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Egyptian Hakim



The Hakim rifle is a semi automatic, gas-operated rifle that was developed in Egypt in the mid-20th century. It was produced by the Maadi Company and named after the Egyptian ruler, Hakim bi-Amr Allah.

The development of the Hakim rifle began in the 1940s, when Egypt sought to modernize its military. The rifle was designed to be a lightweight, accurate, and reliable weapon. The design was based on the Swedish AG-42 rifle, but with modifications to suit the needs of the Egyptian army. Specifically the cartridge. The AG-42 had a 6.5x55mm cartridge, but Egypt had a enormous stockpile of 7.92x57mm Mauser ammunition from WWII and chose to take advantage of it and modify the cartridge. The Hakim rifle has a long and slender barrel, with a blade front sight and an adjustable rear sight. The rifle's gas system is a direct impingement system. This design makes the rifle highly reliable, even in adverse conditions. It also featured a fixed, non removable muzzle brake to reduce the recoil of the more powerful 7.92 cartridge. The Hakim has a ten round detachable box magazine, but is designed to be loaded from the top in five-round stripper clips.

The Hakim rifle was first used in combat during the Arab-Israeli War of 1948. The rifle was also used by the Egyptian army during the Suez Crisis of 1956, and the Six-Day War of 1967. It was also exported to a number of other countries, including Sudan and Syria. The Hakim rifle remained in service with the Egyptian army until the 1970s, when it was gradually phased out in favor of more modern rifles.

Origin: Egypt
Manufactured: 1950s
Manufacturer: Egyptian Ministry of Military Production

Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle

Caliber: 7.92x57mm Mauser
Barrel Length: 638mm (25.1")
Action: Bolt-Action

Magazine Capacity: 10 Round Magazine


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