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Posted: 7/18/2008 9:38:37 AM EST
I'm confused... I have this parts kit. I was told it is a 7.62x39 Romanian MD63 Underfolder.
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k68/white_blur/AKkit.jpg

Then I see this picture on Wikipedia of a Romanian soldier with a caption that calls my parts kit an "AIMS" (a Romanian version of the Russian AKMS).
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/54/Romanian_AKM_Soldier.JPEG/180px-Romanian_AKM_Soldier.JPEG


Can anyone identify what the rifle in the parts kit is...with some level of certainty?? Thanks in advance.

Link Posted: 7/18/2008 9:42:15 AM EST
I've always have seen that firearm advertised as an AIMS.....i dont think there is a Romanian gun called aMD63....
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 10:52:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 10:58:35 AM EST by SH00TER2304]
There must be an MD63. This can't be a coincidence... take a look at these three.

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=104730577

www.cheaperthandirt.com/WX209-1.html

www.theakforum.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=533098&sid=f2f46bd606e244ecb22daaf97a1b899f

And I can go on... just Google " Romanian AK47 MD63"
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:50:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By SH00TER2304:
There must be an MD63. This can't be a coincidence... take a look at these three.

www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=104730577

www.cheaperthandirt.com/WX209-1.html

www.theakforum.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=533098&sid=f2f46bd606e244ecb22daaf97a1b899f

And I can go on... just Google " Romanian AK47 MD63"


The Model '63 (MD63) is simply another name for the AIM, which was adopted in 1963. The correct term for your gun would be either AIMS, or MD63 Underfolder.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 4:50:45 PM EST
Thanks... do you know what MD stand for?
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 6:47:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By SH00TER2304:
Thanks... do you know what MD stand for?



The Model '63 (MD63)
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 7:17:05 PM EST
Coincidently, this topic was brought up on the other forum. I think the correct term for your underfolder is "MD65." The "MD63" was the full-buttstock version.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:26:47 PM EST
Yep... I think you are correct. I was told the same thing by others recently. MD65. But I am not so sure that MD stands for the word "Model". The translation to Romanian is "modell" so why not M65? I think MD is short for two words. The M may mean model.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 8:54:48 PM EST

Yep... I think you are correct. I was told the same thing by others recently. MD65. But I am not so sure that MD stands for the word "Model". The translation to Romanian is "modell" so why not M65? I think MD is short for two words. The M may mean model.


Different countries, different ways of doing their nomenclatures probably.
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