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Posted: 3/31/2021 12:43:04 AM EST
Are the Hungarian AKM over-gassed? Why do they have the gas venting holes on both block and tube?
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Link Posted: 3/31/2021 6:51:30 AM EST
[#1]
typically dont have both... either it was over gassed and sombody tried to fix it or swapped out the part... dont thing i have seen them with both other then some home budget builds...
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 7:58:34 AM EST
[#2]
The vent holes don't regulate gas pressure. I'd guess that someone just used a type 3 gas tube on an AKM.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 11:40:21 AM EST
[Last Edit: Deep_Purp1e] [#3]
It's large scale. In fact, all factory Hungarian AK's sold in the US including Kassner pre-ban and K.B.I. post-ban had the vent holes on the gas block and the gas tube. It's almost like a Hungarian AK trademark. Had me puzzled. I'm still looking for a reasonable explanation.

I know AK's are very forgiving. Is there a problem with such setup?
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 1:54:13 PM EST
[#4]
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Originally Posted By Deep_Purp1e:
Is there a problem with such setup?
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No. You could remove the gas tube entirely and it would still cycle.
Link Posted: 3/31/2021 6:03:41 PM EST
[#5]
Link Posted: 4/4/2021 12:23:54 PM EST
[#6]
Its true all the old original Kasner and immediate post-94 imports had this.  I swap for a russian gas tube when I am swapping out the furniture anyway.  Great rifles and until recently, a great deal could be had on the pre-94 Kasner imports these because it seemed that most people just didn't appreciate what it really was.   Full factory / milspec AKM manufactured in a communist country before the fall of the Berlin Wall - complete with F/A bolt carrier serial numbered to the gun.  I have a fixed and an underfolder.
Link Posted: 4/6/2021 12:10:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: Deep_Purp1e] [#7]
I have the underfolder. It's a very nice representative piece of the Russian AKM. And, it's a factory built gun. I don't care for the funky factory stock set either. Swapped them out as soon as I received the traditional looking parts. (I still keep the original factory set for the future.) I've had two post-ban (the blonde thumbholes) and two pre-ban. I'll hang-on to the last one I have. If I let it go, I won't be able to find a fifth Hungarian. I may find one, but a huge price tag for sure that is out of my reach.
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