Taiwanese Special Forces Fielding A New Rifle


Dubbed the Multi-Utilization Special Rifle (MSR), Taiwan’s 205th Arsenal of the Material Production Center(MPC) has high hopes for its new 5.56mm MSR. The weapon borrows from several external sources including the AK-74. Although the bolt design is simpler than the AK-74, the MSR like the AK-74 will have just two locking lugs as opposed to the multiple lugs of the AR patterned rifles.


The MPC also has ambitions to export this rifle, which is a significant departure from Taiwan’s long standing policy of “ no exports of military equipment.”

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