I am a professional, I always aim true when firing semi or fully automatic I know neither fatigue or failure I would take pride in my work if but for one thing I do not know my target I am not the one that kills, that designation belongs to the man that pulls my trigger I am an assault rifle, my name is Kalashnikov
Names in bold have pictures
- ASh 78-1 - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Chinese Type 56
- ASh 82 - 7.62x39 - Underfolding stock version of the 78-1
- RDW-1/RDW-2 - 7.62x39 - A stockless short barreled version of the ASH-78 with a vertical grip designed for use by tankers and armor crews
- ASh-78 Tip-2 - 7.62x39 - A RPK of Chinese design, but rarely used in favor of the RPD.
- k-3 - 5.45x39 - First unveiled in Oct 1996, the rifle is based on the AK-74 only in a bullpup configuration. As of the time it was unveiled only 40 examples have been produced and the rifle has yet to be put into mass production. The rifle has basic iron sights with the option for a standard PSO-1 x4 telescopic sight which is also produced domestically. The muzzle device on the barrel allows for firing grenades. The furniture is a nylon based hard plastic.
- Khazri - 5.45x39 - A 1:1 clone of the AK-74 family of rifles.
- Type 56 - 7.62x39 - A clone made domestically by Bangladesh Ordnance Factories
- SLR-104 - 5.45x39 - Standard stamped rifle
- SLR-105 - 5.45x39 - Fixed stock version of the SLR-104
- SLR-106 - 5.56x45 - Standard stamped rifle
- SLR-107 - 7.62x39 - Standard stamped rifle
- R - Side Rail
- U - Krink (8.5 in barrel)
- F - Folding Stock
- C - Carbine (12.5 in barrel)
- Bakalov - various - The rifle was designed in the 1990s by Georgi Delčev Bakalov. The rifle is essentially a AKM pattern rifle in a bullpup configuration. Accessories such as a 40mm grenade launcher and bayonet can be fitting to the the Bakalov and features M16 ish carry handle which a optic and be mounted to.
- Yamakov - 7.62x39 - In the 1960s Bulgaria was deciding whether to choose the SKS or AK as their next service rifle. Bulgaria received imports of SKS as the rifles were still new and many countries were not producing them locally yet. Bulgaria decided to start manufacturing weapons of their own. The lead designer was Yamakov and the rifle he designed is based on the AKM in a bullpup configuration, and like many experimental rifles it had many reliability issues. Due to the widespread adoption of the AK-47, and the Warsaw Pact stardizing the AK platform the bullpup idea was shelved.
- BRS-74 - 5.45x39 - Manufactured in Bulgaria, these rifles are to Arsenal as the Hellpup is to Polish rifles. IE. Not great.
- AK-20 - various - The AK-20 is a rifle that Arsenal of Las Vegas has put together with leftover SAM7UF receivers converted to using an AR15 buffer tube via a 1913 rail mounting system in the same way the Sig MPX/MCX uses them. The rifle features an adjustable gas system and a free float rail. It will come in a rifle, pistol, or short barrel rifle configuration and in 7.62x39, 5.56x45, and .50 Beowulf.
- SAM5 - 5.56x45 - Standard milled rifle.
- SAM7 - 7.62x39 - Standard milled rifle.
- SA-93 - 7.62x39 - Milled rifle imported during the AWB featuring a thumbhole stock and no barrel threads.
- SAS M-7 Classic - 7.62x39 - Milled rifle with an UF stock.
- SA M-7 Classic - 7.62x39 - Milled rifle with solid stock.
- SA M-7 R - 7.62x39 - Milled rifle with side rail. Features black polymer furniture.
- SA M-7 R Plum - 7.62x39 - Plum polymer furniture.
- SA M-7 R Intermediate - 7.62x39 - Intermediate length buttstock.
- SA M-7 R ARM9 - 7.62x39 - Features the ARM9 buttstock and handguards with a RPK style pistol grip.
- SA-93 - 7.62x39 - A Type 3 clone from Bulgaria which came into the country in assault weapon ban configuration.
- SLR-95/96 - 7.62x39 - Copy of the AR-M patterned rifles in assault weapon ban configuration.
- R - Side Rail
- UF - Underfolding Stock
- SF - Side Folding Stock
- K - 8.5 in barrel
- SA 3 - 5.45x39 - Standard RPK with a milled receiver. US made with Bulgarian parts.
- SA 5 - 5.56x45 - Standard RPK with a milled receiver. US made with Bulgarian parts.
- SA 7 - 7362.x39 - Standard RPK with a milled receiver. US made with Bulgarian parts.
- LMG - 5.56x45 - Milled receiver RPK with a 23in barrel and a fixed stock. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- LMG-F - 5.56x45 - Milled receiver RPK with a 23in barrel and a underfolding stock. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- LMG-M4F - 5.56x45 - Milled receiver RPK with a 23in barrel and a right side folding tubular stock. Also produced in 7.62x39.
8.5 in Barrel
- AR-M4SF - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with tubular side folding stock, side rail, flashlight handguard, and usually seen with a Opticoelectron MK-30. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M14SF - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with tubular side folding stock and side rail. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M7ST - 5.56x45 - Same as AR-M14SF only with a telescoping stock. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-SF - 5.56x45 - Underfolder version without a side rail. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-SF (old production) - 5.45x39 - Russian Licensed Bulgarian produced AKS-74U
10.5 in Barrel
- SAM7-K - 7.62x39 - A longer barreled version of the SAM7k-44 without the 1913 rail on the back of the receiver.
12.5 in Barrel
- AR-M52FB - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with tubular side folding stock, top rail for mounting optics and a thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M52TB - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with telescoping stock, top rail for mounting optics and a left side thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M12F- 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with tubular side folding stock none top railed version. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M2F - 5.56x45 - Underfolder. No side rail. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M11F - 5.56x45 - Poly left side folding stock. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M8FB - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with tubular side folding stock, rail for mounting optics, left side thumb safety, and a eggbeater style flash suppressor. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M2TB/AR-M2T - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a telescoping stock, rail for mounting optics, left side thumb safety, and a Bulgarian 4 Piece flash hider. Also produced in 7.62x39
16 in barrel
- AR-M5T - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a top rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, telescoping stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor, and left side thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39
- AR-M5TB - 5.56x45 - Same as the AR-M5T but with a 3 round burst FCG
- AR-M15F - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a top rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, underfolding stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M5F - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a top rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, tubular right side folding stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor, and left side thumb safety.
- AR-M5F41 - 5.56x45 - Same as a AR-M5F but features a Type 3 style FSB with 14x1mm threads instead of 24x1.5mm. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M1F41 - 5.56x45 Same as a AR-M5F but features a side rail for optics mounting and a Type 3 style FSB with 14x1mm threads instead of 24x1.5mm. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M7TB - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a side rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, telescoping folding stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor, and left side thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-F - 7.62x39 - Modern production AKKS with a milled receiver and underfolding stock reminiscent of a Type 3 AKS rifles with a 45 degree gas block and a type 3 profile barrel. Seen usually in the Middle East.
- AR - 7.62X39 - Modern production AKK with a milled receiver and a fixed stock reminiscent of a Type 3 AK with a 45 degree gas block and a type 3 profile barrel also seen mainly in the Middle East.
- AR-M14F - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a side rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, tubular right side folding stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor, and left side thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M9F - 5.56x45 - Same as a AR-M14F but rather than having railed handguards it features a smooth and ergonomic handguard. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M9 - 5.56x45 - Same as a AR-M9F but rather than being a right side folding rifle it's a fixed stock rifle. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M7T - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a side rail for mounting optics, railed handguards, telescoping stock, eggbeater style flash suppressor, and left side thumb safety. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M75F - 5.56X45 - Milled rifle with a top rail for mounting optics, 74 style handguards, polymer left side folding stock, and a eggbeater style flash suppressor. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M1F - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a underfolding stock, 74 style handguards, and a eggbeater style flash suppressor. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- AR-M1 - 5.56x45 - Milled rifle with a fixed stock, 74 style handguards, and a eggbeater style flash suppressor. Also produced in 7.62x39.
- 540-1 - 5.56x45 - A copy of the Sig 540.
- SG 540-10 - 5.56x45 - A side folding version of the 540-1 with a tubular stock.
- 542-1 - 7.62x51 - A copy of the Sig 542.
- SG 542-10 - 7.62x51 - A side folding version of the 542-1 with a tubular stock.
- SG 543-1 - 5.56x45 - A copy of the Sig 543.
- 543-10 - 5.56x45 - A side folding version of the 543-1 with a tubular stock.
- SAF-1 - 9x19 - A 9mm SMG based on the 540. The rifle is blow back rather then being gas operated. Features a 7.9 in barrel.
- SAF-10 - 9x19 - A side folding version of the SAF-10 with a tubular stock.
- SAF 200-10 - 9x19 - An updated version of the SAF-10. Features a more modern side folding stock, and angled foregrip. Features a 7.9 in barrel.
- MINISAF - 9x19 - A short barreled version of the SAF 200-10. Has a 4.5 in barrel and a vertical foregrip.
- CT-30 - .30 Carbine - (7.62x33) The CT-30 is based on the Sig 540 and is a gas operated SMG. It features a tubular stock that slightly resembles one found on the Galil. The CT-30 is made by Taurus.
- RD-200 - 7.62x39 - A 542 setup with DMR in mind. It features a wooden stock and handguard. A scope was added along with an accurized barrel. The rifle was manufactured in the early 2000s in very limited numbers.
- Type 56 - 7.62x39 - A copy of the Russian AK with a wooden stock and permanently attached spike bayonet. In the mid 1960s production was switched over to a stamped receiver to mimic the improved AKM. The bayonet became optional. Chinese AKs are known form their deep bluing while most other countries chose to phosphate parkerize their rifles.
- Type 56-I - 7.62x39 - Copy of the AKS, featuring an underfolding stock. Much like the Type 56, they switched from milled to stamped receivers in the mid 1960s.
- Type 56-II - 7.62x39 - A version of the stamped Type 56 which came out in the 1980s featuring a side folding stock with orange bakelite furniture. The bakelite on the stock housed a cleaning kit, which most underfolding and side folding rifles lacked. The rifle was primarily designed for export.
- Type 56-3/4 - 7.62x39 - Versions 3 and 4 were modified versions of the original Type 56 and Type 56-1 with Type 56-II synthetic furniture and detachable bayonets.
- Type 56S - 7.62x39 - (Sporter) this rifle was made for export purposes to places like the US where it was known as the MAK-90 (Model of AK-1990) to comply with George W. Bush new 1989 import ban on 'assault rifles'. These versions included thumbhole stocks, and on import a revit was installed on the magwell to prevent inserting a magazine. These versions also had the spike bayonet removed. Once in the country it was legal to convert them back to original form. A version of the 56S was imported with a Galil style stock which was exclusive to the US market.
- M22 - 7.62x39 - A Type 56 designed for the export market. These were early rifles with milled receivers.
- Legend - 7.62x39 - The Legend is configured to look very similar to the Type 3 AK manufactured by the Russians. Several changes were made such as a pinned barrel, lack of vents in the gas tube, only 3 rivets on the trigger guard, stamped style recoil guide rod, spring loaded firing pin, and variances in machining such as the lightening cuts on the receiver. The rifles are highly sought after. These were exclusive to the US market.
- Type 56M/56-5 - 7.62x39 - RPK style LMG version of the Type 56 using the standard receiver and trunnion. Minor changes to the bipod were made as it is of a RPD style. The front sights could either have the standard ears or a hooded system. The hooded versions can be seen with a birdcage style flash hider. The 56M was made primarily for export only.
- Type 56C (QBZ-56C) - Short-barrel version, introduced in 1991 for the domestic and export market. The QBZ-56C as it is officially designated in China as a carbine variant of the Type 56-II and was supplied in limited quantities to some PLA units. The Chinese Navy is now the most prominent user. Development for the QBZ-56C started in 1988, after it was discovered that the Type 81 assault rifle was too difficult to shorten. The bayonet lug was removed to save weight. The QBZ-56C is often carried with a twenty-round box magazine, although it is capable of accepting a standard 30 magazine.It also has a side folding stock in addition to a muzzle booster, giving it a similar appearance to the AKS-74U.
- Type 87S - 7.62x39 - (Type 87S-7 or NHM 91) A semi auto version of the 56M made for civilian usages.
- Type 84 - 5.56x45 - An export version of the Type 56 chambered in 5.56x45.
- Type 84-1 - 5.56x45 - Underfolding version of the Type 84
- Type 84-2 - 5.56x45 - Side folding version of the Type 84
- Type 84S - 5.56x45 - (AK-223) A Civilian version of the Type 84 featuring black synthetic furniture known as the Type 84-3(standard rifle), Type 84-4 (Underfolder), and Type 84-5 (Sidefolder)
- MPS - 7.62x39 - Long barrel 56S variant for Finnish reservists with 490mm (19.3") barrel and a longer stock resulting in 360mm (14.17") length of pull. Features 14x1LH thread and usually slant muzzle brake.
- Type 79 - 7.62x25 - The Type 79 was designed between 1970-79 by Liu Zhitong, being manufactured by Norinco. The rifle entered full production in 1983. The Type 79 was supposed to enter service with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) after initial production was made from 1981 to 1982. The excessive rate of fire, limited magazine capacity and reliability issues, including problems of jamming were the reasons why the PLA decided to drop them as the main submachine gun. From 1981 to 1992, more than 200,000 Type 79s were made, while the highest production years were between 1988-1991. Reportedly they produced 30,000 per year between those years. In the trials for the rifle, which took place between 1971-1975 the prototypes failed twice in various torture test, forcing a redesign. One of the main problems was was the chamber could not handle the pressures of the 7.62x25 Tokarev ammo. It is a gas operated, short stroke system featuring a folding stock. The selector is designed after the Type 56 and the stock is stamped steel. The weapon has a Safe - Single - Burst setting with sights going from 100 to 200 meters.
- ACE Mod - 7.62x25 - The first project to upgrade the Type 79 was in 2000 when Hong Kong weapon designer Li Jiahao was tasked to create a conversion kit that would allow the user to attach a SureFire-type tac light and a laser sight. This kit was used by the Guangzhou and Dongguan Public Security Police.
- PEAK 79 - 7.62x25 - Li Jiahao continued to work on first conversion kit, which resulted in the creation of another variant known as PEAK 79. This was first shown to the public at the first China International Police Equipment Expo in 2002, which was subsequently adopted by the Shenzhen Public Security Police in the same year. The PEAK 79 consists of a Heckler & Koch MP5-type fore-end with a SureFire tac light built in with the addition of a C-MORE red dot scope.
