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Posted: 6/8/2001 8:24:52 PM EDT
Ok, I consider myself to be a bona fide arms enthusiast, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what and AK-47 is and what an AK-74 is. Isn't the AK-47 the standard Soviet (Russian) battle rifle chambered in in 5.56mm - the one that the Viet Cong used in 'nam? And is the AK-74 the 7.62mm version ?
Link Posted: 6/8/2001 8:29:28 PM EDT
Ak-47 is the Russian infantry rifle. It is caliber 7.62X39. Issued in 1947 and used till about 1974 (go figure[:D]) In 1974 they issued the AK-74 in 5.45X39 as their answer to the M-16. I'm sure people will post pics of each. The AK-74 is distinguishable by it's orange or brown plastics mags, and the muzzle break on the real ones. Sorry, I don't have any pics to post.
Link Posted: 6/8/2001 8:45:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ESP: Ok, Isn't the AK-47 the standard Soviet (Russian) battle rifle chambered in in 5.56mm - the one that the Viet Cong used in 'nam? And is the AK-74 the 7.62mm version ?
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pretty much the oppisite of that. the 762x39 ak47 was used in nam, the 5.45 is hte newer, current issue ak74. it was used some in afganastan
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 4:17:40 PM EDT
BTT Because I wanna see some pics! Please?
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 4:28:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/9/2001 4:27:06 PM EDT by CassidyGT]
Here is my semi-auto version of an AK47 chambered in 7.62x39. Incidentally it is for sale in the exchange forum (couldn't resist the plug) :) [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1718876&a=13211841&p=50082038[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 4:34:27 PM EDT
Early AK47: [img]http://kalashnikov.guns.ru/images/0501.jpg[/img] AKS74(same as AK74 but with folding stock) [img]http://world.guns.ru/assault/aks74.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 4:42:59 PM EDT
Basically, The Ak-47 has the milled billet receiver in 7.62x39mm. The AKM is the modified version that uses a stamped receiver, still 7.62x39mm. The AK-74 is the 5.45x39 caliber version.
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 5:18:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 5:24:53 PM EDT
[b]AK-74(SAR2) with original Romanian muzzle brake and front sight block. Everything is there except the bayo lug(it's there but I shaved off the ears to make it legal, pissed me off to have to do that). As far as I know there are no or very few, a handful really, real AK-74's in this country[/b] [img]blackrifle.gunsnet.net/SAR2Kobra.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 6/9/2001 6:23:42 PM EDT
You mean there's another rifle out there besides the AR types? Huh... I hadn't noticed. Guess you learn something new every day.
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