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Akdal MKA 1919

Turkey (2007)
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The Turkish Akdal MKA 1919 is a heavily modified M16 Assault Rifle for the semi-automatic combat shotgun role.


Detailing the development and operational history of the Akdal MKA 1919 Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun.  Entry last updated on 5/22/2018; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

Akdal Arms of Turkey manufactures what appears to be nothing more than a clone of the famous American Colt M16 Assault Rifle - with its battlefield role converted to that of semi-automatic combat shotgun. Designed in 2006 with production beginning in 2007, the MKA 1919 fulfills the short-range fighting role for the modern Turkish Land Force, firing a 12-gauge shell through a gas-operated, semi-automatic action while fed from a 5-round detachable curved box magazine. Effective range is out to 50 meters with an overall weight of 7.2 lb, overall length of 38 inches, and a barrel length of 19 inches.

The MKA 1919 certainly mimics the M16 closely save for a few external differences. The shoulder stock is retained at the rear of the receiver with the identifiable carrying handle (with integrated diopter sighting device) featured over the receiver (along a section of Picatinny rail). The pistol grip is retained under the weapon near the trigger area with the magazine well just ahead of the trigger unit. Key modifications to the base system include installation of a support tube added under the barrel assembly which also houses a return spring. The bolt-release is as found on the M16 and the weapon is charged similarly prior to firing. A manual safety is very M16-esque in its execution, found along the left side of the receiver near the pistol grip section. The carrying handle (and its diopter sighting device) can be substituted to any other supported accessory as required.

Any available statistics for the Akdal MKA 1919 Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering initial year of service, country-of-origin and manufacture(s) involved in bringing the weapon to market. Other qualities showcased are related to physical values such as the internal action, available calibers / chamberings, weight and lengths. Global operators are also presented in A-to-Z format as are any model variants available to the series.
Supported Mission Types:
Frontline Issuance
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Sniper
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Suppressed/Silenced
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Anti-Material
Attachment Weapon
Aircraft-Mounted
Vehicle-Mounted
Antique/Collectors
Prototype/Development
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Origin: Turkey
Year: 2007
Type: Semi-Automatic Combat Shotgun
Manufacturer(s): Akdal Arms (Ucyildiz Arms) - Turkey
Global Operators:
Turkey
Structural - Internal Design, Dimensions, and Weights:

Operation
ACTION


System
Gas-Operated; Semi-Automatic


Operation
CALIBER(S)


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
12-Gauge


Operation
FEED


(Model / Chambering Dependent)
5-Round Detachable Box Magazine


Length
OVERALL


Millimeters
964 mm


Inches
37.95 in


Length
BARREL


Millimeters
470 mm


Inches
18.50 in


Structural
WEIGHT


Pounds (Unloaded)
7.17 lb


Kilograms (Unloaded)
3.25 kg


Ranged
Sights


Arrangement
Integrated Diopter Sighting Device (in carrying handle)

Operating Performance (Typical):

Performance
RANGE


Feet
165 ft


Meters
50 m


Yards
55 yd

Variants: Series Model Variants
• MKA 1919 - Base Product Designation