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Posted: 5/23/2003 10:49:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/23/2003 11:27:12 PM EDT by Stottman]
Since there seems to be some intrest, here are some pics of the Russian AK MMG(dewatts). They have the barrel and bolt welded over. I am an American GI stationed in Germany and they are legal here.

The Russian AK-74 mags were purchased for 4 euros (about $4.50) each here in Germany. The ones that come with the MMGs are black, and have the feed lips cut.

Newest model, AKS-74:

Close ups (notice the trigger group configuration):

Markings-translates to "made in russia"

Older full stocked AK-74

Here is a shot of a the two Russian AK-74s, and the AMD-65 I bought here in Germany.

I also have a Yunkers air rifle set up in Soviet AKS-74 configuration

I have since put it in black plastic, as I use it at work as a training aid with my soldiers. Its at work in my walllocker so I cant take a new pic.

Before someone goes off on a speal about how this are not importable, and its illegal to so much as bring back a spring from the Russian models (while the fondle their illegally imported Russian AK-74 mag collection, and sell them on ebay), I know.

Link Posted: 5/23/2003 11:21:13 PM EDT
So, are AKM-type handguards actually sometimes used on AK-74s, or is that just a fluke? I'm curious because the AKM handguards are easier to come by. Looks nice though.
Link Posted: 5/23/2003 11:29:16 PM EDT
The AKM handguards are just cheaper and easier to come by, even in Russia. These things are set up for show anyway-notice the polished chrome bolt carrier on the fullstocked 74.
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 5:49:14 PM EDT
Excuse me for my ignorance. But what exaxtly is a barrel and bolt weld over?
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 6:20:30 PM EDT
Pretty Sweet lookin rifle you got there
Link Posted: 5/24/2003 10:32:11 PM EDT
Everywhere else in the world, the barrel and bolt are restricted. On these guns, the barrel and bolt are welded so as to be unusable.
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 5:36:10 AM EDT
You mean the part that actually shoots the bullet...novel idea, that.

How much does a DEWATT AK74 cost in US$ anyhoo?
Link Posted: 5/25/2003 9:38:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/25/2003 9:43:03 AM EDT by MPi-K]
I notice in the 2nd picture from the top, the 3rd hole for the auto-sear is not even drilled....

Also, in the pictures I see of newly made Russian AK models, I wonder why they have done away with the ribbed cover, and gone back to the smooth AK47 style....
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