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Posted: 12/28/2005 1:25:15 PM EDT
What is the difference between a Krinkov and a regular AK?

Is the Krinkov just a short barrel AK?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:29:08 PM EDT
You have 12999 posts and you don't know the diff!
Are you really asking this?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 8:59:38 PM EDT
From what I've read it's nothing more than a short barrel AK-74.

Yes, I really want to know what the other differences are.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:54:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
From what I've read it's nothing more than a short barrel AK-74.

Yes, I really want to know what the other differences are.



Fair enough...

First off the front trunion, gas block...big diff in length and it placement and the way it functions...
From there you need to look at the small details like the diff in 5.45 vs. 7.62 and the corresponding receivers, FCG placement in the receiver, stock diff and how it is interpreted from REAL Krinks to the one we would build from kits...

But to give you a fair answer... yes you could consider the Krink a very short barrel AK!

Hope this helps...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:18:32 AM EDT
How can you have 13,002 post and not know the difference .... you need to get in some more time at the range and less on the computer. FMJs
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 8:25:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJs-of-Freedom:
How can you have 13,002 post and not know the difference .... you need to get in some more time at the range and less on the computer. FMJs



Go home noob, I'm at the range AT LEAST once a week.

So I don't know anything about Krinkov's...BFD! They are a pretty rare gun. I've only ever seen one in person and that was a a gunshow.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:36:44 AM EDT
Oh no! I'm a noob because i dont have 13,000 posts like hail.gif motown_steve, what ever shall I do.... FMJs
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:39:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJs-of-Freedom:
Oh no! I'm a noob because i dont have 13,000 posts like motown_steve, what ever shall I do.... FMJs



Perhaps you could try not being a troll. Ask a simple question and get 2 smart ass answers.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 12:15:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By FMJs-of-Freedom:
Oh no! I'm a noob because i dont have 13,000 posts like motown_steve, what ever shall I do.... FMJs



Perhaps you could try not being a troll. Ask a simple question and get 2 smart ass answers.



I hope you don’t think I was being a smart ass...I did use the confused smiley ?

I thought you were being funny or something...
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 1:22:23 PM EDT
Well I was a smart ass and your right, sorry for being a troll. FMJs
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 9:42:26 PM EDT
Ah, that alright. You guys are OK.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 7:16:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 8:57:41 AM EDT by Thekatar]
Jesus Christ, the guy asked a simple question...

The Krink receiver is the same as the AK-74 and it fires 5.45mm, but there are extensive mods to it:

shorter barrel
unique muzzle booster
unique combined gas block/FSB
unique front trunnion
unique handguard retainer
unique handguards
unique rear sight block which really becomes the "hinge block"
hinged top cover with flip sight
edited to add short gas piston

Those are the main differences. It uses folding stock hardware which is pretty common but there are particulars in stylistic features. The very earliest AKS-74U's were built by Izhmash and these were sort of non-standard... some of them even featured optics rails on the left side.

The vast bulk of the production got shifted to Tula and the design became finalized with no optics rail, thr "rolled-edge" steel stock, the shiny plum PG and of course the star-shaped Tula arsenal markings. There is also a unique sling for this firearm, as well as a specialized canvas mobility or "drop" case.

The handguards eventually evolved from laminated wood units with cooling slots to models with a straight edge.

No Russians refer to them as "Krinkov", and there is a lot of speculation as to where that name came from.


BTW, just because a member has 12,000 posts doesn't mean he knows everything about all firearms. The AKS-74U is a rather specialized item and if you spend most of your time in the AR world you probably don't know much about them.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 4:48:00 PM EDT
Yeah, stop being elitist dickheads. I'm sure he could school you on some shit.

Random krink trivia: (from memory, pardon the veracity, or lack thereof)

The "U" in AKS-74U stands for "Ukorochenyj" (sp?) meaning "short" or "truncated"

Another term for it among the Russians is "Obdurov" or "Cigarette Butt". My personal favorite name is "Suchka" or "Little Bitch"

The term Krinkov, I believe was last traced to a French arms periodical entitled "Vouz avez 'krinkov'?" Again, the spelling is probably wrong. It's been a while since French class

The above info I got from a few articles by David Fortier and that crazy full auto Kokalis dude from SGN.


Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:48:22 AM EDT
the front trunnion is standard on a krink
and you forgot about the carrier
the charging handle on the carrier is about 1/2 size on a krink
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 11:08:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:

Originally Posted By FMJs-of-Freedom:
Oh no! I'm a noob because i dont have 13,000 posts like motown_steve, what ever shall I do.... FMJs



Perhaps you could try not being a troll. Ask a simple question and get 2 smart ass answers.



how do you say touchee!ha ha ha .love it, great answer motown.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 12:27:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By socandyman:
the front trunnion is standard on a krink
and you forgot about the carrier
the charging handle on the carrier is about 1/2 size on a krink



I was going to mention this too. When I first handled a krink, I though the stubby handle was kind of funny. Now I wouldnt have it any other way.
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