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Posted: 2/9/2006 10:18:20 AM EDT
The ANA we work with recently started carrying these.... no idea where they came from but it is a variant I have not seen here before.

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:24:49 AM EDT
It came from Hungary.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:29:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 10:30:09 AM EDT
it is the model AMD 65 from Hungary. it was more of a utility model AKM variant that was made more compact for tank drivers, mechanics, etc. it's barrel length is typically around 12" instead of the normal 16" thus makes it a lot more compact.


hope this helps


camaro
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:01:42 AM EDT
Hungarian AMD65

The Hungarian Gov't gifted thousands of them to the new ANA.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:08:19 PM EDT
Its one of my favorites

Link Posted: 2/9/2006 1:14:36 PM EDT
COOL PIC GARAND SHOOTER !!!! , --- be safe !!!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:37:17 PM EDT
I've been wanting one of those for a while now.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:44:22 PM EDT
Uh, can you ship that to me it looks worn out and broke.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:49:17 PM EDT
AMD65
I've never seen one with the optional factory unfinish.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:51:57 PM EDT
I'd definitely be borrowing that thing to empty some magazines for sure
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 2:57:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 3:04:52 PM EDT by StariVojnik]
That might be a Paratrooper Hungarian AMD 63

The AMD-65 has a shock absorber built into the buttstock which this picture shows it does not have.

I may be wrong but I thought this butt stock was only used on the 63 model.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:19:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StariVojnik:
That might be a Paratrooper Hungarian AMD 63

The AMD-65 has a shock absorber built into the buttstock which this picture shows it does not have.

I may be wrong but I thought this butt stock was only used on the 63 model.



Judging by the condition the rifle is in...I wouldn't be suprised if the shock absorber had fallen off.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:35:32 PM EDT
wow now thats the worn look I like it
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 3:41:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By StariVojnik:
That might be a Paratrooper Hungarian AMD 63

The AMD-65 has a shock absorber built into the buttstock which this picture shows it does not have.

I may be wrong but I thought this butt stock was only used on the 63 model.



You're thinking about the AMP-69, that is definately an AMD65. McM
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 5:08:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 6:39:42 PM EDT
Garand, is that a Buffalo in the background??? Those things are sweet!
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 9:26:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 9:32:34 PM EDT by cruzie27]

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
The ANA we work with recently started carrying these.... no idea where they came from but it is a variant I have not seen here before.

i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/tglance/ak.jpg



Chief,.. can you send me that sling?,....please?

anyway go warm that thing up! we kept a romy sidefolder in our 1114 as a last resort/toy.
nice mountains back there,....your not anywhere i was,...hope it is easier there.

stay safe Sir
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:05:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Headlice:
Garand, is that a Buffalo in the background??? Those things are sweet!



Yup, thats one of our Buffalos. Great vehicle, but just not up to the terrain here.
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:06:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/9/2006 11:08:38 PM EDT by Garand_Shooter]

Originally Posted By cruzie27:

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:
The ANA we work with recently started carrying these.... no idea where they came from but it is a variant I have not seen here before.

i25.photobucket.com/albums/c90/tglance/ak.jpg



Chief,.. can you send me that sling?,....please?

anyway go warm that thing up! we kept a romy sidefolder in our 1114 as a last resort/toy.
nice mountains back there,....your not anywhere i was,...hope it is easier there.

stay safe Sir



Well, that sling belongs to the ANA soldier who owns the rifle, but I have plans to bring some slings and bayonets back. Nothing that you can't get at home already, but at least it will have the history. I might not be able to bring a rifle back, but I can have my rifle with a bring back sling and cleaning rod......

I am at Orgun-E.... interesting place for sure.........
Link Posted: 2/9/2006 11:43:42 PM EDT
Chief e-mail sent
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:22:06 AM EDT
What's the ANA, and what is a buffalo? What I'v heard on the history of the AMD65, is that it was made for the paratroops and armor crews. Made in Hungary. Nice little carbine, I'v got two completed, and 6 more in the box to be built. How about scrapping one of those and sending me the receiver?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:26:49 AM EDT
ANA is Afghan National Army, the Buffalo is that big ugly vehicle behind me.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 1:29:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruzie27:
Chief e-mail sent



Nothing recieved, shoot me an IM with your email.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 7:36:01 AM EDT
Damnn I NEED an AMD-65! But my Yugo ain`t paid for yet....
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:53:46 AM EDT
Hey Garand...cool pic, neat AMD!

Question for you, just out of curiousity...your shoulder patches seem to be riding very low...optical illusion, in country mods, or maybe so they will be visible when wearing armor?
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 9:58:07 AM EDT
Thank you for your service to our nation, and thanks for sharing the pic!
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 10:54:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/10/2006 10:56:41 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Hey Garand...cool pic, neat AMD!

Question for you, just out of curiousity...your shoulder patches seem to be riding very low...optical illusion, in country mods, or maybe so they will be visible when wearing armor?



We take the bottom BDU pockets and move them to the sleeves, so we can use them when wearing body armor. Then the patches get sewn on the pockets.
Link Posted: 2/10/2006 11:05:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Garand_Shooter:

Originally Posted By pzjgr:
Hey Garand...cool pic, neat AMD!

Question for you, just out of curiousity...your shoulder patches seem to be riding very low...optical illusion, in country mods, or maybe so they will be visible when wearing armor?



We take the bottom BDU pockets and move them to the sleeves, so we can use them when wearing body armor. Then the patches get sewn on the pockets.



Ahh So....figured it was something along those lines. I had heard of the adding pockets to the blouse thing (kinda like the Airborne in WWII!), but I hadn't seen any done up like that up close yet.

That type of forward thinking wasn't around in the early 90's...at least not that I saw....
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