MK-ARMS MK760

MK-ARMS MK760
MK-ARMS MK760

The MK-760 was first introduced in 1983 by Mike Ruplinger. He registered the corporate name as MK Arms Inc. He purchased the rights to the Smith&Wesson Model 76 and with Kenneth Domenick opened a factory in Fruithurst, Alabama. As Phoenix Firearms, doing business as, MK Arms Inc. The range of serial numbers started from MK1001 through MK1094. As a result of MK-Arms making copy of S&W 76, Soon the US Navy was placing orders for replacement parts for the earlier-made S&W Model 76's still in the military inventory. Mike Ruplinger and Kenneth Domenick went there separate ways in 1984. Kenneth moved his operations to Pamama City, Florida. And opened Southern Machine Tool & Die Co. in 1984. With the trade name of Global Weapons. Here Kenneth produced a copy of the S&W Model 76 with a model designation of M76A1. Also produce were suppressors with matching serial numbers. The serial numbers, I have so far are 71001 to 71038. Mike Ruplinger also moved to Irvine, California in 1984 and started producing this copy of the S&W Model 76. Under the MK Arms Inc logo. The serial number range for this submachine gun was S082 through S450 so far. MK Arms also made pistol and carbine configuration. MK owners have e-mailed me with P and C serial numbers. These guns may have been converted to full auto. The Gun Owners Protection Act of 1986, eliminated further manufacture of automatic weapons for civilian ownership. MK-Arms was awarded certification to produce a respectable number of submachineguns before the provisions of the 1986 law went into effect. ---------- TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR BOTH SMITH&WESSON M-76 AND MK-ARMS MK760: Cartridge: 9x19mm-Parabellum Type of Operation: Blowback Type of Fire: Selective (Full-Automatic and Semi-Automatic) Cycle Rate: 720 rpm Barrel Length: 8 inches Length: Stock Folded: 20.25 inches Stock Extended: 30.50 inches Weight: Unloaded: 7.25 lbs Loaded: 8.75 lbs Magazine Capacity: 14 rounds, 24 rounds and 36 rounds mags Front Sight: Protected Blade Rear Sight: Fixed Aperture

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