- WTW-79H - 7.62x25 - Introduced in 2008, WTW-79H is the simplified version of the PEAK 79 that allows for the installation of a tac light and laser sight.
- TAPS79 - 7.62x25 - The TAPS79 (known as the Tactical Adapter Platform System for Type 79 SMG) is built with provisions for MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rails and can have an OKO 8W red dot sight attached on the upper receiver. They were created at the same as PEAK 79, but TAPS 79 was not made public until working samples were exhibited in 2003. Testing on Type 79s with TAPS79 equipped did not finish until the end of 2003. It's known to be used by the Foshan and Guangzhou Public Security Police forces. Some models using the kit were also equipped with a corner assist shooting device mounted on the red dot scope. The TAPS79 has five iteration.
- MAPS79 - 7.62x25 - Li's improvement versions of TAPS79.
- Unnamed Test Kit - 7.62x25 - In 2014, a weapons designer Wang Jie tested a conversion kit that allows for the installation of a new set of rails over the barrel and a collapsible stock.
- Operational Briefcase - 7.62x25 - The Type 79 was reported to be tested in an operational briefcase-type device, equipped with a laser sight for aiming. As of 2014, it was reported to have completed combat trials with Chinese police forces, including for those stationed at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
- Norinco Type 86S - 7.62x39 - The Type 86S was exported to the United States during the 1980s by China Sports, the "civilian" name for Norinco in the United States. In the 1994 a bill was passed that outlawed the importation of Chinese made rifles. The Type 86S is based on the AKM but in a bullpup configuration. The selector switch is on the right side of the receiver and the charging handle is located under the carry handle, similar to the QBZ and QBB-95. It has a folding foregrip, similar to the Steyr AUG. The rear sights are a peep sight similar to the M16 and are adjustable to 100, 200, or 300 meters.
- NDM-86 - 7.62x51 - The Chinese NDM-86 is a 7.62x51 version of the Soviet SVD. It, like the TIGER, does not feature an adjustable gas system, but a Russia system will drop in. The disconnector out of battery safety was moved to a different location in the fire control group and as a result the bolts are missing the trip level. It does feature the same type of lightening cuts as the SVD, but with the out of battery safety being moved the bolts are not interchangeable.
- KL-7.62 - 7.62x39 - Unlicensed copy of the Type 56 made in Iran. The two rifles were indistinguishable. Recent years the rifles have been upgrade with items such as synthetic stocks and ribbed dust covers.
- MAZ - Sudanese licensed copy of the Type-56 made by Military Industry Corporation
MAK stands for Modified AK for 1990
- MAK 90 - 7.62x39 - (stamped) Type 56 post ban version, identified by "neutered" features: FSB "fangs", bayonet lugs ground off, no flash hider/muzzle brake, no cleaning rod, Thumbhole stock,
- MAK 90 - 7.62x39 - (milled) Post ban Polytech Legend. It features a thumbhole stock, and ban features such as no bayonet lug, no flash hider/muzzle brake, and in some cases no threads on the barrel and no cleaning rod.
- MAK 90/84S - 5.56x45 - The rifle is marked with both MAK 90 & 84s
- MAK 90 - 7.62x39 - Transitional variants . The rifles were imported with pre ban features, but held in customs and partially "neutered" or "scrubbed". The rifles may have some or no neutered parts, may have words, model names, etc milled off or changed, often crudely done. For example, 56S may be changed to 7-56S-7 with the additions obviously hand stamped.
- NHM 90 - 7.62x39/5.56x45 - A civilian semi-auto variant of the Chinese Type 56 rifle, the NHM-91 was built to imitate the appearance of the Russian RPK light machine gun. First imported and marketed in the United States in 1991 by ChinaSports Inc., NHM-91's were modified to meet the requirements of a 1989 Executive Order by President George H. W. Bush prohibiting importation of certain 'assault rifle' configurations of military-style semi-automatic rifles such as the Norinco AKM/AK-47. These modifications included a one-piece U.S. made thumbhole stock to replace Chinese made buttstock and pistol grip and the inclusion of a rivet on the receiver preventing use of standard AK patterned magazines. All Chinese rifles were banned under the 1994 Clinton administration Assault Weapons Ban and no Chinese AK variants were allowed to be imported.
- NHM 91 - 7.62x39 - Based on the Chinese Type 56M, the NHM 91 is a semi auto only variant designed for export after the 1989 George Bush prohibiting importation of certain features. It features a stronger receiver and a longer, thicker-profile chrome-lined barrel measuring 20 inches (508mm) compared to the 590 mm (23.2 in) of the original RPK, along with a forward-mounted steel bipod. The NHM-91 was equipped from the factory with two 30-round magazines and a 75-round Chinese drum magazine. It has a stepped hammer profile with a shorter bolt.
- MAK 91 - 7.62x39 - (milled) 18" barrel, bipod, Chinese Characters, "National Match" (same as Polytech Legend "National Match" only post ban version)
- Polytech Legend - 7.62x39 - "National Match" 18" barrel, Chinese characters "Precision Degree Gun" on receiver. Features a scope mount.
- Canadian Export - 7.62x39 - A special Canadian version was imported with an 18.6 in barrel for Canadian law which requires rifles to have at least 18.5 inches for it to be classified as a non restricted firearm. This rifle was made and imported between 1991 - 1994 when the passing of bill C17 where all AK rifles became restricted class, and then in 1995 all AK rifles were declared prohibited class weapons, meaning they were effectively banned from civilian ownership. Some of these rifles made their way into the USA, but are not common.
- ASP-95 - 5.56x45 - Is a prototype rifle based on the Kalashnikov platform, but is highly modified. The right side of the receiver has the traditional safety lever, but only has a safe/semi settings. The left side of the receiver has a thumb safety feature semi/full auto settings. The folding stock is stamped and folds to the right. The rifle can be fire folded and features a carry handle that doubles as a 1.5x optical sight and backup irons sights. The pistol grip is very similar to the M16 with the finger grooves.
- LADA - 5.45x39 - The rifle was designed at CZ-UB during the 1980s. It was intended to replace the SA Vz.58 which was in service with the Czechoslovak Army. The rifle consisted of three variations, standard rifle, compact rifle, and light machine gun. With the ending of the WARSAW Pact the rifle was chambered in 5.56 using NATO mags. Later being called the CZ-2000
- CZ-2000 - 5.56x45 - With the LADA being chambered in 5.56x45 it was now labeled the CZ-2000. While it does use the Kalashnikov operating system the rifle is very unique to itself. Neither rifles went into full production.
- Vz. 58 - 7.62x39 - While the rifle resembles an AK pattern rifle, there are no parts interchangeability between the two rifles, including magazines. These rifles are in no way, shape, or form an AK or a rifle that comes from the AK family of rifles.
- Zero Series - 7.62x39 - (Nullserie) Prototype rifles that were manufactured in 1958. These early rifles were fitted with a Soviet style front sight base and gas block. The E. German receivers did not have a spot for a cleaning rod, so the handguards did not a hole for it either. The rifles also had the standard sling mounts on the gas block and rear of the receiver but additionally had a pass through style in the stock in the same style as the K98k Mausers and the E. German Karabiner-S SKS rifles. The rifles were produced at the VEB Ernst-Thälmann-Werk Suhl and the VEB Geräteund Werkzeugbau Wiesa factories. These rifles were for the most part a Soviet Type 3 clone with minor changes.
- MPi-K - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Russian Type 3 with small changes. Production started in 1958 and in the first year 8400 were produced. It took 33 months to reach 31,770 rifles of the 33,000 that was ordered.
- MPi-KmS - 7.62x39 - An underfolding stock version of the MPi-K
- MPi-KS - 7.62x39 - ????
- MPi-KM - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Russian AKM. Production started in 1965 and by 1985 some 200,000 rifles were products. Some of the bigger changes was the furniture which was a hard plastic used on the stock, upper and lower handguards, and pistol grip. In 1971 the slant brake was adopted. The stocks are very unique as they have a bubble pattern on them. These rifles did not have a side rail for mounting optics.
- MPi-KMS-72 - 7.62x39 -This was the side folding version of the standard MPi-KM rifles. The folding stocks used on these rifle were copied by several different countries.
- MPi-AK-74N - 5.45x39 - Production started on March 1, 1985 of the E. German AK-74 rifles. Only 14,000 rifles were made the first year of production as quality control had major issues.
- MPi-AKS-74N - 5.45x39 - This was the side folding version of the standard MPi-AK-74 rifles. The folding stocks used on these rifle were copied by several different countries.
- MPi-AKS-74NK - 5.45x39 - In 1987 E. Germany adopted the rifle, which was their version of the AKS-74U
- KK-MPi Mod.69 - .22LR - A .22LR training rifle that was capable of firing in semi or full auto.
- RPK - 7.62x39 - RPKs were supplied by Russia and Romania.
- StG-940 - 5.56x45 - The rifle was tested but never officially adopted by the East German Army. It was conceived and developed in 1985, where it went into production to 1990 until the end of East Germany as a nation. The remaining rifles were scrapped in 1992. The rifle gets its name from mixing the word Wiesa (town where it was manufactured) and Germany. The rifle was intended for export but was used domestically by special forces, namely the Stasi. Of the 4 versions that were produced only the first two versions were every made in any significant numbers. Ther rifles were also produced in 5.45x39, but in very limited numbers. Like all 5.56 AKs the magazines are unique to them but can be shared with the Romanian 5.56 rifles such as the SAR and WASR 3.
- MPi - Maschinenpistole - Submachine Gun (The E. Germans call their AKs this because they didn't want to use the STG naming convention)
- AK - Avtomat Kalashnikov
- M - Modernized
- S - Schulterstuetze - Folding stock
- N - Nachtsichtgeraet - Night Vision capable
- K - Kurz - Short (Carbine)
- Example - MPi-AKS-74NK - MaschinenPistole - Avtomat Kalashnikov Schulterstuetze - 74(5.45x39) Nachtsichtgeraet (side rail) Kurz (carbine)
- Misr - 7.62x39 - Misr - 7.62x39 - The Misr is a 1:1 copy of the Russian AKM manufactured domestically by Factory 54 of the Maadi Company for Engineering Industries in Cairo. Personnel at the plant were trained in the Soviet Union and the plant was supervised by the Russians before their departure in 1972 at the nads of Anwar Sadat. It was made for the Egyptian Army and export sales. The wood for the furniture was imported from Finland but finished in Egypt. In 1982 a semi auto version of the rifle was introduced to the US market by the US division of Steyr-Daimler-Punch in Steyr, Austria. The rifles were called the ARM (Automatic Rifle Misr). These rifles are as close as one can get to a real Soviet AKM, without having the real thing.
- PARS International - 7.62x39 - (Louisville, KY) Imported from 1993-1995. Rifles came with a threaded barrel with a nut tack welded on. The RML model was imported with a 16 or 20 in barrel with the threads turned off.
- ACC/INTRAC - 7.62x39 - (Knoxville, TN) Imported from 1993-1995. Imported models were the ARM and RPM, both having a thumbhole stock. The model ARM had a 16.34 in barrel with muzzle threads and a nut tack welded on. The RPM had a 20 in barrel and a muzzle nut tacked on. The 1993 imported RPM came with a bipod, while later ones did not.
- CAI/Saint Albans, VT or Saint George, NH - 7.62x39 - Imported rifles from 1997-1999. They assembled rifles from parts kits from 1996-1997.
- MISR-90 - 7.62x39 - These rifles were manufactured by CAI using Maddi receivers using Chinese parts kits after the Chinese import ban in April 1994.
- Et-97/1 - 7.62x39 - AK-103 manufactured domestically at the state run Gafat Armament Engineering Complex
- RK 54 - Soviet AK-47 Type 3
- RK 54 TP - Soviet AKS-47
- RK 56 TP - Chinese Type 56. Finnish Reservist organizations where looking to purchase semi auto rifles in early 90’s. Sako/Valmet would have been obvious choices, especially 92S, but the Chinese option were 6 times cheaper, while being just half as good. Up to 600 were delivered to Finland from China.
- m/58 - 7.62x39 - Prototype rifle. Featured a wooded stock, pistol grip, and handguards instead of the tubular stock and plastic grip and handguards
- RK 60 - 7.62x39 - First Factory production prototype. Featured a hinged trigger guard, no muzzle device. Second version had an open trigger guard and experimental muzzle brake. Later changed to the 3 prong version used on production rifles.
- RK 62 PT - 7.62x39 - Initial production rifles. Lacked tritium night sight and butt stock and rear and front sight from the RK 60
- RK 62 - 7.62x39 - Main Production run since the 1960s. Has the newer style tritium night sights, strengthened buttstock, and a newer style gas block.
- RK 62 TP - 7.62x39 - Folding stock version of the 62
- RK 62 95 TP - 7.62x39 - Folding stock version of the 62 used by the Finnish Border Guard. Has a 1913 rail for optics
- RK 62 M1 - 7.62x39 - A modernized variant with telescopic Magpul CTR stock, enhanced selector lever, side mounted rail for optics and an accessory rail just behind the gas block to accustom front grip, tactical light etc.
- RK 62 M2 - 7.62x39 - Same as the M1 only features a M-LOK railed handguard. Uses the Ase Utra Borelock flash hider which can mount a suppressor or rebar cutter.
- RK 62 M3 - 7.62x39 - As M2, but coated with green Cerakote and features new muzzle brake with quick attachment for sound suppressor.
- RK 62 kromattu - 7.62x39 - A chrome plated version of the later models RK 62 used for conscript band displays
- RK 62 76 - 7.62x39 - Stamped receiver version of the RK 62
- RK 62 76 TP - 7.62x39 - Stamped version with early folding stock
- RK 62 VV - 7.62x39 - Any RK 62 with holes machined to accustom side rail for image intensifier such as VV2000.
- RK 62 TP VV - Any RK 62 TP with holes machined to accustom side rail for image intensifier such as VV2000.
- M/82 - 7.62x39 -A bullpup using the RK 62 76 receiver. The rifle was designed with the intention of being used with paratroopers.
- RK 71 - 7.62x39 - Stamped version of the RK 62 with AK style sight arrangements and gas port.
- RK 71 TP - 7.62x39 - Underfolding stock version of the RK 71.
- TAK - 7.62x53r - Sniper rifle prototype based on the RK 71. Feeds from Lahti M/26 mags
- RK 72 - 7.62x39 - East German MPi-KM which were obtained from NVA surplus stocks as East Germany fell. Together with a division of T-72M1 tanks and other equipment.
- 7.62 RK 72 TP - East German MPi-KMS-72 which were obtained from NVA surplus stocks as East Germany fell. Together with a division of T-72M1 tanks and other equipment.
