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Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”

The Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”, known by other names depending on what part of the sector you happen to be using it in, is a compact carbine platform firing full-power rifle cartridges designed and developed by Remy Belmont before she sold the manufacturing rights off to Sakura Machinery in late YE 42, it would enter the market in early YE 43

About the Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”

Late on the eve of Yamatai’s YE 42 Year-End holiday Remy Belmont met with a representative of the Ryu-Mizumitsu Clan in downtown Kyoto, by the end of their discrete conversation the two shook hands and Ms Belmont handed over schematics for a fairly nice carbine in exchange for some shares in the corporate amalgamation1).

Nothing major, but Remy saw it as putting her foot in the clan’s door should they need to make use of her in the future.

Nomenclature Information

Statistical and classification information related to this firearm.

  • Designer: Remy Belmont
  • Manufacturer: Sakura Machinery
  • Name: Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”, J&R S132)
  • Nomenclature: SKM-W2-1A
  • Type: Chemical Projectile Propulsion
  • Role: Compact Rifle
  • Length: 19 inches, 48.7 cm
  • Weight: 8.5 lbs, 3.8 kg


The Bushi is a rather compact and efficiently designed little traditional carbine, constructed primarily from lightweight Durandium Alloy. It has been given a matte coating of Diacry Sealant Agent-infused charcoal paint, featuring an injection moulded Steenplast M3-style pistol grip and flanged handguard.

The rail that runs the length of the carbine’s top is rather boxy and houses the gas piston system, opting for twin folding charging handles on both the left and right, situated above the handguard. While a stock is not included with the rifle by default it does feature hardware designed to accept M3 compatible stocks should the owner desire to install one.

Discharge Information

Information related to what happens each time the weapon fires.

  • Muzzle Flash: A large, star-shaped flash of flame out the barrel’s end, ported to the sides by the integrated flash hider.
  • Retort: A thunderous crack followed by a supersonic boom, 10x51mm Sakura lacks the supersonic boom.
  • Effective Range: 450 Meters, 492 yards
  • Rate of Fire: As fast as the user can squeeze the trigger in semi-automatic, 700rpm in fully automatic.
  • Recoil: Fairly heavy though not unbearable for 7.62x51mm ammo, 10x51mm ammo is a decent bit more violent.


The ammunition this firearm is designed to fire.

7.62 x 51mm Ketsurui Zaibatsu, 10 x 51mm Sakura Damage Quickchart
Ammo Purpose
7.62x51mm KZ Tier 2, Medium Anti-Personnel
10x51mm Sakura Tier 3, Heavy Anti-Personnel

Weapon Mechanisms

While a little unconventional the Bushi still remains a compact, robust and capable little weapons platform, below is information related to how it functions.

  • Firing Mechanism: Each successful shot vents hot gasses into the gas port above the barrel, causing a piston attached to the bolt-carrier to slide backwards, eject the spent casing and cycle in fresh ammunition before being returned to its forward position via a stiff spring around the piston.
  • Loading: To remove and replace the magazine the user must depress the extended magazine release paddle5), the rifle lacks a last round bolt hold open6) so requires the user manually chambers the first round each time.
  • Mode Selector: A three-position, ambidextrous fire selector dial mounted above the pistol grip.
  • Firing Modes: Safe, Semi-Automatic, Automatic
  • Weapon Sight: The weapon ships with an adjustable pair of rear and front iron sights in the box.
  • Attachment Hard Points: The weapon features an integrated compensator that acts as a quick detach point for muzzle devices, a length of rail running along the full top of the carbine, a smaller section of underside rail ahead of the handguard and finally a mounting point at the rear for a stock or single point sling.


The Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi” is available through Sakura Machineries’ usual outlets. It ships with removable iron sights and two barrels7) as well as a barrel swap tool.

  • Sakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”/J&R S13: 750KS/1,500DA

Optional Attachments

List of officially endorsed aftermarket attachments.

  • Holographic Sight: 70KS/140DA
  • 7.62mm QD Suppressor: 80KS/160DA
  • 10mm QD Suppressor: 90KS/180DA
  • QD Window smasher muzzle break8): 35KS/60DA
  • Polychromatic laser pointer: 50KS/100DA
  • Flashlight: 25KS/50DA
  • Folding vertical foregrip: 35KS/70DA
  • Railed Handguard: 50KS/100DA
  • Non-folding charging handles: 15KS/30DA
  • 5-capacity magazine: 10KS/20DA
  • 15-capacity magazine: 15KS/30DA
  • 20-capacity magazine: 25KS/50DA
  • 30-capacity magazine: 30KS/60DA
  • M3-style folding stock: 40KS/80DA
  • GH-ISAC telescoping stock: 60KS/120DA
  • Single-point Stone Thread sling: 25KS/70DA
  • Bolt hold open follower9): 2KS/4DA
  • 30-capacity BHO magazine with transparent side panels10): 40KS/80DA


This carbine is designed specifically around both 7.62 x 51mm Ketsurui Zaibatsu and 10 x 51mm Sakura, the first of which is already a widely used round, with the latter being based on that popular munition.

7.62 x 51mm Ketsurui Zaibatsu, 10 x 51mm Sakura Price Quickchart
Type Price (100 Round Box)
7.62x51mm KZ 150KS/300DA
10x51mm Sakura 180KS/360DA


In addition to the base model Sakura Machinery has the equipment and designs to produce a shorter, lighter milspec variant with a higher rate of fire and nicer stock trigger. It is 17.5 inches11) and 7 lbs12) with a rate of fire of 950 rounds per minute.


There was an attempt to get Star Army Research Administration to notice the weapon, but the effort was largely abandoned in late YE 44.

Common Accessories

OOC Notes

SirSkully created this article on 2020/12/27 22:29.

Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesweapons: rifles
Product NameSakura Type 43 Compact Carbine “Bushi”
ManufacturerSakura Machinery
Year ReleasedYE 43
Price (KS)750.00 KS
DR v3 maxTier 3
Mass (kg)3.8 kg
specifically, 1%
name when sold on Nepleslian markets
requires a barrel change between calibers
standard magazine size with an additional round in the chamber
taken from the Galactic Horizon 7.62x51mm Sport Shot Hunting Rifle, allows the user to eject the magazine with their trigger finger
unless you use a magazine with a specific follower designed to hold the chamber open after the last round has fired
one 7.62mm barrel and one 10mm barrel
both calibers
9) , 10)
produced by Galactic Horizon
29.2 cm
3.2 kg

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