The Egyptian Rashid Carbine (also known as "Rashid") is derived from the Hakim rifle, which in turn evolved from the Swedish Ljungman AG-42 series of semi-automatic rifles. The original rifles were made for the Swedish army during World War II (1939-1945), 30,000 of which entered service in 1942. The weapon is a gas-powered bolt-action rifle system that uses a 6.5x55mm native cartridge with a 10-round feed capacity.
After the war, the Egyptian government acquired rights to the rifle and purchased the necessary machining tools for local production of the type - this became the Hakim rifle of the 1950s, the main change being the now adjustable gas function and Type 7 chamber. 92x57mm Mauser. Rasheed is an evolution of Hakim, but shortened to a more manageable carbine shape.
Production was 8,000 units and the acquisition took place in 1960.
The Rasheed retains most of the functionality of the original Hakims and is a pneumatic (direct shock) weapon with a wooden stock. The carbine was lighter, weighing 9 pounds, with an overall length of 40.75 inches and a barrel of 20.5 inches.
Unlike the Hakim, the Rasheed is for the Soviet 7.62x39mm rifle cartridge, has proven body blocking capabilities, and lacks the designed full-length barrel belt. Ammunition is now fed from a detachable magazine that provides ten rounds with a spring-loaded function.
A hinged collapsible bayonet can be installed under the barrel of the AK-47 style. The shoulder rest and pistol grip are integrated into the wooden body design. The mechanism is housed in the metal center body, while the trigger retains its original Hakim shape.
Aiming was done through a 3,280-foot iron front and rear system, although the gun actually had an effective range of nearly 985 feet. As a carbine, it is typically used in skirmishes at short to medium distances, although its cartridge provides good range penetration.
The Rashid Carbine was eventually replaced by a more modern, higher performance design and is no longer in service. Its limited production numbers also make it a rarity in the firearms world, especially for collectors looking for this type.
- Close Combat (CQB) / Personal Protection
1,035 mm (40.75 in)
520 mm (20.47 in)
Before and after ironing.
Gas powered; semi-automatic
985 ft (300 m; 328 yd)
Rashid Carbine - Base Series Name