- RK 90 - 7.62x39 - Sako produced prototype incorporating features from the Galil
- RK 92 - 7.62x39 - Sako produced prototype designed featuring more conventional Kalashnikov-type items
- RK 95 TP - 7.62x39 - Updated version of the RK 62 with upgraded features from the Galil
- M/74 - 7.62x39 - RPK style prototype.
- Unnamed prototype - 7.62x39 - AKS-74u inspired rifle
- M62 - 7.62x39 - RK 62 exported to the Qatar Armed Forces
- M72 - 7.62x39 - Chrome plated version of the RK 71 for the Royal Guard of the Qatar Armed forces
- M76 - .222 Remington - RK 62 72 exported to the Indonesian Sea and Coast Guard
- Sako M95 - 7.62x39/5.56x45 - Proposed export version of the RK 95 TP
- M62/S - 7.62x39 - Semi-auto version of the RK 62
- M71/S - 7.62x39 - Semi-auto version of the TK 71. Features an all wood, plastic, and tubular stock versions with both plastic and wooded handguards
- M76 (Stamped) - Multi - Semi-auto version of the RK-62 76. Produced in .222 Remington, 5.56x45, and 7.62x39
- M76W - 7.62x39 - Wood stock version
- M76F - 7.62x39 - Folding stock version
- M76P - 7.62x39 - Plastic stock version
- M76 (Milled) - Multi - Semi-auto version of the RK 62. Produced in .222 Remington, 5.56x45, and 7.62x39
- M78 (Stamped) - Multi - Export version of the RK 62 76. Features a strengthened front trunnion, heavier barrel, and sight layout from the RK 71. Produced in .222 Remington, 5.56x45, 7.62x39, and 7.62x51.
- M78/83s - Multi - Modified DMR version of the M78. Features a thumbhole stock, and scope mount with a Mauser Mark X Electro-Point 4x40 scope
- M78 (Milled) - 7.62x39 - (RK 62) version of the M78
- M82 - 5.56x45 - Semi-auto version of the M82 bullpup
- M83 - 7.62x39 - Semi auto version of the RK 62
- Petra/Hunter M/83 - Multi - Semi-auto hunting rifle which uses the RK 62 action. Sold in Finland as the Petra M/83 and outside as the Hunter M83. Produced in 5.56x45, .243 Win, 7.62x51, and .30-06. Sold in Finland as a bullpup chambered in 9.3x62
- Petra/Hunter M/88 - Multi - Modified version of the Petra with a push safety and different sight layout
- M92 S - 7.62x39 - Semi-auto version of the RK 95 TP. Most have a fixed stock, replacing the folding stock
- AK55 - 7.62x39 - By 1957 the Magyar Néphadsereg - Hungarian People's Army (abbreviated MN ) decided to replace their bolt action 48.M Mosin Nagants with an AK-47 style rifle. The Hungarian AK was designated AK-55. It was a copy of the Soviet AK-47, and had a cleaning rod, lacked a bayonet lug, but a barrel-mounted bayonet was available. The quality of these rifles was very high. The stock, pistol grip and forend were made of wood. The serial number was usually stamped in the lighting up on the left side of the receiver, but manufacturer's marks were rarely present. FEG started re-tooling for the AK in 1957, and the first AK-55 left the factory in 1959. The receivers, which were machined from steel blocks, were made by Danuvia Gépgyár, which had better machining facilities than FEG. From 1963 with the introduction of the AKM-63 with its sheet metal receiver, all parts are made by FÉG.
- AKM-63F - 7.62x39 - (Fatusás - Wooden stock) Came out in 1963 using a stamped receiver. Very close to a Russian AKM aside from the unique gas tube and foregrip.
- AKM-63D - 7.62x39 - (Deszantváltozat - Airborne variant) Same as the AKM-63 only featuring an underfolding stock.
- AK-63MF - 7.62x39 - (Modernizált Fegyver) A modernized version of the AKM-63, featuring a railed handguard, telescoping stock, and rail for mounting modern optics.
- AMD-65 - 7.62x39 - Automata Módosított Deszantfegyver (Automatic Modified Airborne-weapon) Produced from 1966 to the mid 80s, the rifle features a 12.5 in barrel and unlike other rifles with a similar barrel length did not have a combo gas block and front sight. Had a wire folding stock as well. No side rail.
- AMP-69 - 7.62x39 - Primarily designed to shoot grenades. Featured a wire stock with a spring buffer and a handguard with a similar setup. Was capable of firing live ammo.
- NGM-81 - 5.56x45 - Designed in 5.45x39 and 5.56 it is more like a traditional AKM. More common to find in 5.56x45.
- SA-85 - 7.62x39 - Standard AKM pattern rifle. Could also come with an underfolding stock. Designed for export.
- RPK - 7.62x39 - Standard Soviet RPK
- RPKSN - 7.62x39 - Same as standard rifle but was issued with a night sight
- INSAS - 5.56x45 - (INdian Small Arms System) Is a family of rifles and LMG based on the Kalashnikov platform manufactured by Ordnance Factories Board at Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli in Ishapore. Design started in the 1980s with production going from 1994-Present. The standard rifle comes with a three round burst feature, something not common on AK style rifles. A full auto feature was added later. Features a side rail for mounting optics and the ARDE 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher can be fixed to it. It comes with black furniture.
- LMG - 5.56x45 - The LMG version of the INSAS features a longer, heavier barrel with revised rifling, and a bipod. It uses 30 round mags, but can also accept the 20 rounders the INSAS uses.
- Excalibur - 5.56x45 - The Excalibur was intended to replace the INSAS, as it had several upgrades over the INSAS such as more modern furniture, a dust cover 1913 rail for mounting optics, and a more modern folding stock. The trails took place in 2014-2015, which the rifle never finished. Some 2000 rifles have been built but it was never officially adopted by the military. June 2017 the rifle was said to have failed the trails, and July 2018 the plans to adopt the rifle were abandoned.
- Amogh - 5.56x30 MINSAS - Development for the rifle started in 2005. In Sept 2008 an order for 148 rifles was placed but an audit in Sept 2009, 80 carbines were not used due to failure for supplying the ammunition that was needed for eight years. The rifle was rejected by the Indian Army after the first trials, though it did some limited use by the Coast Guard, navy, and some police forces.
- Kalantak - 5.56x45 - The Kalantak is a short barreled rifle designed for close combat and PDW roles.
- AK-103 - 7.62x39 - Recently the Indian military has announced they will be using the AK-103 rifle which will be made domestically
- Trichy - 7.62x39 - A domestically produced copy of the Bulgarian AR-M1. Features 'upgrades' such as an fixed folding stock and a telescoping M4 patterned stock. The rifle was unveiled in March 2017.
- KLS - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Chinese Type 56 produced domestically
- KLF - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Chinese Type 56-1 produced domestically
- KLT - 7.62x39 - Copy of the Chinese Type 56-2 produced domestically
- AME-74-KA - 7.62x39 - It is a copy of a Chinese Type 56 with a mix of parts. Features a folding stock from the AK-102, a more western style flash hider which was inspired by the G36. The furniture is polymer, but does not have the heat shield in the handguards. The quality of these rifles are said to be very poor, even among other Iranian rifles. The right side of the rifle has western characters on it, while the left side says AME-74-KA in Latin and Persian script. No manufacturer stamps appears anyone on the rifle.
- Tabuk - 7.62x39 - In the late 1970s Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to manufacture a rifle domestically. Having a strong relationship with the former Yugoslavia, they contact Zastava about setting up manufacturing. By the early 1980s Iraq purchased tooling from Zastava and established its own factory in Bi'r Musammad, Babil, Iraq. They manufactured the M70B1 and M70AB2 which became known as the Tabuk.
- Tabuk Sniper - 7.62x39 - The rifles were based on the M72, and were very close copies with the only difference being the Tabuk Sniper was semi auto only and a lighter barrel then a factory M72. It features a skeletonized stock with a cheek piece and a side rail for mounting optics.
- Tabuk Carbine - 7.62x39 - Known to have a Yugo/RPK receiver or a AKM style receiver, uses standard AKM furniture, and features a Underfolding stock.
- AR - 5.56x45/7.62x51 - Standard rifle. The Galil family of rifles is modified version of the family of rifles Valmet manufactured which in turn is a modified version of a milled AK. Features a 18.1 in (460mm) barrel. 7.62x51 NATO version has a 21.1 in (535mm) barrel.
- SAR - 5.56x45/7.62x51 - Carbine version of the AR rifle with a unique combo gas block/front sight. Features a 13.1 in (332mm) barrel. 7.62x51 NATO version has a 15.7 in (400mm) barrel.
- ARM - 5.56x45/7.62x51 - LMG version of the AR rifle. Featuring a bipod that can used as a bottle opener (by design), the bipod when folded acts like a speed chute for faster mag changes, and can be used as a wire cutter. Features a 18.1 in (460mm) barrel. 7.62x51 NATO version has a 21.1 in (535mm) barrel
- MAR - 5.56x45 - (Micro Galil) The latest version of the Galil family of rifles. Keeps many features as previous rifles but has a new frame, operating system, and shorter barrel. A magwell adapter is available to use STANAG mags. Features a folding tubular folding stock, multifunctional muzzle device, tritium night sights, and a 8.2 in (210mm) barrel.
- MAR 699 - 5.56x45 - Has many of the same features as the parent rifle on with a left side charging handle and a spring loaded dust cover to keep the rifle sealed from dirt.
- Sniper - 7.62x51 - A derivative of the ARM rifle. Features am adjustable two stage trigger, a right folding wooden stock, and a heavy duty bipod mounted to the receiver. Newer models feature a synthetic stock, grip, and handguards.
- Magal - .30 Carbine - A LEO version of the MAR using mags from the M1 Carbine as well as a dedicated 27 round mag featuring a BHO. Introduced in 1999, it was withdrawn from service in 2001 due to numerous complaints of malfunctions.
- Marksman - 5.56x45 - A DMR rifle introduced in 1996 featuring a scope and padded stock.
- Golani - 5.56x45 - A US made rifle build off parts kits.
- Galil ACE - 5.56x45 - . An updated rifle using a left side charging handle, spring loaded dust cover, and polymer lower receiver to lower cost of manufacturing. Can be stripped without any tools. Also available in 7.62x39, and 7.62x51 NATO.
- AK-Alpha - 5.56x457.62x39 - The AK-Alpha was an attempt to modernize the ergonomics of the AK. The prototype was first shown in 2016 at the Shot Show in the USA and Eurosatory in France. The rifles are Russian made Saiga with a polymer chassis on it designed by CAA (Command Arms & Accessories). The original Saiga bolt was modified to work with the chassis and the traditional AK selector was replaced with a more ergonomic ambi selector like you would find on a M16.
- VB-STD - 5.56x45 - Manufactured by Vincenzo Bernardelli in Italy, it is a 1:1 clone of the AR/ARM rifles.
- VB-SR - 5.56x45 - Modified version of the SAR that takes STANAG mags. The rifles competed for trails but lost to the Beretta 70/90 family of rifles. The VB-SR is parts compatible with the with the R5 and Galil SAR.
- Balashnikov - 5.56x45 - The Balashnikov was designed by Yisrael Galil and was the precursor to the Galil. It is a modified AK chambered 5.56x45. It features a modified stock, handguard, sights, and bipod.
- VB-STD/VB-SR - 7.62x39 - (Bernardelli Mod.377) Was a 1:1 clone of the Galil AR/ARM family of rifles.
- MA-1 MK.I - 5.56x45 - The MA-1 is an assault rifle used by the Burmese military. It replaced the BA-63 (HK G3). It is an AK based rifle which takes influences from the Galil and a number of other rifles. It was manufactured by Myanmar Fritz Werner Industries. The Mk.I was replaced by the Mk.II to fix the reported reliability issues with the rifle. The Mk.I and MA-1 Mk.II is reportedly going to be replaced by the MA-1 Mk.III, a new bullpup design. The Mk.III is an unlicensed copy of the Chinese QBZ-97.
- MA-2 Mk.I - 5.56x45 - LMG with a heavy barrel and bipod. Issued with a drum.
- MA-2 Mk.I - 5.56x45 - Carbine version with folding metal stock. Rifle is also referred to as the EMER-K3.
- MA-4 Mk.I - 5.56x45 - A version of the MA-1 which came equipped with a underbarrel grenade launcher.
- EMER-K1 - 5.56x45 - The EMER-K1 is a bullpup version of the standard MA-1.
- EMER-K1 LMG - 5.56x45 - ThE LMG version of the standard EMER-k1
- MAS Mk.I - 7.62x51 - Sniper variant of the MA-2. It was influenced by the SVD. Fires from a 10-round magazine.
- MAS Mk.II - 7.62x51 - A modified version of the MAS Mk.I
- OBJ-006 - An AKM clone produced by the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria
- Type 58 - 7.62x39 - The Type 58 is a copy of the Russian Type 3 made in Factory 61 and 65. Manufacturing started in 1958, at first with parts supplied by Russia, then later parts were manufactured domestically. The A model had a fixed stock while the B had a folding stock.
- Type 68 - 7.62x39 - Copy of the AKM, which replaced the Type 58 in 1968.
- Type 68 - 7.62x39 - An underfolding version of the rifle was also manufactured.
- Type 88 - 5.45x39 - A copy of the AK-74. It is speculated the rifles are manufactured with the technical assistance from China. These can be seen with a helical drums that hold between 100-150 rounds. Not much is known about these.
- Type 88-1 - 5.45x39 - 5.45x39 - A side folding version of the standard Type 88.
- Type 88-2 - 5.45x39 - 5.45x39 - In what is unique in the AK family of rifles instead of the traditional underfolding stocks, the North Koreans decided to go with a top folding option.
- Type 64 - 7.62x39 - The North Korean RPK which uses a Type 58 milled receiver.
- TUL-1 - 7.62x39 - The TUL-1 is based on the Type 56. It was manufactured in the early 1970s in the Z1 Factory in North Vietnam. Testing took place in 1969. Total numbers of rifles products are not known but it is estimated that several thousand of them were manufactured before the end of the Vietnam War ended. After the war the rifle was replaced by the RPK which was licensed by the Soviet Union. There are some TUL-1 still in limited use by the Vietnam People's Army along with the RPK.
- Khyber Pass - 7.62x39 - Rifles started to be manufactured in the Khyber Pass, where many rifles were made, crudely.
- PK-10 - 7.62x39 - Recently POF (Pakistan Ordnance Factories) started to manufacture AK-47/AKM copies calling them the PK-10
- Wz.96 - 5.56x45/7.62x39 - Standard rifle of the Polish military. Features a top rail for mounting optics. Has thumb safety. Has a 18 in (457mm) barrel.
