Object Title

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKM

Centrefire automatic rifle - Kalashnikov AKM

Date

1975

Object Number

PR.9071

Provenance

Made Russia, 1975. Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room, date unknown. Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

Typical all-stamped and riveted steel receiver, narrow front sight block, ribbed top cover, slant compensator, moulded polymer pistol grip, laminate wood butt-stock and handguard, the latter with palm-swell. Cleaning rod intact.

Techniques

Bluing, Machining, Stamping, Filing

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength16.34 in.
BarrelLength415 mm
OverallLength35.16 in.
OverallLength893 mm
OverallWeight7.32 lb
OverallWeight3.32 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 591331

Calibre

7.62 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Arrow in triangle Izhmash factory mark
Left side trunnion
Stamping
Proof mark
British (London) proof
Receiver right side
Stamping
Inspection marks
Standard Russian military
Receiver left side
Stamping