Object Title

Centrefire self-loading magazine rifle - Valmet M76

Centrefire self-loading magazine rifle - Valmet M76

Date

1985

Object Number

XII.10501

Provenance

Transferred through the National Museums Consortium via the Home Office Buy-in scheme 1989. From the Metropolitan Police, no.118

Physical Description

A semi-automatic version of the AK74. The action works on the gas recoil principle and is cocked using a lever at the right side of the receiver. The fire selector lever is on the left, and has only Safe and Semi-automatic modes. The wooden stock is fixed. Both the pistol grip and forend are of moulded plastic. The overall finish is dark matt green.

Dimensions

Weight: 8 lb. [3.36 kg]

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 162663

Calibre

.223 in _ (5.56 x 45 mm)

Inscriptions and Marks

Left receiver: VALMET MADE IN FINLAND M76 5.56/.223

Associations

Places Finland

Notes

Janes infantry weapons 1983-4