Object Title

Centrefire automatic rifle - Type 56 (Kalashnikov AKM)

Centrefire automatic rifle - Type 56 (Kalashnikov AKM)

Date

about 1982

Object Number

PR.11524

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005 Transferred to the Ministry of Defence Pattern Room via the National Museums Consortium from the Home Office Firearms Amnesty 1996

Physical Description

Type 56 (Kalashnikov AKM), with folding bayonet. AKM stamped receiver type. Dark stained wooden furniture, with metal butt plate.Swivel located on the underside of the butt.

Techniques

Mass manufacture

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength16.4 in.
BarrelLength417 mm
OverallLength34.25 in.
OverallLength870 mm
OverallWeight3.81 kg
OverallWeight8.6 lb oz

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 2706301

Calibre

7.62 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Assembly number
06301
Top Cover, carrier, return spring assembly.
Stamped
Serial number
2706301
Left side of receiver
Stamped
Assembly number
4980
Breech Block
Stamped
British Proof
Crown over GP
Breech block, Trunnion, right side.
Stamped
Factory arsenal
Triangle with 116
Left side of receiver
Stamped

Associations

Places China/Asia