- Wz.96 Mini - 5.56x45/7.62x39 -Same as wz.92 only with a 9.2 in (235mm) barrel
- wz.96A - 5.56x45 - (1996) Standard rifle of the Polish military. Features a top rail for mounting optics. Has thumb safety. Has a 18 in (457mm) barrel. The rifle was equipped with POPC I rail, where Polish sights (CWL-1, CK-3, LKA-4, PCS-6) could be mounted, but the most common rails was the POPC III.
- wz. 96B - 5.56x45 - (2004) Same as the standard rifle but with foregrip with rails on it. The B version also get new rail option, POPC II (short) and POPC III (long) which subtended the Picatinny standard. Some B versions also got the POPC I rail system
- wz. 96C - 5.56x45 - (2009) Same as the standard rifle but with a new buttstock, which is fixed and telescopic. A new rails system, the POPC IV, new handguard, magazines and new foregrip.
- wz. 96D - 5.56x45 - (2013-2014) This uses the stock from the V variant, but it is now folding, uses STANAG mags, rails that are part of the dust cover, foldable sights. The Polish Armed Forces reportedly refused to buy this version of the rifle.
- wz.96 Mini - 5.56x45/7.62x39 -Same as wz.92 only with a 9.2 in (235mm) barrel
- Beryl M762 - 7.62x39 - (2013) Version of the rifle designed for export
- Beryl M545 - 5.45x39 - (2011) Version of the rifle designed for export
kbk wz. 2002 BIN
- Kbk wz. 2002 BIN - 7.62x39 - The BIN was a prototype created by Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna in 2002 as an attempt to convert the well-proven FB Beryl weapon system into a bullpup form. It was never intended for mass production. The prototype served as the basis for a computer generated design known as the BIN-21, which was used as the basis for the kbk wz. 2005 Jantar.
Kbk wz. 2005
- Kbk wz. 2005 - 5.45x45 - (Jantar) The Jantar was a prototype rifle created by Wojskowa Akademia Techniczna between 2003-2005 to test the advantages of the bullpup configuration. It was never intended to go into mass production. It features a raised 1913 rail for mounting optics and a safety selector on the left side of the rifle in the same design as the Tantal. An updated version of the Jantar was developed called the Jantar-M to further refine the design. Only 1 example of each rifle was ever produced.
wz. 88 Tantal
- wz. 88 Tantal - 5.45x39 - Designed in the early 1980s and produced till 1994, the Tantal was the rifle for the Polish military for many years. Early prototypes for the rifle were called the wz. 1981 and were modeled off the Russian AKM, later switching over to the 74 in 1987. It was based on the AK-74M using a wire folding stock closely copied off the E. German MPi-KMS-72. The rifle features a left hand thumb safety selector as well as offering three round burst. Something not found on many other AK clones.
Kbkg wz. 1960
- Kbkg wz. 1960 - 7.62x39 - The Kbkkg was designed to fire the PMK-DGN-60 or PKM-60 rifle grenade. The LON-I grenade launcher is screwed onto the muzzle of the barrel, where the grenades slip over it and are fire. The rifle has a gas shut off system, which is not something that is common on AKs, with the exception of Yugoslavian rifles, where it was very common. It fed from a special 10 round magazine with a block to prevent loading live rounds. Shooting a live round into the back of a grenade would end poorly.
- Onyks - 5.45x39 - The Onyks is a carbine variant of the wz. 88 Tanta based on the AKS-74Ul. It features a wire folding stock that was copied from the E. Germans, a 8.1 in (207mm) barrel, and a raised rail for mounting optics.
- RPK - 7.62x39 - RPKs were supplied by Russia and Romania.
- Romanian Arsenals include Carfil, Sadu, and Cugir. Cugir having the most issues from the late 1970's to 1994. Carfil only making firearms for the Romanian Military, and Sadu making most rifles for military aid and export.
- ROMAK-922 - 7.62x54r - Parts kit guns. Serials numbers are not matching
- ROMAK-3 - 7.62x54r - The PSL (A scaled up AK with RPK receiver chambered in 7.62x54r with a 24in barrel
- PSL - 7.62x54r - Romania's "answer" to the SVD. It is a scaled up RPK featuring a 24 in barrel.
- WUM-1 - 7.62x39 - A true oddity of the early ROMARM imports. Originally built for export to Germany, the WUM1 is built on an AKM spec receiver, not the more common MD86 style receivers. Considered to be the highest quality Romanian rifle to be imported, if it is Sadu made and does not have the "Moon Cuts" on the receiver. Also includes a PSL style rail for mounting a PSO scope with Siminov reticle. Has many unique ban features to include FSB installed backwards, safety selector riveted into place, short rail trimming, FA BCG bump rivet, and moon cuts on the receiver.
- WUM-2 - 5.45x39 - An extremely rare rifle based off the MD86. Import numbers vary from less than a thousand examples to less than one hundred.
- SADU - Some early rifles were made by SADU
- CUR-2 - 5.45x39 - Imported during the AWB until the late 90s, widely considered to be the first 5.45x39 rifle to be imported into the US of a sizable number. Most were parts kits rebuilt on MD86 receivers. Kept the unique features like the upswept charging handle. Considered to be the highest quality Romanian 5.45x39 rifle to be imported.
- SADU - Some early rifles were made by SADU
Semi Automatic Rifle
- SAR-1 - 7.62x39 - AKM pattern with dimpled MD86 receiver, non threaded barrel.
- SAR-2 - 5.45x39 - AKM pattern with dimpled MD86 receiver, non threaded barrel.
- SAR-3 - 5.56x45 - AKM pattern with dimpled MD86 receiver, non threaded barrel.
- SADU - Some early rifles were made by SADU
Pump Action Rifle
- PAR-1 - 7.62x39 - These rifles did not have a gas system, but did have a pump handle which was part of the handguards, much like a shotgun would. The rear sight was moved to the dust cover.
- PAR-2 - 5.45x39 - These rifles did not have a gas system, but did have a pump handle which was part of the handguards, much like a shotgun would. The rear sight was moved to the dust cover.
- PAR-3 - 5.56x45 - These rifles did not have a gas system, but did have a pump handle which was part of the handguards, much like a shotgun would. The rear sight was moved to the dust cover.
Wassenaar Arrangement Semi-automatic Rifles
- WASR-10 - 7.62x39 - AKM pattern with flat single stack receivers made from new factory second parts. Semi version of the Md. 63 modified in the US to accept standard capacity double stack magazines with varying degrees of quality control.
- WASR-10/63 - 7.62x39 - Considered to be poorest quality WASR imported. AKM pattern with flat single stack receivers made from surplus parts. Features new barrel and receiver. Semi version of the Md. 63 modified in the US to accept standard capacity double stack magazines with poor quality control.
- WASR-2 - 5.45x39 - AKM pattern with flat single stack receivers made from new parts. Semi version of the Md. 86 modified in the US to accept standard capacity double stack magazines with varying degrees of quality control.
- WASR-3 - 5.56x45 - AKM pattern with single stack flat receivers made from new parts. Semi version of the Md. 86 modified in the US to accept standard capacity double stack magazines with varying degrees of quality control. Known for barrel issues initially, not imported for very long. Uses Wieger magazines.
- WASR-22 - .22LR - Trainer version of the WASR-10
- RH-10/M10-762 - 7.62x39 - Semi-auto version of the Md.90 with a 16 in barrel, featuring a front sight integrated into the gas block known as a combo block.
- Draco - 7.62x39 - Semi-auto pistol version of the md. 90, not subject to 922r compliance and is a higher quality than other Cugir offerings. Built on an md90 style receiver with dimples and double stack bolt. Features a 12.5 in barrel.
- Champion - 5.56x45 - A version of the pistol was imported in 5.56x45 in very low numbers.
- md. 63 - 7.62x39 - AKM pattern rifle. Exported as the AIM.
- md. 64 - 7.62x39 - Identical to the Soviet RPK. Semi-auto versions were exported to the US as the AES-10B.
- md. 65 - 7.62x39 - AKM pattern rifle featuring an underfolding stock. Exported as the AIMS.
- md. 80 - 7.62x39 - 12.5in PDW style firearm with a crutch style folder and unique conical muzzle break. Export model known as AIM-R
- md. 86 - 5.45x39 - AKM style rifle chambered in 5.45x39. Went into service in 1986. Very little parts commonality with AK74, still in use by Romanian Land Forces. Manufactured by Carfil and Cugir.
- AIMS-74 - 5.45x39 - Export version of the rifle, mostly made by Sadu.
- Variants - 5.45x39 - Several semi auto versions were imported into the States. Romak 992, Romak 2, Intrac MK II, CUR-2, WUM-2, SAR-2, and WASR-2.
- md. 90 - 7.62x39 - Known as the PM md. 90 cu țeavă scurtă (short barreled PM md. 90) it features a 12.5 in barrel and crutch wire style stock that was used on the md. 86.
- md. 94 - 5.45x39 - 5.45x39 version of the md.90.
- md. 2000 - 5.56.45 - Is a modernized rifle to replace the aging rifles of the Romanian military.
- NAT1 - 5.56x45 - NAT1 is a Romanian assault weapon manufactured by the Cugir Mechanical Plant. It was designed to meet NATO technical requirements, while offering versatility to different end users (infantrymen, paratroopers, etc.).
- AK-46 - 7.62x39 - Prototype rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov chambered in 7.62x39mm. It was designed in 1946, and laid the groundwork for Kalashnikov's later modifications to the series. Rifles featured a hinged trigger group much like a FAL or HK roller gun. The second generation rifle featured a few upgrades and had an underfolding stock. The rifle went through several generations before a final working rifle came to be.
- AK-46 First Generation - The first working copy of the rifle. Still in very early stages but laid the groundwork for what would become the most popular rifle in existence. It has been estimated that 100 million AKs have been manufactured throughout the world since the rifles development.
- Second Generation - The second generation rifle made changes such as enclosing the bolt more to keep dust a debris out, changes to the stock and furniture.
- Underfolder - The underfolding version of the second generation with a stock heavily influenced by the MP40.
- Field Stripped - The early prototype rifles field stripped. You can see the early rifles and how it had a lower for the trigger mechanism, two piece bolt carrier, and different recoil assembly.
- First Generation - As the models progresses more changes were including moving the charging handle from the left to the right side of the receiver, a front sight which more resembles what we are used to see, and one of the bigger changes, a one pieced receiver.
- First Generation Stripped - You can see the major changes to the receiver, the now one piece bolt carrier, right hand charging, and a recoil assembly more resembling what we are used to see in a AK pattern rifle.
- Second Generation - Featuring a major change in the furniture and the way its attached to the rifle and not having the 3 vent holes the earlier prototypes were lacking. A larger muzzle device was added and as a result the bayonet lug was located in front of the device. In addition to that slight changes to the gas block was made.
- Third Generation - The third generation rifle is a simplified version of the previous generations. The large muzzle brake was removed with one built into the front sight post. One of the issues with this setup was excessive concussion reported by soldiers trialing the rifles.
- Third Generation (Underfolder) - An underfolder version of the third generation rifle was developed.
- Third Generation (Underfolder Gen 2) - A second generation underfolder was designed and the major changes was the removal of the integrated muzzle brake/front sight. The muzzle device was cut off because of previous issues found with the setup. The muzzle sat flush with the front sight.
- Fourth Generation - (1948) With the removal of the integrated muzzle device there needed to be a way to attach muzzle devices, so the barrel was threaded, and change was made to the charging handle from the hollow tube, to the handle the rifle is known for having. The reason for this was rust was forming inside the tube and soldiers were unable to clean them out. This is the final revision of the 'AK-47'. It went into Soviet military service in 1949 as the 'AK-48'.
- Fourth Generation (Underfolder) - A folding stock version of the 'AK-48'.
- Type 1 A/B - 7.62x39 - In early 1948 Mikhail Kalashnikov produced 4 pre production rifles which went to trials and by the end of 1949 they made 80k rifles. The 4 pre production rifles claimed to have fired 13,000 rounds each without major issues and only had to stop because reportedly they ran out of ammo at the factory. The early rifles suffered from many quality control issues, one being the receivers warped from the heat during sustained firing. These rifles were also missing the center support which did not help with the issues. This would later be added to the AKM. In 1949 they switched to the Type 2, which was a milled receiver because of the quality control issues. Through 1951 they produced both the Type 1 and Type 2. The Type 1s had a reinforcement rib running along the top of the receiver. The rivets on the rear of the river, and internal rails were ground flat, and the selector was revieted in place meaning it could not be removed. The gas pistons were fluted as a way to save weight. The barrels were threaded into the front trunnion and held in place with a barrel pin. Later rifles would have the barrel pressed in as a way to simplify the manufacturing process. The front trunnions on the Type 1 extended back and wrapped around the magwell. With the front trunnion extending back so far the ejector was integrated into it. This would later change in the AKM. One of the more defining features of the Type 1 beside the front trunnion is the shape and angle of the pistol grip. The grip is angled farther back then on later revisions of the rifles and the grip panels are sandwiched around a tab which is riveted to the receiver. The rifles weighed in at 9.6 lbs. The rifles came in a fixed and underfolding configuration.
- Type 2 A/B - 7.62x39 - The rifle was designed by Valeriy Kharkov a lead engineer working with the Kalashnikov team and was in production from 1951-1957 and the Type 3 began production in 1955. The receivers weighted close to 1.4 lbs and had over 100 milling operations to them. The Type 2 features a socket for the butt stock so the same receiver could be used for fixed and underfolding stock rifles. This was unique to the Type 2 rifles and one easy way to point them out. One would have to cut the appropriate holes in the receiver to install the folding stock. The front of the receiver has a reinforced area to strengthen the front of the receiver. The rear and left side has a 'shelf' for the dust cover to rest on. The type 3 has those two reinforcements removed. The grip was changed to the more standard grip we are used to see on the AKM and AK-74 family of rifles where it is held in place by a long screw threading into a lug in the receiver. The safety is extended through the receiver found on modern AKs. This allows the safety to be removed. The gas piston is remains fluted and the rifles weights 10.5 lbs.
- Type 3 A/B - 7.62x39 - "Final" version of the AK milled receiver made from steel bar stock. It went into production between 1953 and 1954. The most ubiquitous example of the milled receiver AK. The milled lightening cut on the sides is slanted to the barrel axis. The AKS-47 is the underfolding variant of the Type 3, which was adopted in 1950, which featured a stock influenced by the German MP40. One small detail between the Type 2 and Type 3 is the Type 2 has a lighting cut parallel to the top of the receiver while the type 3 has the lighting cut parallel to the bottom of the receiver.
