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Posted: 6/23/2003 4:46:34 PM EDT
I'm curious as to the date of manufacture for each type of AK (type 1, type 2, etc). Is there a web resource for this?

Also, what are the correct mags for each type? I'm wondering if I need a slab-side for my type III build . . .

Thanks all!

Rich
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 4:53:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 4:53:27 PM EDT by M4_Aiming_at_U]
I think they had the ribbed mags for the late type II's and the III's.


Not 100% sure though.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:07:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:28:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 5:41:30 PM EDT
WOW! What a great link! Campy, you should sticky this one IMO. It's too good to fall to the bottom.

I'm intrigued by the date codes mentioned for the type II and III's . . . I assumed that my type III was a '52 because the number 52 is stamped on the receiver wall of the stub. Is that the date, or is the date encoded in the serial num?

I'm going to get a digicam and post pics so you guys can see what I'm talking about . . .

Rich
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 7:46:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 7:57:34 PM EDT by chamberlin]
Campy, thanks for keeping it alive! I remember it falling of the boards (may have been a server crash) way back when it was first posted a couple of years ago...and that was on an AK site!

Hopefully KMFDM will chime back in with more info soon...

_dis, I personally like to throw a ribbed steel 30 rounder in my Type III for display, and reserve the slabbers for the T1 and T2 kits. Personal preference really. I also sometimes like to use an Aluminium mag for the early 1960 AKM mock up I have, but the matte black ribbed mag does look great in it too.
Also, to my knowledge, all .30 caliber Russian Kalashnikovs whether RPK, AKM or AK-47 had 4 digit year codes (i.e. 1952ã the ã symbol is short for gode or year). BTW, I have never seen a year code on a T3....
-C
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