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Posted: 1/25/2006 4:47:08 PM EDT
Can anyone tell me what the differences are between the 1963 Romanian AKM and the 1975 Romanian AKM. They look the same to me. Am I missing something? Pictures? thanks
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:34:24 PM EDT
I cannot believe that nobody knows. Anyone?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:49:58 PM EDT
Romania had three arsenals going IIRC, so the difference in quality in the same year can be big.
I don't have a '63 kit yet, but the one '78 I have is a bit nicer than all but one of my '80's kits.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:57:47 PM EDT
Yes I know about the arsenals and the differences in quality but this is not what I was asking. I have seen people selling Romanian AKM kits and there are those of model 63 and those of model 75. the lok like AKMs to me but I was wondering if there was more to it here or what.

Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:03:00 PM EDT
Not much other than the lack of a front pistol grip and the date IMO.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:23:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 6:37:52 PM EDT by jithaca]
I have wondered the same thing. I have noticed that the 63's (63 to at least 67) have the early features seen on pre-63 Russian AKM rifles. The 63 kits I have aquired all have the pistol grip type lower handguard, I guess these could have been replaced. The differences I am talking about are some minor lightening cuts that are not present on the early to mid 60s Romanians and the pre 63 Russian rifles. These are on the front sight block and gas block. Also the bolt carrier is a slab side style, does not have the step on the right hand side. Have also noticed that the 63 fixed stock trunnion is what is called a wasp waist instead of the single big hole. I am wondering if the 75 references is not just something one of the parts kit importers have recently came up with. Have you seen official references to a 63 and 75 designation?
jithaca
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:41:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xcibes:
I cannot believe that nobody knows. Anyone?



Got me man???? Why are you building a project/clone gun?
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:15:25 PM EDT

Mine came with a wood pistol grip...not much difference other than age/condition
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:20:39 PM EDT
yagermeister
What year was your kit made? Nice build.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 7:31:16 PM EDT
Thanks,my first rivet job.Its a 63.Bolt does not have hump also the hole in the front sight is slightly different than my 77 kit..
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:06:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JaketheSnake:

Originally Posted By xcibes:
I cannot believe that nobody knows. Anyone?



Got me man???? Why are you building a project/clone gun?



I am not building anything right now. I will have an unnamed builder build my 1986 kit later on but my question is just out of curiosity.
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