Object Title

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKS

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKS

Date

about 1959

Object Number

PR.5429

Provenance

Made Russia, c1959. Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room, date unknown. Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

Fully machined 'Type 3' AKS receiver with typical longitudinal lightening slots above magazine well. Folding stock with machined struts hollowed on the inside. With laminate wood furniture including pistol grip, flat muzzle nut, smooth mismatched top cover. Complete with cleaning rod.

Techniques

Machining, Forging, Bluing, Filing

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength15.6 in
BarrelLength397 mm
OverallLength35 in
OverallLength889 mm
OverallWeight3.92 kg
OverallWeight8.64 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number TX1472

Calibre

7.62 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Selector markings
'A Be' (Cyrillic letters for 'Avtomat' or 'Automatic') & 'O De' (Cyrillic letters for 'Odin' or 'One')
Right side receiver
Stamping
Serial number suffix
'Ge' (Cyrillic character)
Receiver left side
Stamping
Inspection mark
'Ka' (Cyrillic letter) inside a circle
Right side trunnion
Stamping
Inspection mark
'O' or '0' inside a circle
Right side trunnion
Stamping
Serial number prefix
'Te' & 'Kha' (Ctyi.e. TX)
Receiver left side
Stamping
Mismatched serial number
9676
Top cover
Stamping
Maker's mark
Arrow in triangle Izhmash factory mark
Left side trunnion
Stamping