- Type 4 A/B (AKM) - 7.62x39 - AKM receiver stamped from a smooth 1.0 mm (0.04 in) sheet of steel supported extensively by pins and rivets. It went into production in 1959. Overall, the most-used design in the construction of the AK-series rifles.
- AKM - 7.62x39 - Modernized version of the AK-47 which debuted in 1959.
- AKMS - 7.62x39 - S – Skladnoy – Underfolding version of the AKM.
- AKML - 7.62x39 - Equipped with a side-rail used to attach a night vision device. The rail found on the AKML is a heavier rail then whats found on the AKMN.
- AKMN-1 - 7.62x39 - Can mount the multi-model night vision scope 1PN51.
- AKMN-2 - 7.62x39 - Can mount the multi-model night vision scope 1PN58.
- AKMSN - 7.62x39 - Is an UF and has a side rail. Rail is bent outwards to avoid hitting the side rail.
- AKMSU - 7.62x39 - A rifle that does not actually exist, and was never officially made. The copies most commonly seen have been put together from kits or most likely from places like the Khyber Pass, where rifles are pieced together from parts on hand.
- A-3 - 5.45x39 - The A-3 is the earliest AK variant chambered in 5.45x39. It was built primarily from AKM parts. The rifle was part of the development program for the A-3 (Avtomat retiego pokoleniya or Third generation assault rifle). The A-3 program later became what is now known as the AK-74. It featured a muzzle brake that is shared with the TKB-072, which was another prototype rifle that participated in the same trails program. The TKB-072 was designed by Korobov while working in Tula. The later versions of the A-3 muzzle brake was the first to feature a 2 chamber design which would later become one of the defining features of the rifle. It is a very effective device at that. Since the prototype rifle was largely built using AKM parts it has a 45 degree gas block. There would be two revisions of the block before settling on the 90 degree block that is used today. After the successful development of the 5.45x39 cartridge the Soviet military leaders wanted a rifle based on the AKM chambered in the new round. The new round shared common ideologies from other countries where higher hit probability was given a more important role in the design of a rifle. The low mass round (53 grains of the new 5.45x39 compared to the 123gr of the 7.62x39) helped the rifle have less recoil and give the projectile a flatter curve because of the higher speeds the lighter round activated. In the early 1970s the Soviets conducted field trials for a rifle chambered in the new 5.45x39 round. The two main rifles in the trials were the A-3, designed by Kalashnikov for Izhevsk and the SA-006, designed by Konstantinov for Kovrov. One of the features of the SA-006 is the balanced recoil system, something that has been tried several times in the past, and future rifles in Russian small arms. Despite objections from Kalashnikov of the new round, Soviet authorities sought the new rifle as they preferred the improvements over the AKM and the new caliber the rifle was chambered in. A decision was made in 1973 to adopt the new A-3 rifle giving it the designation of AK-74. It would take some time for the final design to be finished, and a RPK version of the rifle designed and deployed.
- AK-74 - 5.45x39 - Standard version of the rifle which was developed in 1974, chambered for the new round 5.45x39.
- AKS-74 - 5.45x39 - Skladony, or "folding" version of the AK-74- Featured a left hand folding stock. Production ended in 1994 and was withdrawn from service in 2008 where it was replaced by the Vityaz and carbine versions of the rifle. The remaining rifles are used by police forces or are in storage.
- AK-74M - 5.45x39 - 1991 Izhmash began full-scale production of the modernized version of the AK-74
- AK-74MR - 5.45x39 - Universal Upgrade Kit - The Soviet military and law enforcement special operations had been looking to upgrade the AK-74 to modernize the rifle. For the longest time upgrades were handled by individual units armorers by purchasing Western accessories. By the time 2010 had come the demand became apparent and the military leadership finally initiated a project to update the platform. Vladimir Zlobin, who was the chief designer at Kalashnikov Concern at the time, lead the developed for a way to modernize the weapons system with bolt on parts. The kit, known as the KM-AK, included an upper and lower handguard with 1913 rails, an new safety selector, the choice of two different muzzle devices, a new pistol grip, a collapsible and folding stock that shares similarities with the M4 stock, and a modified dust cover with 1913 rails for mounting optics and a new way for it to lock into place to help retain zero. After testing the KM-AK upgrade kit was accepted into service under the designation 6Ч63 (6CH63). It is currently in service with several branches of the Russian military. Among collectors the kit is often incorrectly called the "Ratnik modernization kit", as the kit was developed independently of similar Ratnit modernization projects. The upgrade kit can be used most AKM , AK-74 and 100 series rifles , with the only special requirement being the rifle to have a 5.5 mm rear trunnion to take advantage of the new folding stock. Outside that the parts are interchangeable. The new dust cover is hinged and locked into the rear sight block with minor modifications. Rifles that go through the upgrade program are given the designation of AK-74MR. Some of the parts used in the upgrade program can be seen in the AK-12/15/19 family of rifles.
- AKS-74U - 5.45x39 - Codenamed "Modern"—Модерн. Idea was to create a full automatic carbine. Features a 8.1 in barrel. 1979-Present
- AK-74N/AKS-74N/AKS-74UN - 5.45x39 - Can be used with the NSPU and NSPU-3(1PN51) night sights as well as the USP-1(1P29) optical sights. The AK-74N2 and AKS-74N2 can use the NSPUM(1PN58) night vision.
- AKS-74UB - 5.45x39 - "B" - Besshumniy or silent. Designed to use the subsonic 5.45x39 ammo and the PBS-4 suppressor
- AK-74MB - 5.45x39 - The rifle is capable of being converted from a standard rifle to a bullpup by just folding the stock. The rifle features an additional trigger located in the side folding stock, and an additional trigger guard is located in the front of the magwell with the addition of a folding diopter sighting system when in bullpup mode. When the operator folds the stock the secondary trigger is moved into the forward trigger guard while the rear part of the stock trigger is placed inside the rear trigger. Pulling the front trigger pushes on the transfer bar trigger in the stock, pulling the rear trigger which is the 'live' trigger. A conversion kit for the 103 and 105 was also mode.
The AK-74M is the basis for the AK-100 family of rifles. Many of the 100 series of rifles have a G2 version with upgraded handguards with 1913 rails for mounting accessors such as a foregrip or laser/light and a 1913 rail that mounts to the standard side rail for mounting modern optics. The AK-100 family of rifles has a 1.25mm thick receiver.
- AK-101 - 5.56x45 - Standard 16 in barrel variant of the rifle.
- AK-102 - 5.56x45 - Carbine version of the 101. Features a 314mm (12.4 in) barrel.
- AK-103 - 7.62x39 - Standard 16 in barrel variant of the rifle.
- AK-103-1 - 7.62x39 - Semi auto version designed for police and the civilian market.
- AK-103N2 - 7.62x39 - Features a mount for the 1PN58 night scope.
- AK-103N3 - 7.62x39 - Features a mount for the 1PN51 night scope.
- AK-103M - 7.62x39 - Modernized version of the AK-103.
- AK-104 - 7.62x39 - Carbine version of the 103. Features a 314mm (12.4 in) barrel.
- AK-105 - 5.45x39 - Carbine version of the AK-74M. Features a 314mm (12.4 in) barrel.
- AK-107 - 5.45x39 - Features a balanced recoil system based on the AL-7.
- AK-108 - 5.56x45 - Features a balanced recoil system based on the AL-7.
- AK-109 - 7.62x39 - Features a balanced recoil system based on the AL-7.
The AK-200 series of rifles are based on the 100 and AK-12 family of rifles
- AK-200 - 5.45x39
- AK-201 - 5.56x45
- AK-202 - 5.56x45 - Carbine version of the 201. Features a 314mm (12.4 in) barrel
- AK-203 - 7.62x39
- AK-204 - 7.62x39 - Carbine version of the 203. Features a 314mm (12.4 in) barrel
- AK-400 - 7.62x39 - The AK-400 is a prototype rifle that later became the AK-12 and AK-15 family of rifles. It features a side folding telescopic stock, that folds to the left. The latch has been moved from the front where it has been since the inception of folding stocks on AKs to the rear. The push button to fold the stock remains in the same location. The pistol grip has storage for cleaning kit or other accessories. It has a full length 1913 rail starting at the handguards going back and across the top dust cover. The rear sights have been moved back to the rear of the dust cover as well. It has been changed to an aperture sight. The dust cover is retained and slides onto the receiver. It locks into the front like the AN-94 and has a spring loaded latch in the rear to secure it to eliminate any slop. It has a 2 position adjustable gas block going to a short stroke gas piston system that pushes on a somewhat standard AK bolt carrier group. The short stroke piston is removed from the front of the gas block allowing it to be cleaned. The handguards are not retained on the gas tube or barrel like traditional AKs of the past. The trigger has been straightened out to remove some of the curve found on previous rifles. Uses a variant of the AK-74 muzzle device. The selector on the AK-400 is Safe - Single - 3 round burst - Full Auto.
- AKV-521.jpg - The AKV-500 series is the latest series of rifles from Kalashnikov Concern. The rifle platform was designed for the civilian market to allow people to own multiple rifles without using up all the cards on their license. In Russia a civilian can own 5 Green Slips (smoothbore) and 5 Red Slips (rifles). It comes in two barrel lengths. 415mm (16.33 in) and 341mm (13.42in). The shorter barrel having a fixed muzzle device to keep the OAL of 800mm (31.5in) to keep the rifles legal under state law. The barrels use the same barrel threading for muzzle devices for all three calibers (5.45x39, 5.56x45, 7.62x39), 14x1LH, which is the standard thread size for the AKM platform. The 5.45x39 and 5.56x45 uppers will work with the same lowers, but the 7.62x39 requires a different one. This is due to the size of the magwells. The rifle features captive take down pins that are pushed out from left to right. This is a nice feature as you do not have to worry about losing pins. It comes in at 3.7kg (8.15 lbs) for the carbine version, and 3.8kg (8.38 lbs) for the rifle version. The rifle features a mixed bag of AK-12 and AK-19 parts. The grip, front combo block, are from the AK-12 and the stock is from the AK-19. The rear trunnion is the standard 5.5mm so it should accept any 5.5mm rear stocks. The charging handle is on the left hand side, and features a dust cover similar to that of the Galil Ace. The right side ejection port is covered up by the bolt. The upper receiver is 1.5mm is thickness. It also features a more ergonomic set of safety controls where they are able to be used with the shooters thumb on the right side of the receiver. The controls are not ambidextrous. Additional accessories for the rifle are a longer aluminum handguard for mounting more accessories to and to get the shooter a longer reach on the rifle. It was designed to compete directly with the AR-15 on the civilian market.
- AK-12 - 5.45x39 - Based on the AK-400 Prototype. Features a 16.3 in barrel. The AK-12 was the last rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. A version of the AK-12 was also chambered in 5.56x45, 308, and 12 gauge. The 12 gauge and 5.56x45 versions of the rifle was announced in 2013 but never went into production. The AK-12 family of rifles has a 1.25mm thick receiver.
- AK-12K - 5.45x39 - A carbine version of the AK-12 featuring a 12 in barrel.
- AKU-12 - 5.45x39 - A carbine version of the AK-12 featuring a 8 in barrel.
- AK-15 - 7.62x39 - Same as the AK-12 only chambered in 7.62x39
- AK-15K - 7.62x39 - A carbine version of the AK-15 featuring a 12 in barrel.
- AKU-15 - 7.62x39 - A carbine version of the AK-15 featuring a 8 in barrel.
- AK-19 - 5.56x45 - Based on the AK-12 the rifle is chambered in the NATO 5.56x45 round. The rifle features a telescoping buttstock, and a slotted flash suppressor which allows for the quick installation of a suppressor.
- RPK-16 - 5.45x39 - The RPK-16 is a modernization of the well-known RPK. The RPK-16 uses an all-new 95-round detachable drum magazine, most AK drums, had a 75 round capacity. With only China producing a 100 rounds variant. Chambered in 5.45×39mm, the RPK-16 is operationally very similar to the rifles it was based on.
- Ratnik Trails - 5.45x39 - A version of the AK-12 that was used in the Ratnik Trials to compete against the A-545. This prototype AK-12 is a heavily modified version of the AK-12, resembling a heavily modified AK-pattern rifle, and has any of the improved features of the AK-12 removed, such as the ambidextrous charging handle. The AK-12 was successful in these trials where it fired 9000 rounds without failing.
- AK TR3 - 5.45x39/7.62x39 - The AK TR3 is civilian semi-automatic variant of the AK-12 and AK-15, which entered production in 2019. It is available in 5.45×39 and 7.62×39.
- AEK-971 - 5.45x39 - The AEK family of rifles uses a Balanced Recoil Systems (BARS). It was designed in 1978 by Sergey Koksharov. The 971 uses the standard AK-74 magazines
- AEK-971S - 5.45x39 - Improved version of the 971 with a new trigger mechanism featuring a right hand thumb safety, a three round burst setting, and an extended padded retractable lightweight stock. The burst feature is two times higher then the AK-74m
- AEK-971C - 5.45x39 - A short barreled version of the 971 with a telescoping stock much like the HK A3 stocks.
- AEK-972 - 5.56x45 - Same as the 971 only chambered in 5.56x45, feeding from the AK-100 series of magazines.
- AEK-973 - 7.62x39 - Same as the 971 only chambered in 7.62x39, feeding from the standard AK47/AKM magazines.
- AEK-973S - 7.62x39 - Same as the 971S only changed in 7.62x39
- A-545 - 5.45x39 - (GRAU designation 6P67 and manufactured by KORD) The successor to the AEK-971. Featuring iron sights with a rotary rear drum aperture and a hooded front sight, an ambidextrous fire control group, and adjustable stock. The side mounted rail was replaced by a 1913 rail integrated to the dust cover. In January 2018 it was announced the A-545 and A-762 would be adopted by the Russian military. Roughly only 500 of these rifles were have been ordered.
- A-762 - 7.62x39 - (GRAU designation 6P68 and manufactured by KORD) Same as the A-545 only chambered in 7.62x39
- AN-94 - 5.45x39 - (Avtomat Nikonova model of 1994, GRAU designation of 6P33). The AN-94 was designed as a replacement for the AK-74 series of rifles. The AN-94 ceased production in 2006. The unique design of the AN-94 was the recoil system allowing two rounds to leave the barrel before any recoil is felt to the shooter giving a firing rate of 1800 rounds per minute for the first two shots. The AN-94 has a magazine that is canted several degrees to the right to make room for the recoil system inside the receiver. The AN-94 is similar to the HK G11 in the fact the barrel, gas tube, BCG all exist in as a single component group. Exploded View
- A0-38 - 5.45x39 - The AO-38 was designed by Peter Andreevich in 1965 and was the first rifle to use the Balanced Automatic Recoil System (BARS) system.
