is more an SBR, legally).

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These firearms are not available in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mfour-22 Rifle

.22 Long Rifle

2.49 kg

28

$244

Mfour-22 Pistol

.22 Long Rifle

2.13 kg

28

$118

Mfour-22 Carbine

.22 Long Rifle

2.5 kg

5, 10, 28

$268

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mfour-22 Rifle

SA

1

Nil

3/5

1

Nil

33

Mfour-22 Pistol

SA

-1

Nil

2

1

Nil

11

Mfour-22 Carbine

SA

1

Nil

3/4

1

Nil

33

 

Frankonia/Ruger 10/22 Power Target

     Notes: Starting with the Ruger 10/22 as a base, the German company of Frankonia improved upon the weapon, replacing the barrel with a heavy cold-forged barrel, the stock with a laminated wooden stock which has a thumbhole pistol grip wrist and an adjustable cheekpiece.  The fore-end may have a detachable hand rest, or the same mount may be used for a bipod.  On top of the receiver there is a dovetail mount for the mounting of a telescopic sight; there are no iron sights.  The Power Target is also known as the Varminter, particularly in North America.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Power Target

.22 Long Rifle

3.3 kg

2, 10

$733

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Power Target

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

42

With Bipod

SA

1

Nil

5

1

Nil

54

 

Legacy Sports PPS-22 Puma

     Notes: Though superficially a version of the PPSh-41 in .22 Long rifle, the PPS-22 is barely a visual representation of that submachinegun.  The stock and fore-end are more reminiscent of a standard rimfire rifle, though the barrel has a shroud with “cooling” vents in it and it is fed from a 50-round drum (or 10-round or 30-round stick magazines); it can also use a number of aftermarket .22 Long Rifle magazines and drums.  The PPS-22 is an update of the original PPS .22 Long Rifle weapon of the 1980s.  It is built in Italy by F LLI Pietta, and imported to North and South America by Legacy Sports, an import company rather than an arms manufacturer.  Construction is all steel and wood, and the PPS-22 is quite sturdy and surprisingly heavy for such a spindly-looking weapon.  The 16-inch barrel, as stated above, is enclosed in a ventilated barrel shroud.  The holes are round rather than the oval holes of the original PPSh-41 submachinegun, and there are more of them.  However, like the original, the action is straight (though semiautomatic) blowback.  The fore-end is grooved to give the fingers something to hang on to.  Unlike the original, the PPS-22 fires from a closed bolt rather than an open bolt.  The PPS-22 will function with most .22 Long Rifle ammunition, but is not reliable with target velocity loads; it functions best with high-velocity ammunition.  Hollowpoints also tend to jam in the mechanism. The receiver is grooved for a scope mount, even large scopes.

     The Puma Wildcat diverges even more completely from the faux PPSh-41 look; it has a sliding skeletonized stock, synthetic furniture, a foregrip with a pair of MIL-STD-1913 rails on it, a pistol grip instead of a pistol grip wrist, and grooving for a scope mount above the receiver.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

PPS-22 Puma

.22 Long Rifle

2.49 kg

10, 30, 50 Drum

$210

Puma Wildcat

.22 Long Rifle

2.28 kg

10, 30, 50 Drum

$242

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

PPS-22 Puma

SA

1

Nil

6

1

Nil

33

Puma Wildcat

SA

1

Nil

4/6

1

Nil

33

 

Mitchell’s Mausers PPS50/22

     Notes: Though Mitchell’s Mausers is a company that primarily sells in the US, they essentially act as an import company for products from Yugoslavia and Italy.  One of these is the PPS50/22 from Italy; this is based on the styling of the PPSh-41, and looks very much like that weapon, except for the smaller caliber, and the longer barrel, surrounded by a full-length perforated cooling jacket.  The sights are derived from those of the PPSh-41, with a fixed post front and drift-adjustable rear. The wooden stock is shaped like that of its submachinegun predecessor.  The PPS50/22 can be fed, (depending on where you are) by a 10 or 30 round magazine (or a 30-round magazine blocked to allow only 10 rounds in the magazine), or a 50-round drum magazine.  Operation is basically blowback, like many rimfire weapons.  The metalwork is of steel, and 4140 SAE steel at that, with an external polished blue finish.  The manual safety is in the trigger guard.  The weapon is also drilled and tapped for a scope mount.  The stock is of ordinary hardwood, though it is finished to look like walnut.  The barrel is, of course, longer than that of the PPSh-41 to make it legal in the US, and is 16.1 inches long, with the barrel jacket stiffening, producing a bit of extra accuracy.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

PPS50/22

.22 Long Rifle

2.31 kg

10, 30, 50D

$213

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

PPS50/22

SA

1

Nil

4

1

Nil

34