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Posted: 10/30/2003 10:47:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2003 10:48:37 PM EDT by JTR8541]
There are many different countries that have built AKs. Russia, China, Hungary, Yugoslavia, etc.

How many of these different countries built what we know as the Krinkov?

Do they all (if at all) call them Krinkov? If not, what would the weapon be called if say, it was a Hungarian rifle that looked the same as a Krinkov?

Thanks, J

Link Posted: 10/31/2003 12:00:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2003 12:14:12 AM EDT by fistpoint]
Actually none of them call it a Krinkov. That is a Western term. The coutries that I know built a traditional Krinkov are:

Russia and Bulgaria build essentially the same version. AKSU-74

Yugoslavia(Zatava M85/5.56mm), Israel(Galil SAr MAR or micro Galil) and Poland(Onyks Wz.89/5.45mm and Wz.91/5.56mm) ) build a very close version each with its own unique styling/parts, but looked for the most part like a Krink.

China and Romania(AIM Carbine) built something similar in concept, with shortened barrels only...
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 12:22:11 AM EDT
Hungary?
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 12:26:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JTR8541:
Hungary?



No thanks, I just ate a bunch of Nutter Butters.

The closest thing made by those voracious appetite people would be the AMD-65 or the AMP-69...and only because they have short barrels. So they don't really count IMO, nor do the Chinese or Romanian for the same reason.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 10:14:25 AM EDT
I new as soon as I saw my post that was coming.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 11:46:52 AM EDT
Who, besides Bulgaria, produced 7.62x39 Krinks? K-Var labels their version the AKS-47S; what's the second 'S' stand for? I cannot imagine that a short barreled 7.62 has much use in typical military applications when there are cartridges better suited to the size of the weapon.
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 1:04:35 PM EDT
Only Bulgaria manufactured a direct copy of the AKS-74U chambered in 7.62x39mm. They're labeled model AKS-47S because of the round and the milled reciever. The export versions are labeled as models AR-?(depending on variant).

Not many countries made direct copies of the AKS-74U.

The Kollector
Link Posted: 10/31/2003 4:46:26 PM EDT
Plus, all the Bulgarian AKSUs in 5.45 all came from Russia anyhow! At least the sheetmetal did, and some early complete guns too.
-C
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 2:21:53 AM EDT
So is the AKS-47S on a milled receiver?
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 6:04:39 AM EDT
Yes the Bulgarian AKS-47S is on a milled reciever as are most all current production Bulgarian AK variants.

The Kollector
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 9:56:21 AM EDT
Yup, a friend of mine just sold a brand new bulgarian post sample factory gun, it was a .223 milled underfolder of all things. It's one of those guns that all those .223 waffles were made for... If it's modern Bulgarian, it will be milled.
-C
Link Posted: 11/1/2003 12:14:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2003 12:14:34 PM EDT by JTR8541]
Your thought’s on:

AKS-47S kit on a SLR-100H or SA M-7 Receiver?

AKS74U on a SA M-5?

Thanks

-J

Link Posted: 11/2/2003 12:09:34 AM EDT
Actually the Hungarians do make a .223 Krink for export. Not an exact copy, closer to the Romanian AIM carbine then the original.

Also dont forget E.Germany. They made some short AK-74s also.
Link Posted: 11/2/2003 7:49:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JTR8541:
Your thought’s on:

AKS-47S kit on a SLR-100H or SA M-7 Receiver?

AKS74U on a SA M-5?

Thanks

-J




I say that anyone of the Bulg parts kits, say .223 underfolder 'krink' and 7.62X39 underfolder 'Krink' BELONG on an SLR100 bulg milled receiver (or SAM7)... doesn't get any nicer than that, other than your stock will be permanently open and bla bla bla... Actually any one of the *new* bulg parts kits in any caliber belongs on a milled bulg receiver!
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