- A0-62 - 5.45x39 - Designed in 1965, the AO-62 led to the development of the AN-94 rifle. It is recoil operated with a special device that can resist recoil when the first three rounds are fired.
- A0-63 - 5.45x39 - A two barrel AK variant capable of firing a two round burst with 0.01 second delay between shots giving it a 6000 RPM rate of fire. The AO-63 was dropped in favor of the AN-04 despite it being an accurate, simple to use rifle. The FCG has three settings. The first is semi auto firing one barrel, the second is full auto firing both barrels with a 0.01 second delay between shots, the third fires two rounds at 6000 RPM out of both barrels then one barrel at 850 RPM. The magazines are unique to the rifle. It has the main double column stack holding 30 rounds then a single column holding 15 rounds. Disassembled - Twin Gas Blocks - Front Sight - Magazine - Bolt - Piston - Trigger Assembly - Recoil Assembly
- AL-4 - 5.45x39 -
- AL-4M - 5.45x39 -
- AL-6 - 5.45x39 -
- AL-7 - 5.45x39 - The rifle was designed in the mid 1960s and uses the BARS system from the AO-38. The AL-7 was shelved in favor of the simpler AK-74M family of rifles. The system was later used in the AK-107 and 108 family of rifles.
- OTs-12 Tiss - 9x39 - Briefly manufactured during early 1990s by the TSKIB SOO (Central Design Bureau for Sporting and Hunting Arms, the rifle is based on the AK-74u and features a 7.8in (200mm) barrel. The rifle was never mass produced but as off 1993 several hundred rifles were produced. This rifle is sometimes also referred to as the OC-11.
- OTs-14 - 7.62x39/9x39 - The project started in December 1992 designed by Valery Telesh and Yuri Telesh who also designed the GP-35 and GP-30 grenade launchers. The idea was to design a rifle made for close combat based on the AK-74U. Prototypes were ready for testing in less then a year and production started in early 1994. The rifle is an exact of the AKS-74U only in a bullpup config and chambered in 9x39 SP6 subsonic ammo.
- OTs-14-1A - 7.62x39 - Chambered in the 7.62x39 (M43), it uses the same magazines as the AK-47/AKM family of rifles. It was adapted by the army in 1998 and used by the Airborne, Combat Engineering, and Spetsnaz troops. Had more stopping power then the subsonic versions and was cheaper to outfit because of the common use mags and ammo.
- OTs-14-4A-01 - 7.62x39 - Carbine version with shorter barrel and vertical foregrip
- OTs-14-1A-02 - 7.62x39 - Same as the 01 only with a threaded barrel for a suppressor
- OTs-14-4A-03 - 7.62x39 - Sniper variant with a short threaded barrel for a suppressor and telescopic sight bracket on the carry handle/iron sights.
- OTs-14-1A-04 - 7.62x39 - (7.62/40) Variant with a long barrel and GP-30 under barrel grenade launcher.
- OTs-14-2A - 5.45x39 - Experimental version in 5.45x39 (M74). Rifle was never adopted due to the 7.62x39 version having better ballistics out of a short barrel.
- OTs-14-3A - 5.56x45 - Experimental version in 5.56x45. Never put into production due to lack in interest in the domestic military and lack of interest in foreign customers.
- OTs-14-4A - 9x39 - (9/40 Groza-4) Primary model chambered in 9x39. Used the mags from the AS Val and VSS. It was adopted in 1994 by the Ministry of the Interior's OMON Special Operations troops.
- OTs-14-4A-01 - 9x39 - Rifle configuration with a short barrel and vertical grip
- OTs-14-4A-02 - 9x39 - Carbine version with a threaded barrel and suppressor
- OTs-14-4A-03 - 9x39 - Sniper config with a short barrel threaded for a suppressor and a telescopic sight bracket on the carry handle/iron sights.
- AK-9 - 9x39 - In 2006 Russian authorities wanted the Izhmash factory to design a Kalashnikov rifle for special operations. Alexei Dragunov, one of the designers of the AK-9, says "It shoots virtually without a sound and it can go through a bullet-proof vest". The AK-9 is based on the 100 series of rifles with several improvements. The rifle features a 7.9 in (200mm) barrel. Reportedly only several hundred units were products.
- AKB - 5.45x39 - Designed by Victor Kalashnikov, the AKB was used to replace the AL-9 which was pulled out of the Abakan tests for unknown reasons. It was one of the series of rifles in the second stage of testings that did not fully meet the requirements so the designers still in the competition were given three months to modify their designs and resubmit for testings. To meet the requirements the BARS system was added and became the AKB-1. Even with the added changes the AKB-1 was not successful and was eliminated from the trials.
- AKB-1 - 5.45x39 - The upgrade AKB with the BARS system.
- Vepr 12 - 12 Gauge - Early Vepr 12s were produced by Izhmash with production moving to the Molot factory where it was redesigned for mass production. It went in mass production in 2003. Like all rifles that have the Vepr name it features a RPK style 1.5mm receiver and larger front trunnion. The rifle is chrome lined throughout, including the gas block, barrel, chamber which gives superior protection against corrosion. The magazines also go straight in like an AR-15 vs the rock in system that is required to do on standard AK style rifles and the Saiga 12. The Vepr 12 can use the same mags as the Saiga 12 but they require modification, the reverse is not true.
- VPO-205-00 - 12 Gauge - Stock model with a 16.92 in (430mm) barrel.
- VPO-250-01 - 12 Gauge - Sporting model with a 20.4 in (520mm) barrel. Features a permanently fixed muzzle brake.
- VPO-250-02 - 12 Gauge - Competition model with a 26.77 in (680mm) barrel with a detachable muzzle brake. Features a fixed stock or a folding stock and has a short 1914 rail on the sides of the forend and under the end of the barrel and a long rail on top of the dust cover.
- VPO-205-03 - 12 Gauge - Compact model with a 12 in (305mm) barrel. Comes with a folding or fixed stock.
- VPO-205-00-СП - 12 Gauge - Sporting model for IPSC
- VPO-206-00 - 12 Gauge - Stock with a 16.92 in (430mm) barrel, a detachable muzzle brake, and a Magpul M4 style collapsible stock
- RPK - 7.62x39 - Design for the RPK started in 1960 by Mikhail Kalashnikov, where it was set to replace the RPD. The rifle is essentially a AKM with a 1.5mm thick receiver, vs 1. A larger front trunnion, a longer heavier barrel at 23.2in (590mm) and a different stock. It fed from standard AK47/AKM magazines but also use a 75 or 100 round drum which was designed for it. Functionally the RPK is identical to the AKM.
- RPKS - 7.62x39 - Same as the standard model only with a wooded left folding stock
- RPK-201 - 5.56x45 - A variant designed for export. which uses the standard RPK-74M furniture.
- RPK-203 - 7.62x39 - An export model of the rifle using the polymer furniture from the RPK-74M variant.
- RPK-74 - 5.45x39 - The RPK-74 was introduced in 1974 along with the AK-74. It can feed from 30 or 45 round mags, like the 7.62x39 version. During development of the rifle drums were tested but were later dropped in favor of the larger capacity mags.
- RPKS-74 - 5.45x39 - The paratrooper variant of the RPK-74 with a wooden folding stock
- RPK-74M - 7.62x39 - In the 1970s the rifle was updated with polymer furniture, the stock was shaped like the RPK-74. The later models featured a folded like the RPKS version. Updated mags manufactured by MOLOT with horizontal ribs on the side were also used.
- RPKN - 5.45x39 - Night vision version of the rifles. The RPKSN-1, RPK-74N, and RPKS-74N can mount the 1PN51 night scope, while the RPKN2, RPKSN2, RPK-74N2 and RPKS-74N2 can mount the 1PN58 night scope.
- RPK-16 - 5.45x39 - Is a version of the RPK that came out of the AK-12 program. It features a 1913 rail on the top of the receiver and bottom of the handguards, a folding butt stock and two different barrel lengths 21.7 in (550mm) and 14.6 in (370mm). Its designed to have interchangeable barrels to go from one role to another. It can feed from standard AK-74 mags or a 96 round drum designed for the rifle.
- SVD - 7.62x54r - In 1940 the Soviet Union wanted to replace the 91/30 Sniper rifle with something semi auto. In 1940 the SVT-40 was designed for that role. It was later found out the rifle had serious accuracy issues as the barrel heated up. It was drastic enough the rifle would drift from the first shot fired from the mag to the last. The SVT-40 was continued to be used, but only early rifles have the optics rails. After WWII the 91/30 was reissued. Development for the SVD started in 1958 by Yevgeny Dragunov after the Soviet Union was looking to replace their 91/30 sniper rifles. The SVD was not designed as a sniper rifle but as another tool to be used in the field and has an operating efficiency between 600-800 meters. The rifles weighs in at 10 lbs (4.5kgs) and was capable of 1.5-2 MOA, which is quite good for a semi auto rifle designed in the late 1950s. It features a PSO-1 4x-24 optic, but the rail system allowed for other types to be mounted. To aid in the accuracy of the rifles it featured a bolt with 3 locking lugs on it vs the 2 which were found on the AK family of rifles. This made lockup of the bolt stronger and more consistent. The dust cover has the recoil assembly integrated into the dust covers which was very similar to the SVT-40. The FCG comes out as a complete unit, pivoting out the bottom of the receiver. The rifles are a short stroke system, whereas the AK family of rifles is a long stroke system and has a barrel length of 24.4 inches. The SVD featured an out of battery disconnect in the fire control group. The lever which prevented the trigger from releasing the hammer. The lever would later be removed from the commercial TIGER rifles when they were imported as the ATF viewed them as a machine gun lever, as many machine guns operate this way. The SVD had no full auto capability despite having the redundant out of battery disconnect. To reduce mass in the bolt there were two lightening holes bored on either sides of the bolt, this was later changed and solidified in the TIGER. The SVD features a free floating firing pin. Despite the changes between SVD and TIGER bolt carriers they are interchangeable between the two rifles.
- SVDK - 9.3×64mm 7N33 - The SVDK was adopted by the Russian army in 2006 and is an updated version of the standard SVD. The idea behind the rifle was to give units more options when dealing with targets in heavy body armor or enemy snipers behind cover.
- TIGER - 7.62x54r - The TIGER is the commercial variant of the SVD marksman rifle. They had a few minor changes between the system. They are both a short stroke system chambered in 7.62x54r, both rifles feature a milled receiver and are functional the same. The key differences are the non adjustable gas system, the lack of lighting cut found on the side of the receiver, the spring loaded firing pin and changes to the bolt and fire control group. The bolt lighting cuts were simplified and the side of the bolt was milled off vs having two lighting holes bored down the sides. The out of battery trip lever was later removed from TIGERs as the ATF viewed it as a machine gun lever, despite the SVD and TIGER having no machine gun capabilities. The TIGER features a 20 in barrel.
- Molot Vepr - Various - A series of semi auto and shotgun based RPKs were manufactured by the Molot factory in Vyatskiye Polyany, Russia. They are offered in several chamberings, including: .223 Remington, .243, 7.62×39mm, 5.45×39mm, 6.5mm Grendel, 7.62×54mmR, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and Vepr shotguns in 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. These rifles were imported into the US in a sporting configuration with a thumbhole stock, or traditional rifle stock, no bayonet lug, and could not accept standard AK mags but could be converted to resemble a military rifle once in the states. Early rifles had a slant back receiver that was later changed to a traditional layout. They also have a 9mm rifle based on the Vityaz which feeds from Glock mags.
- VPO-136 - 7.62x39 - These rifles are made from parts kit, converted rifles, or new manufactured rifles.
- Vepr 1V - 5.45x39 - A version of the RPK-74M manufactured by MOLOT.
- MA-9 - 9x19 - The rifle entered production in 2013 and comes in several variations. Wood or polymer furniture, and a AKM wooden stock or a AK-74S folding stock. The rifles are made from remanufactured from surplus Soviet AKM rifles where they are converted to semi auto and a caliber change. The rifle feeds from Glocks mags.
The Saiga family of rifles were imported into the US in a sporting configuration. It had no pistol grip, the magwell only accepted 10 rounds, the gas block, front sight, and many other features were not correct for a military rifle. They are offered in several chamberings, including: .223 Remington, 7.62×39mm, 5.45×39mm, 6.5mm Grendel, 7.62×54mmR, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield and Saiga shotguns in 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. The 5.56x45, 7.62x39, and 5.45x39 could be converted to resemble a military rifle if the correct parts were installed. While these rifles are sought after, they are not to be confused with a military rifle as they were designed from the ground up for sporting purposes. The Saiga chambered in 5.45x39, 7.62x39, and 5.56x45 have a 1.25mm thick receiver, while the larger rounds such as .308 have a 1.5mm thick receiver.
- PP-19 Bizon - 9x18 - Closed bolt, blowback AK which feeds from helical drums. Replaced by the Vityaz. Also available in 9×19, .380 ACP, and 7.62×25mm Tokarev. It featured an AK-74m style side folding stock, simple single rod side folding stock, or an over folding stock, depending on the generation. The drums changed from metal to polymer in the lifetime of the SMG as well. The Bizon family of rifles has a 1.25mm receiver.
- Bizon-2-01 - Chambered for the NATO-standard 9×19mm Parabellum cartridge using a helical magazine with a 53-round capacity.
- Bizon-2-02 - Chambered in the .380 ACP (9×17mm) pistol round with a helical magazine with a 64-round capacity.
- Bizon-2-03 - 9×18mm Makarov variant with an integral sound suppressor.
- Bizon-2-04 - 9×18mm Makarov semi-automatic carbine model.
- Bizon-2-05 - 9×19mm Parabellum semi-automatic only model.
- Bizon-2-06 - Semi-automatic only carbine version in .380 ACP (9×17mm).
- Bizon-2-07 - Select-fire model chambered in 7.62×25mm Tokarev. This model uses a conventional staggered-column 35-round steel box magazine.
- Bizon-3 - Features a flip-up rear peep sight moved further to the rear on the receiver cover and a stock that folds up and over the receiver to lock into a spring-loaded latch on the receiver top cover. The barrel has an adapter for several types of muzzle devices which include sound suppressors, muzzle brakes, compensators, and flash hiders.
- KSO-1 - 9x18 - A version of the PP-19 with a shorter barrel and fed from stick mags.
