Object Title

Centrefire automatic carbine - AR-SF (Kalashnikov AKS-74u)

Centrefire automatic carbine - AR-SF (Kalashnikov AKS-74u)

Date

made 1999

Object Number

PR.13186

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005. Privately purchased by the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room, November 2001. Manufactured Bulgaria, 1999.

Physical Description

AKS-74u copy with wooden handguards, black polymer pistol grip and triangular side-folding butt-stock. As new complete with magazine in 'plum' coloured polymer.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength8.5in.
BarrelLength215mm
OverallLength750mm
OverallWeight3.23kg
OverallWeight6.6lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number AB395251

Calibre

5.45 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Serial number
5251
Various
Stamped
Serial number
AB 39 5251
Left side of receiver
Stamped
Selector markings
Bulgarian characters for 'Automatic' and 'Single'
Right side receiver
Stamping
Factory arsenal
Circle 10 (Arsenal AD, former state arsenal #10)
Left side of receiver
Stamped
Factory arsenal
Circle 21 (NITI Kazanlak, former state factory, subsidiary of Arsenal firearms)
Magazine
Moulded

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