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Posted: 2/12/2006 8:04:12 PM EDT
Well? Is is just any short AK, or are there some specifications that need to be met?
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 8:58:51 PM EDT
nobody knows huh? Where is krinkfreak when you need him...
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:38:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 4:40:06 AM EDT by Shooter521]

Originally Posted By CSM:
nobody knows huh? Where is krinkfreak when you need him...



Well, the name was first associated with the Russian AKS-74U in 5.45x39. It is also the generally accepted term for the Bulgarian clones/equivalents in 7.62x39, 5.45 and 5.56. Many folks apply the name to the Yugo M92 as well, but that's not technically correct since the Yugo's barrel length, forearm style, and front sight/gas block are distinctly different from the Russian/Bulgarian pattern. It's kind of like calling a P64 a "Polish Makarov".

And IMHO, calling a standard AK that's had the barrel cut down (but doesn't use Krink handguards, front sight/gas block, or hinged top cover) a "Krinkov" is just silly.

Link Posted: 2/16/2006 8:54:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/16/2006 8:55:42 PM EDT by ROMAD-556]
Third to last paragraph..its the earliest reference I can prove.



International Combat Arms - Summer 1984

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:46:07 AM EDT
AKS-74/U stands for AVTOMAT KALASHNIKOVA MODEL 74 UKOROCHENNYJ, "Ukorochennyj" meaning SHORTENED in English. The "nicknames" the AKS-74/U is most popular with in Russia are "Ksyukha" (variation of a Russian woman name) and "Okurok" ("cigarette stub").

There are some rumors that the it was known as "Kastrirovannyi" (castrated) or "SUKA" (AKSU changed around) meaning bitch. Many experts in the field deny that these terms were ever used by the Russian Army.
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