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|Dokuro-Chiyen MAR Model 1900|
|Type||Miniature Automatic Rifle (Submachine gun)|
|Place of Origin||Cyprum Xecuii|
|Used by||Cyprum Xecuii|
|Wars||Sri-AMEN War, The Unknown War|
|Designer||Dokuro Umikite & Chiyen Oshimada|
|Manufacturer||Cycuiian State Armaments|
|Number Built||1,000,000 +|
|Variants|| Model 1894
Model 1898 Model 1900 Model 1906 Model 1907
|Barrel Length|| Unknown
|Cartridge||8 x 20 Cycuiia Short|
|Action||Closed & Open Bolt Blowback (Mod. 94-06 / Mod. 07-... respectively)|
|Rate of Fire||300 round/min|
|Muzzle Velocity||350 - 380 m/s|
|Effective Range||200 meters - common range|
|Feed System||20 or 30 round detachable magazine, or a 60 round drum (Model 1900 & onward)|
A mass produced firearm created by Cycuiian State Armaments for use by the Cycuiian Armed Forces. It's primary users within the military consist of close assault platoons, civil guard units stationed in urban surroundings, vehicle crews, skirmishers, logistics personnel, and management personnel.
After the War for Voerdish Sovereignty, field officers came to a conclusion, stating that while current close quarters weapons fielded by the military did the job well, there were many instances where range(shot)guns and lever-action 'quick firing' rifles did not work effectively in suppressing enemy forces. Soldiers that survived the war claimed that enemy forces often took advantage of the inherent slow firing rate of the weapons (along with an infantryman's 'stress' at pumping/cocking and re-aiming a shotgun or lever-action) to escape, or to make a counter attack.
After hearing the complaints of soldiers, several research teams were giving funding to develop a prototype weapon which could address the various concerns. One team, headed by Dr. Dokuro Umikite and Warrant Kommandant Chiyen Oshimada found a solution in the form of a "Miniature Automatic Rifle". The weapon was a miniaturized automatic rifle mechanism (inside of a newly modeled, 'carbine sized' frame) adapted to fire handgun rounds. Both the armaments board and higher officers welcomed the design; the small structure allowed for any one soldier to equip it, the handgun round could be fired both in bursts and full automatic with negligible recoil, and, it was reasonably easy to maintain.
On the 30th of August, 1894, manufacturing of the MAR began. Recent developments (as of 1907) include a switch to an open bolt design to increase simplicity and automatic fire capability, at a cost of accuracy (which in the case of an automatic weapon, was not of too much concern to the developers.)