Molotov Plant No. 172 at Perm produced thirty 76mm guns per day in April 1943.
Plant No. 235 at Votkinsk produced thirty 76mm guns per day in February 1943.
Kunzevo Plant No. 46 made thirty 76mm guns per day in December 1943.
On an annualized basis, that's 10,950 from each plant. And these weren't the only plants making 76 mm guns.
Your own website says that 22,994 76mm guns were made in 1942:Since the total of 76mm field guns NEVER went above 16.000 and change/year during the whole war.
http://www.armchairgeneral.com/rkkaww2/ ... uction.htm
It shows what they were capable of. They made what they needed.20k total or each? Makes no difference, since 122+152mm NEVER went above 4200 and change/year during the whole war.
15,000 is still 5,000 more than they needed to equip all of their 1941 divisions (even those in internal military districts). Even armchair general shows they had the capacity to triple production at will (see the change from 1941 to 1942).armcharigeneral gives around 8.500, which is a much more believable number. Even IF we add mountain and regimental guns (6400 or so), we would STILL be around 15k, less than the half of the qouted number.
Armchairgeneral is a "westerner" source. I'll take the author of 15 books who has been published by Stackpole Military History Series (the publishers of AHF's very own Richard Anderson) over an unattributed geocities website that hasn't been updated since 2009.
Probably more accurate than any "Westerner" source.