- Vityaz - 9x19 - Closed bolt, blowback 9mm AK with a special receiver so the bolt doesn't over travel. The Vityaz/KP9 has a 1.25mm thick receiver.
- Vityaz-SN (PP-19-01) - 9x19 - An upgraded version of the standard rifle with a 1913 rail on the dust cover to use modern optics.
- PPK-20 - 9x19 - An updated version of the Vityaz-SN with new stock, AK-12 grip, handguards from the AK-9, as well as a new muzzle device for attaching a suppressor. The upgraded stock is called the AK-EVO.
- 80.002 - 5.45x39 - The 80.002 was a prototype Between 1975-1979 the leading engineer of TsNIITOCHMASH, V.S. Yakushev together with Yu.V. Minaev, V.I. Chelikin and G.A. Yanov developed an experimental rifle which had a 5.45 / 12.7-mm double barreled rifle that was able to shoot grenades and rifle rounds, know as the 80.002. Along with the standard 5.45x45, it also used a new 12.7-mm cartridge with a grenade for increased efficiency. The rifle was created using many parts from the standard AK-74. The rifle has a pair of barrels (right - 5.45 mm caliber, left - 12.7 mm) located in a horizontal plane. The 80.002 weighted around 4.9 kg (10.8 lbs) empty. The bolt carrier had a single bolt assembly with two pistons and rods made independently of each other, and one return spring. The thickness of the receiver is doubled compared to the standard AK-74. Since the rifle featured two barrels the rear sights had to be placed in the center of the rear sight block, and the front sight post has been angled to be in the middle of the two barrels. The rifle feeds from two magazines. One for the 5.45x39 with has a capacity of 30 rounds, and one for the 12.7 mm grenades, with a capacity of 10 rounds. The rifle was never accepted for service.
- Gepard - various - The Gepard is an experimental submachine gun based on the AKS-74U. Not much is known about the rifle. It is said to be able to fire the 9X17mm (.380ACP), 9X18mm (Mak), 9X19mm (Para), and 9X21mm (IMI) without swapping a single part, even using the same magazine. To allow the weapon to shoot the more powerful 9X30mm GROM caliber, the chamber is replaced. No special tools are needed for replacement and the whole operation takes about a minute. The Gepard was intended for use by Russian anti-terrorist services and SPETSNAZ troops. During testing, the Gepard pistol achieved very good penetration results of American and Russian class D IV vests.
- Gepard Mini - various - A short barreled version of the standard Gepard.
- PP 1970 - 5.45x39 - A prototype AKS-74u style rifle with a unique pistol grip and an over folding stock. The rifle features a hinged top cover and rear sight placed on the dust cover.
- PP 1973 - 5.45x39 - An updated version of the PP 1970 with a more traditional underfolding stock.
- PP 1976 - 5.45x39 - A version of the PP 1973 only with a side folding wire stock.
- Experimental Balanced System - 7.62x39 - Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1964, the rifle was more of a proof of concept then a practical design. Above the barrel is a drum with two rotating parts inside connected to the bolt carrier. When the rifle would cycle the gasses would contact the rotating parts inside the drum and forced them in opposite directions where they would run into each other. This way they canceled the recoil impulse of the bolt carrier group by preventing the bolt carrier from running into the rear trunnion.
- Experimental Sniper Rifle - 7.62.54r - Known as the Model 1930 it was a long barreled RPK style AK chambered in 7.62x54r. The closest thing to it in modern standards would be one of the VEPRs chambered in the same round. The rifle had 600mm (23.6 in) barrel and was semi automatic only. It featured a unique rail system that was more rearward then tradionally seen on AK platform rifles.
- AK-103 - 7.62x39 - Manufactured locally by Saudi Arabian Military Industries and is used by Airborne Units and Special Security Forces.
- AKB-15 - 7.62x39 - An updated AK based on the Yugoslavian M70 family of rifles. It features a monolithic dust cover/rail system, flip up sights, low profile gas block, and a folding stock based on the Bushmaster ACR. It was developed in the mid 2010s and was first revealed in 2015. It entered small-scale production in mid 2018.
- R4 - 5.56x45 - In 1973 Israel adopted the Galil and with Israel being one of the few countries that were friendly with South Africa at the time, they decided to adopt the rifle themselves. So in 1975 the R4 was adopted. The first batch of rifles were manufactured by IMI while South Africa was setting up production for themselves. Manufacturing was setup by Lyttelton Engineering Works in Johannesburg. Tooling was setup in 1977 and the first rifles were adopted in 1979. The agreement between IMI and Lyttelton stated the rifles manufactured had to be direct copies of the Galil ARM. In 1979 that agreement had expired and Lyttelton was then able to make changes to the rifles as the South African military saw fit. The R4 front sight hood was make larger thinner and the front sight post had a taper added to it for better sight acquisition. The front sight sling was made beefier, while a small change it was something they felt was necessary as the Galil was small. The gas tube had a flange added to prevent the handguard swivel from coming all the way undone, which would cause the handguards to fall off during operation. The way the rifle is setup, the handguard removal swivel sits under the gas tube. The handguards were replaced with a different style and shape, and the carry handle was removed. The Galil had a integrated scope mount in the receiver, which was replaced with a much simpler lighting cut, which is common on milled AK rifles. A recoil buffer was added internally into a pocket already found in the Galil receiver. A newer designed stock which is slightly longer then the Galil stock which had a plastic overmold on it. After 1994 the South African military was no longer segregated and as a result the white males, which were a descendant of the Dutch, were no longer the only users of the rifles so having an extra long stock did not make as much sense. Both stocks are kept in service and are issued to the individual soldier depending on which version best suited them. The Galil/R4 magazines held 35 rounds vs 30 which is found to be more standard in military rifles and in 1981 Lyttelton started working on a 35 round polymer magazine. The serial numbers were printed on the bottom of the barrels and the R4 all start with a 'K' prefix and rifles marked with an A1 suffix meant it has an improved firing pin. They went from a standard Galil, free floating firing pin, to one with a rubber sleeve at the end, to a spring loaded firing pin. The idea was to prevent the free floating firing pins from slam firing the weapons. The rubber sleeve was added to cushion it to prevent it from happening, but they found the rubber reacted with the oils in the rifles and make them very hard, which had the side effect of making the problems worse. The decision was to go to a spring loaded pin. The R4s had a barrel length of 18.1 in (460 mm).
- R5 - 5.56x45 - In 1984 the R5 was adopted and was a copy of the SAR. The barrels, gas tube, and piston were all made shorter and a different flash hider was installed to prevent a rifle grenade from being attached and the flange on the gas tube was made slightly longer. They do not have a bayonet lug or bipod, like the Galil/R4 does. The serial numbers have a 'C' prefix. In 1991 the rifles were issued to the South African Police, which replaced the folding stock FALs they were issued. The R5, like the Galil SAR have a barrel length of 13 in (332 mm).
- R6 - 5.56x45 - The rifles were originally designed for contract. It is not known who the contract was for or why the contract failed, but the rifles were sold on the civilian market after it was realized they were not going to be of use. The R6 rifles were offered to the same group of people the R5 was offered to but were declined. The R5 currently in use were sufficient and the only changes to the R6 over the R5 was a 2 in shorter barrel at 11 in (280 mm). The R6 have a 'L' prefix on the serial numbers.
- LM4 - 5.56x45 - (Lyttelton Musgrave) Between 1983-1998 the rifles were sold on the civilian market. Lyttelton was prohibited from selling rifles on the civilian market, so they worked with Musgrave who acted as the middle man for Lyttelton to sell the rifles. These rifles are identical to the R4 rifle aside from it being semi automatic. 4 different versions of the LM4 were produced, all were identical aside from different receivers.
- 1st. The receiver has Safe-Semi-Full selector markings, but only had 2 pins for the fire control group.
- 2nd. The receiver has Safe-Semi selector markings and has a 3rd hole for an auto sear. The fire control group was changed and the sear was modified so it no longer made the rifles full auto capable.
- 3rd. The receiver has Safe-Semi-Full selector markings and a 3rd hole for an auto sear. Like the 2nd version the sear/selector was modified so the rifle could no longer be fired in full auto.
- 4th. The receiver has Safe-Semi-Full selector markings and a 3rd hole for an auto sear. This version uses a Galil style receiver with the integrated scope mount. The reason for the Galil style pattern is Lyttelton started manufacturing rifles in the mid 1990s for Israel to use with the IDF. In 1994 when the new government took over, they were no longer willing to manufacture for Israel and as the last batch of rifles were waiting for export the rifles were denied the ability to leave the country. The rifles were then converted and sold to the civilian market.
- LM5 - 5.56x45 - Manufactured between 1985-1998, the LM5 is a semi auto copy of the R5.
- LM6 - 5.56x45 - Manufactured between 1991-1998, all the LM6 rifles have military receivers. They are based on the R6.
- Vektor CR-21 - 5.56x45 - 1991 the project started development by Lyttelton for Denel Land Systems. It is a R4 barrel and action stuffed inside a bullpup chassis. The chassis was designed for the estic looks and then it was designed to work with the R4 internally. The CR21 was presented to the army as an upgrade package as you wouldn't need a new rifle, just put the chassis on existing rifles with minor changes. The South African military turned down the proposal as it was not seen as a worthwhile upgrade. Denel then attempted to sell these rifles to the South African police forces who also passed on it. The police force just adopted the R5. Denel then attempted to find someone on the international market, but there were no takers. The CR21 is right side ejecting only and features a shield around the ejection port and has a cross bolt safety. The selector switch is on the butt stock and is ambidestrous. The charging handle was moved to the left side and is no reciprocating. A fiber bushing that sits around the barrel to prevent the heat of the barrel from melting the polymer chassis. It does not feature any kind of irons sights so its only sighting system is a fiber optic powered scope with a chevron style reticle. Early models have the optic built in but was later switched to a 1913 rail system when they tried to get international sales. There is a connecting rod that goes from the front trigger to the rear unmodified R4 trigger assembly abd the bolt has charging handle removed and a nub was added to the bolt for the new charging handle to push against. It uses a standard R4 style recoil assembly. Lyttelton manufactured 200 rifles, 40 were semi auto only and the other 160 were select fire and parts for another 200 where manufactured. In 2008 the rifle project were sold to Nobel Tech and the majority of the selector fire rifle were converted to semi auto to be sold on the South African Civilian market. They also completed the remaining 200 rifles Lyttelton started production on.
- Truvelo Raptor - 5.56x45 - The Truvelo Raptor was manufactured by Truvelo Armoury of South Africa. It is a variant of the R4 assault rifle made by Denel Land Systems and has upgrades such as a 1913 rail for sights and other accessories.
- MAZ - 7.62x39 - Is a rifle based on the Chinese Type 56 built using Chinese machinery.
- 540 - 5.56x45 - Designed in the early 70s. It uses the same operating system as the AK. Featuring a 18.1 in barrel
- 541 - 5.56x45 - Prototype rifle that later became the 550 series
- 542 - 7.62x51 - Slightly modified version of the 540. Featuring a 18.3 in barrel
- 543 - 5.56.45 - Shorter barreled version of the 540 featuring a 11.8 in barrel
- SG550/PE90 - 5.56x45 - (Stgw.90) Standard rifle featuring a 20.8 in barrel
- 550-1 - 5.56x45 - (Sniper) Features a two-stage trigger, buttstock has an adjustable cheek weld, no flash hider, with a 25.6 in barrel in 1:10 twist rate
- 551 - 5.56x45 - Same as the 550 only with a 14.3 in barrel
- 551-A1 - 5.56x45 - Civilian version of the 551 made in the US. Features a 16 in barrel for legal reasons, and a trunnion with a different thread pitch so you cant install a surplus barrel.
- 551-1P - 5.56x45 - Came equipped with a Hensoldt 6x42 BL scope
- 551-SWAT - 5.56x45 - Coating in a corrosion resistant finish and equipped with a rail system for mounting accessories
- 551 LB - 5.56x45 - Long Barrel version of the standard 551. Features a 17.9 in barrel
- 552-2P - 5.56x45 - (Commando) Features a 8.9 in barrel. The recoil assembly was moved to the rear more like a traditional AK. Designed in 1998 and discontinued in 2008, this model was replaced by the 553.
- 552 LB - 5.56x45 - Same as previous version only with a 13.6 in barrel.
- 552-A1 - 5.56x45 - Conversion kits for the 552, to convert them to a 553
- 553 - 5.56x45 - Has many of the same features as the 552 only with the recoil assembly moving back to the front like the 550/551 series fixing many reliability issues the 552 had.
- 553 LB - 5.56x45 - Same as the 553 only with a 13.7 in barrel
- 553 R - 7.62x39 - Same as the 553 only in 7.62x39
- 553 BLK - .300 Whisper - (7.62x35/300 Blackout) Same as the 553 only in .300 Whisper. Available in the LB and SB configuration
- 553 AL US - 5.56x45 - Same as standard 553 on with a magwell that accepts STANAG mags and uses a milled lower. Uses standard Swiss folding stock. Available in the LB and SB configuration
- 553 AL CH - 5.56x45 - Same as the 553 AL US, only uses the Sig 55x mags.
- 556 SWAT - 5.56x45 - Identical to the 551A1 only has a 1913 railed handguard and uses STANAG mags instead of Swiss mags. Made in the US.
- 556 Classic - 5.56x45 - Same as the 551A1 featuring a lower that takes STANAG mags and uses a folding telescopic stock. Made in the US.
- 556xi - 5.56x45 - Same as the 553 only with a 16 in barrel for legal reasons, lower that takes STANAG mags, and a folding telescopic stock. Made in the US.
- 556xi R - 7.62x39 - Same as the standard xi only chambered in 7.62x39 feeding from AK mags.
- 556 Patrol - 5.56x45 - Very similar to the 556xi with changes made to the lower and handguards. Features a 10 in barrel. Made in the US.
- 556 R - 7.62x39 - Same as the standard 551A1 only chambered in 7.62x39 feeding from AK mags. Gen 1 had several issues that Gen 2 fix.
- P556 - 5.56x45 - Pistol version of the 553 made in the US. Comes from the factory with a STANAG mag lower and is able to accept M4 style stocks.
- 522LR - .22LR - Inspired by the 551 chambered in 22LR using a simple blowback
- 750 - 6.5 Creedmoor - Based on the 550 but chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Some might say this is perfection
- 751 - 7.62x51 - (SAPR Semi-Automatic Precision Rifle) Based on the 550 but chambered in 7.62x51 NATO. Features a heavy barrel and handguards with accessory rail for mounting a bipod. Has a 16.4 in barrel.
- 751 SB - 7.62x51 - Same as the 751 only with a 12.8 in barrel.
