Object Title

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKS-47

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKS-47

Date

about 1963

Object Number

PR.5395

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

This early production Bulgarian assault rfle with machined style of under-folding stock of the AKS-47 type has been assembled using an original Polish machined steel receiver manufactured at Radom. Other major components of the weapon may also have been manufactured in Poland.

Dimensions

dimensions:0.880 weight:3.80

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number BY1645

Calibre

7.62 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Rear Sight markings.
1. Rear Sight 'Battle-Setting' (0-300m) is a Bulgarian Cyrilic'P' at the base of the sight ladder. Ladder is sighted to 800m in 100 m increments.
Rear Sight ladder.
Stamped.
Bulgarian arsenal mark.
Arsenal number '10' located within two concentric circles.
Preceeds the weapon serial number.
Engraved.
Serial number.
Four digit year code, two letter prefix to four digit serial number. (1963 BY 1645)
Upper, forward end on left-hand side of the receiver.
Engraved.
Polish arsenal mark.
Horizontal oblong with arsenal number '11' in the centre.
Located above the Bulgarian arsenal mark.
Engraved.
Rear sight markingsRear Sight ladder.
Stamped
Fire-control markings.Right-hand side of receiver, adjacent to selector-lever locating cut-outs in the receiver, upper position (automatic) indicated with a Polish letter 'C', lower position (single-shot) indicated with a Polish letter 'P'.
Engraved.

Associations

Places Bulgaria