A widely distributed weapon in our country during the years of the national liberation struggles. The specific copy belonged to Krastyo Asenov - nephew of Hadji Dimitar, associate of Yane Sandanski and an active fighter for the liberation of Macedonia.
The rifles developed by the Czech engineer Sylvester Krnka played a major role in the Russo-Turkish War of Liberation, some of the Bulgarian militiamen also fought with them. After the Liberation, they remained in service in small quantities until the Balkan Wars.
"Manliherata" is a faithful companion of the Bulgarian warrior in four wars. NIM stores a large quantity of the various models and modifications of the Mannlicher rifles and carbines. Of particular interest today are the specimens with Bulgarian markings on the cartridge case, which show that the weapon was custom-made especially for Bulgaria.
Developed in Czechoslovakia and manufactured in Brno during the German occupation, this submachine gun was in service with the German SS units and the Bulgarian Army during World War II. The markings on the specific specimen - the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bulgaria and the monogram of Tsar Boris III show that it was made to order especially for Bulgaria.