- FFV 890 - 5.56x45 - Manufactured by Forsvarets fabriksverk and IMI and produced between 1975-1980. Designed in the mid 70s the rifle was at first a 1:1 copy of the Galil ARMs, later rifles were a modified version of the SAR. FFV entered the rifle into the Swedish Armed Forces trials which tool place between 1974-1976 entering both the ARM and SAR versions. After the trails the military requested several changes including a more traditional AK style charging handle, a Galil style trigger guard and mag release, additional notches on the right side selector lever, and a cross bar safety similar to the FN MAG. The rear sight was changed to be similar to the FN Minimi. This version was renamed to the FFV 890C.
- Vepr - 5.45x39 - The rifle was designed between 2001-2003 by S. Naumov for the State Space Agency of Ukraine and announced in 2003. It is a bullpup conversion of the AK-74M. A polymer cheek rest was added to the top of the dust cover, as well as the cocking handle moved to the front of the rifle to make it more ergonomic. The front sight is a very close copy of the M16 and side rail allows the mounting of optics. A newer version of the rifle allows the installation of a grenade launcher. The upgraded rifle has two triggers, one for firing the rifle and the other to fire the grenade launcher. Only a small number of Veprs are in service and the main rifle used is still the AK-74M.
- Malyuk - Various - The rifle was developed in 2005 as an improvement on the Vepr bullpup rifle. The project was funded by the private company, InterProInvest, and the prototypes were designed by the Ukrainian Space Agency. The first prototypes were exhibited in 2008, and in 2012 the design was finalized. Production was announced to have began in 2015-2016. It is said to have completed Ukrainian army trials in 2016, and it is now believed to be in limited use by the Ukrainian military. The rifle cames in 5.45x39, 7.62x39, or 5.56x45.
- C39 - 7.62x39 - Milled AK based on the Type2/3. Poorly made rifle using many cast parts
- C39V2 - 7.62x39 - Based on the original rifle with "upgrades". The best of the rifles CAI made. Avoid everything.
- RAS47 - 7.62x39 - Stamped rifle using as many cast parts as possible. Front trunnion and bolt is known to break causing catastrophic failures
- VSKA - 7.62x39 - Very Shitty Kalash Attempt. Rumored to have been made by CAI for the US government to supply AKs overseas. Doubt.
- Draco - 7.62x39 - CAI imported a Draco pistol from Romania and manufactures a pistol with the same name in the US. The import has a 12.5 in barrel while the US manufactured one has a 10.5 in barrel. The US copy is essentially a RAS47 with a short barrel in pistol form. These are to be avoided, much like the RAS47 should be. They suffer the same issues like trunnions breaking or bolt lugs shearing off.
- KR-9 - 9x19 - 1:1 clone of the Vityaz-SN only with a 16 in barrel for legal reasons
- KR-9 SBR - Factory SBR
- KP-9 - 9x19 - Same as KR-9 only sold with the correct barrel length 9.4 in (237.5mm)
- KS-12 - 12 Gauge - Based on the Saiga 12
- KS-12T - 12 Gauge - Tactical version of the KS-12
- Komrad - 12 Gauge - Same as the KS-12 only with a 12.5 in barrel and a brace. Giving it an OAL of 26 inches making it a firearm, not a SBS.
- KR-103 - 7.62x39 - A 1:1 clone of a Russian AK-103. Featuring a chrome lined button rifled barrel and forged internal components and a billet bolt. They, like the Russian AK-100 family of rifles, have a 1.25mm thick receiver.
- AKM247 - 7.62x39 - This is considered to be the worst AK ever made. It is a dangerous rifle that should not be fired.
- M214 - 7.62x39 - This is considered to be the worst AK ever made. It is a dangerous pistol that should not be fired.
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- DDI 47S - 7.62x39 - A Copy of a Russian AKM. A well made clone.
- DDI 47M - 7.62x39 - A copy of a Russian Type 3. A well made clone.
- DX-7 - 7.62x39 - Using a parts kit and a modified bolt to convert it to left had charging. The DX-7 uses a clamshell style receiver with a tilt out fire control group, in the same way a HK roller gun comes out. It features a integrated 1913 rail on the top for mounting optics and a AR-15 style safety selector. Has an AR-15 style stock adapter for more modern stock options.
- Model 3 - 7.62x39/9x19 - The Model 3 is a battle rifle and submachine gun combo rifle developed by IM Arms of Ohio for urban warfare. The top barrel feeds from an AK drum and uses an AK operating system, whole the lower barrel is a simple blow back system feeding from UZI mags. The 7.62x39 uses a 16 in barrel while the 9mm is 7.8 inches. It has a single trigger with a selector switch to allow the operator to choose between caliber. Unloaded the rifle weights 9.7lbs (4.4kg).
- Model 5 - The Model 5 is an AK based rifle chambered in .30 Carbine feeding from M1 mags. It was designed for close quarters battle (CQB) situations. A 125 round drum was available which was manufactured by IM Arms.
- AK-50 - 50 BMG - Probably one of the biggest projects someone could take on is to make a AK chambered in 50 BMG. Its a work in progress with no due date as of today, but one day we hope to see it.
- Primarily a kit builder, they do some runs of production rifles and are built to a high quality.
- STL-1A - 7.62x39 - An upgraded AKM rifle with a AK-74 style folding stock, with a front site with the 24x1.5 RH threads to use the AK-74 muzzle brake. The rifle features a M203 style 40mm grenade launcher.
- STL-1B - 7.62x39 - An updated version of the 1A featuring a 1913 rail system to allow for mounting of modern optics.
- TUL-1 - 7.62x39 - A Milled Type 56 parts set with a longer barrel and bipod. China never fielded the RPK, and only used the RPD. When Vietnam looked for a gun to fill their LMG slot, they took the Type 56 design and fit it with RPK barrel components and an RPK buttstock. Its rate of fire is slightly slower than a standard Molot RPK. Produced mainly from 1970-72, but continued production until Vietnam acquired the license to produce the standard RPK. Drum mags were not issued, only 30 round and sometimes 40 round Kalashnikov magazines.
- STV-380 - 762x39 - The STV-380 is standard issue rifle for the People's Army of Vietnam. It is based on the Galil ACE, the rifle the Vietnamese army adopted in 2014. The STV-380 was adopted in 2019.
- STV-215 - 7.2x39 - The STV-215 is the carbine version of the STV-380. It features a 8.5 inch (215mm) barrel.
- STV-410 - 7.62x39 - The STV-410 resembles a Galil Ace and an AK-12. The rifle is heavily based on the Galil Ace which the People's Army of Vietnam adopted in 2019.
- STV-416 - 7.62x39 - The STV-416 is heavily based on the AK-103.
- M64A - 7.62x39 - Trials rifle from 1964. Combo gas block front sight
- M64A - 7.62x39 - Tango Sights Combo gas block front sight
- M64L - 7.62x39 - Long Barrel Combo gas block front sight
- M64B - 7.62x39 - Underfolder Combo gas block front sight
- M64B - 7.62x39 - Underfolder Combo gas block front sight
- M65A - 7.62x39 - M72 prototype milled
- M65B - 7.62x39 - M72 prototype milled underfolder
- M70 - 7.62x39 - milled receiver, fixed stock. Early builds used the M64 receiver but lacked the BHO feature. The M64 and early M70s used a threaded barrel like the Russian Type 3.
- M70A - 7.62x39 - milled receiver, underfolding stock. Early builds used the M64 receiver but lacked the BHO feature. Later switched to the standard M70 milled style of receivers.
- M70A1 - 7.62x39 - milled receiver, underfolding stock, mount for night or optical sights
- M70B - 7.62x39 - Milled receiver with a fixed stock and a pressed in barrel.
- M70B1 - 7.62x39 - Stamped receiver, and fixed stock.
- M70B1N - 7.62x39 - stamped receiver, fixed stock, mount for night or optical sights
- M70B3 - 7.62x39 - stamped receiver, fixed stock, rifle grenade sight removed and replaced with a BGP 40 mm underslung grenade launcher
- M90 - 7.62x39 - During the AWB Mitchell Arms imported the M70 rifles, but due to the AWB the 'evil' features had to be removed and then marked they were post AWB. So they were marked M90, for model year 1990.
- M70AB - 7.62x39 - Milled receiver with a fixed stock and pressed in barrel.
- M70AB1 - 7.62x39 - Has a 1 mm stamped receiver much like a traditional AKM has. It does not have the bulged trunnion you would find on later rifles. Has a 3/6 underfolder rivet pattern.
- M70AB2 - 7.62x39 - Features the 1.5 mm stamped receiver with bulged trunnions with strengthened struts. Has the 4/8 underfolder rivet pattern.
- M70AB2N - 7.62x39 - Has as the AB2 with a side rail for mounting night vision or a scope.
- M70AB3 - 7.62x39 - stamped receiver, underfolding stock, rifle grenade sight and gas valve removed and replaced with a BGP 40 mm underslung grenade launcher
- PAP M70 - 7.62x39 - semi-automatic variant intended for the civilian market
- Tabuk - 7.62x39 - In the late 1970s Saddam Hussein ordered the Iraqi Ministry of Defense to manufacture a rifle domestically. Having a strong relationship with the former Yugoslavia, they contact Zastava about setting up manufacturing. By the early 1980s Iraq purchased tooling from Zastava and established its own factory in Bi'r Musammad, Babil, Iraq. They manufactured the M70B1 and M70AB2 which became known as the Tabuk.
- Tabuk Sniper - 7.62x39 - The rifles were based on the M72, and were very close copies with the only difference being the Tabuk Sniper was semi auto only and a lighter barrel then a factory M72. It features a skeletonized stock with a cheek piece and a side rail for mounting optics.
- M72 - 7.62x39 - Light machine gun based on M70B1. Has longer, partially finned barrel and bipod, can be fitted with fixed or under-folding stock. Has a threaded in barrel.
- M72B - 7.62x39 - The same as the standard M72, only with a pressed in barrel.
- M72B1 - 7.62x39 - Stamped receiver version of the M72.
- M72B1N - 7.62x39 - Stamped receiver, with rail for mounting optic or night vision.
- M72AB1 - 7.62x39 - Underfolding stock version of the M72B1
- M72AB1N - 7.62x39 - Underfolding stock with rail for mounting optic or night vision.
- M76 - 7.92x57 - Standard sniper rifle of the Yugoslav National Army (JNA). Features a milled receiver.
- M77B1 - 7.62x51 - Light machine gun, Features an adjustable gas block.
- M77AB1 - 7.62x51 - Features an underfolding stock and grenade shut off gas valve.
- M77 LMG - 7.62x51 - Features a longer and heavier barrel with bipod, carry handle, and finned barrel.
- M77PS - 7.62x51 - A semi auto version of the standard M77 imported by Century Arms International.
- M80 - 5.56x45 - Featured a fixed wooden stock. Based on the M70B1.
- M85 - 5.56x45 - Underfolding stock carbine featuring a 9.625 in barrel.
- M80A - 5.56x45 - Featured a underfolding stock. Based on the M70AB1.
- M82 - 5.56x45 - Based on the M72B1.
- M82A 5.56x45 - Based on the M71AB1.
- M90 - 5.56x45 - Standard variant with fixed wooden stock.
- M90A - 5.56x45 - Version of the M90 featuring an underfolding stock
- M90 LMG - 5.56x45 - A Light Machinegun version of the standard M90.
- M90NP - 5.56x45 - Manlet version of the rifle that takes STANAG mags.
- M91 - 7.62x54r - Replacement for the M76 sniper rifle.
- M92 - 7.62x39 - The shorter variant of the M70AB2. Does not feature a bulged front trunnion.
- M92 AX - 7.62x39 - A shorter barreled version of the M92.
- M99 - 5.56x45 - Prototype rifle for the M21.
- M21 - 5.56x45 - Carbine rifle with a 11.4 in (290mm) barrel and side folding, non-adjustable stock.
- M21A - 5.56x45 - Standard Rifle. Features an 18 in barrel
- M21S - 5.56x45 - Shorter barreled version of the M21A. Features a 14.8 in barrel
- M21A BS - 5.56x45 - Same as M21A but has a built in 1913 rail on the dust cover for mounting optics
- M21S BS - 5.56x45 - Same as M21S but has a built in 1913 rail on the dust cover for mounting optics
- M21C - 5.56x45 - Carbine version of the M21A. Features a 12.8 in barrel
- M21C BS - 5.56x45 - Same as M21C but has a built in 1913 rail on the dust cover for mounting optics
- M05E1 - 7.62x39 - Standard variant of the rifle with a folding stock. Features the RPK style receiver and front trunnion from the M70 family of rifles.
- M05E2 - 7.62x39 - Features a side rail for mounting optics.
- M05E3 - 7.62x39 - Features a 1913 rail on the dust cover for mounting optics.
- M05N1 - 7.62x51 - A modernized version of the M77 featuring a 1913 rail on the dust cover, modern folding stock and handguards.
- M05C1 - 7.62x39 - A carbine version of the MO5E3 with a 10 in (254mm) barrel.
- M17 - 7.62x39 - The M17 is a heavily modified version of the M70 family of rifles and features items such as a monolithic dust cover and gas tube with 1913 rails across the top, and more a ergonomic safety selector that is also ambidextrous. One of the main features of the rifle is quick change barrels. The platform can go from using standard 7.62x39 to 6.5x38.7. A round the military worked closely with PPU to develop, which is based on the 6.5 Grendel round. The idea behind the change is to allow it to work better in a semi auto rifle. One of the designers said you could change the and caliber in less then 60 seconds.
- FLG - 9x19 - The Master FLG is a 9mm submachine gun developed in the early 1990s. It was designed with police and special forces in mind. It is based on the M70 and has plastic handguards. It is gas operated and has a fully locked rotating bolt, much like a traditional AK. An internal lever blocks the triggering mechanism if the bolt is not fully closed to prevent accidental discharge of the weapon, making it 'drop safe'. The weapon can be completely operated without taking the finger out of the trigger guard, featuring ambidextrous mag release in the same fashion an MP5 or G3 has.
- FLG P - 9x19 - A version of the FLG with an integral M.91-4 silencer.
- FLG K - 9x19 - A short barreled version with vertical hand stop built into the handguards.
Barrel Thread Pitch
- AK-47/AKM - 14x1 LH
- AK-74 - 24x1.5 RH
- Arsenal - 24x1.5 RH
- Vepr/Saiga 12 - 22x.75 RH
- Saiga .308 - 17x1RH
- M85/92 - 26x1.5 LH
- AIMS 74 - 22x1.5RH
- Galil - 13x1 RH
- Arsenal - 24x1.5 RH