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Type Assault Rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service Prototype only
Used by Soviet Union
Production history
Designer German A. Korobov
Designed 1962-1966
Manufacturer Tula Arms
Produced 1966 (TKB-059)
Number built Unknown
Variants Pribor-3B
Weight 4.5kg[citation needed]

Cartridge 7.62 x 39 mm M43
Caliber 7.62
Barrels 3
Action Gas-operated reloading
Rate of fire 1400-1800 rounds/min[1]
Feed system 90-round box magazine
Sights Iron sights

TKB-059 (ТКБ-059) was a Soviet three-barrel bullpup assault rifle, capable of fully automatic fire, chambered for the 7.62 x 39 mm round and manufactured by the Tula State Arsenal in 1966. It was based on the Pribor 3B (Прибор 3Б), a earlier experimental assault rifle with three barrels.[2] Both weapons were developed by the small arms designer G. A. Korobov.

Both weapons used a tripled 7.62 x 39 mm magazine with a capacity of 90 rounds, with each barrel independently fed from the magazine. TKB-059 can be fired ambidextrously as the cartridge ejection is downwards behind the magazine area.[citation needed]

TKB-059 can now be seen at the Tula arms museum.[3]

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