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Ak-47 or ak-74,or ak-74u??

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rebelz, May 26, 2006.

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  1. rebelz

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    What is the diff?
     
  2. Ohen Cepel

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    The 47 is a 30cal bullet. The 74 is a newer design that fires a smaller twenty-something cal bullet (think it's .22 but I'm sure someone will know for sure).

    I prefer the 47 myself.

    Not sure what the u stands for in this case. Usually, the letter indicates if it's a folder, maybe an underfolder?
     
  3. justsurvivingincalifornia

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    In case you wanted to know where the model numbers came from the ak47 was introduce in 1947 and the ak74 was introduced in 1974. If you wanted to buy ether one of the rifles you can't really the exact models because they are full auto milliary models.

    You can buy the commercial import models from several countries.
     
  4. MechAg94

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    The AK-74 clones fire a 5.45X39 cartridge that has performance similar to the 5.56 used in the M16. The AK-47 fires a 7.62X39 cartridge.
     
  5. Mumbles_45

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    the "U" means short or shortened. I dont beleive there is an AK-74U, there is an AKS-74U, The "S" means it has a folding stock as far as I know. I dont believe there is a non-SBR civilian version of the AKS-74U
     
  6. buzz_knox

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    There are a couple of AKSU-74 copies with 16 inch barrels around. They can be left as is or can be readily SBRed once the proper paperwork and fees are taken care of.
     
  7. Bart Noir

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    The AK-47 was not really introduced until around 1953, as it took the Soviets several years to test and approve a design from 1947. That is one reason our guys didn't get shot at by AK-47s during the Korean War.

    Bart Noir
     
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    In order, major differences only..

    AK-47. The very first AK-47 was stamped, but was replaced by the 'type II' and 'type III' milled receiver. Fires 7.62x39mm. The type I was around from about '49 to '51, the milled versions lasted until '59 or so.

    AKS-47. Underfolding stock.

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    AKM. Modernized version of the AK-47. Still fires 7.62x39, but uses a new stamped receiver. Also had a different bayonet and lug location. Used from '59 to '74 give or take.

    AKMS. Modernized AK with underfolding stock.

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    AK-74. New round, 5.45x39, and still uses a stamped receiver. Also introduced a new muzzle brake which is one of the best ever used for reducing muzzle climb.

    AKS-74. 74 with a steel triangle folding stock.

    AKS-74U. Shortened 74 with a triangle folding stock.

    AK-74M. Modernized version of the AK-74. Polymer folding stock becomes standard, still uses a stamped receiver. Current standard rifle of the russian military.



    Edit: Should have just linked to this :) http://www.gunsnet.net/forums/showthread.php?t=228681
     
  9. chrisbob

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    The A.K. 47 has more knock down power.It is almost a NATO308 but is less accurate and has more recoil than the A.K. 74 "5.45x39" has been hard to find, as of late. `I preffer the 74 if you want larger cal. + accuracy buy an sks

    "IT ISN'T LAW JUST MY OPION"
     
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    I have an AK-47 that's new, made by Armory USA in Houston. Awesome gun, parkerized instead of blued, chrome lined hammer forged barrel, 1.6mm (instead of standard 1mm) stamped receiver...and more. Excellent fit, finish, and quality. I'd recommend one. :D
     
  12. rangerruck

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    if you watn performance like our ar's, get the 74. It is actually a bullet that is longer, like a spear, with a better b.c. than our 556.
     
  13. kjeff50cal

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    NO, the AK-47, AKM et-al...... the cartridge 7.62 X 39 is almost a .30-30 Winchester but less accurate. Stop watching Futureweapons.
     
  14. MechAg94

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    I haven't noticed that the SKS is really any more accurate than a decent AK build. It is probably more accurate than the junker AK's out there, but almost any rifle can say that.
     
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