New Generation Rifle BW-­20 from Pakistan Ordinance Factories

In 2020, POF came up with BW-­20 (Battle Weapon). “What we decided to do was retain the roller­delayed mechanism and come up with a rifle that has a more modern feel to it,” said Salman Ali who, apart from being Manager of Weapons Design at POF, is also a precision shooter which helped him refining some new components of BW-­20.

BW­20 is a roller-delayed blowback rifle just like the ones used in ARs. It is almost 30% in common with HK­G3 to reduce the production cost. The whole rifle comprises 125 parts whereas HK­G3 has more than 200 parts which clearly differentiates the design of both rifles. BR­20 uses AR­10 magazines style for ammo but the trigger and butt­stock designs are like AR­15s.

The pull handle is placed on the left side of the rifle which can be replaced on the right side under special circumstances. This rifle has an aluminum cutting lower receiver, whereas the mass-production models use polymer ones.

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POF displayed this prototype for the first time at the world defence show (WDS) in three different variants which differ in barrel length. WDS was conducted in Riyadh, KSA from 6­9 Mar. 22. The Carbine model is equipped with a 12­inch barrel, whereas a 16­inch model is a standard weapon for infantry use.

A marksman version was also placed with a 20­inch barrel. Currently, POF plans to manufacture 5. 56x45mm caliber models for the AR­15 magazines and 7.62x51mm caliber models for AK magazines and is also expected to produce semi­automatic versions for Civilian Market.

POF will be displaying BW-20 at the 11th exhibition of the International Defense Exhibition and Seminars 2022 ( IDEAS) at Karachi Expo Centre, PK from 15­-18 November 2022.

November 2022

Source: Defensetalks

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