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Posted: 12/4/2002 9:34:16 AM EDT
What are they?

I promise I've looked through past posts and run a search on this board and the net too. They just seem to be mentioned as different - that's all I've found.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 2:56:30 PM EDT
The original AK47 receiver was milled, then some years later the AKM was made from stamped steel. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 3:08:10 PM EDT
I concur with M4me2. AK-47's are milled, and AKM's are stamped.

Cheaper/easier to make, and a bit lighter to carry.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 7:58:16 PM EDT
In truth the original AK47 was a stamped receiver rifle that failed to hold up.
That was followed by the AK47M which was the milled receiver version though the M stands for modified.
Then the AKM came along as a stamped receiver version once the Soviets mastered sheet metal technology in the 1960s.

Link Posted: 12/5/2002 7:10:02 AM EDT
Excellent - now I know!
Link Posted: 12/5/2002 7:37:13 AM EDT
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