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AN-94

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 7.62x51NATO, Jun 30, 2012.

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  1. 7.62x51NATO

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    Was doing a bit of research and came across this strange rifle. It fires a highly accurate 2 shot burst (or has a fully automatic function), has a canted magazine to I *think* give room for the steel cable/pulley/cartridge rammer to feed rounds into the feedway etc. This thing is confusing me...I am just assuming all of this from what I have read. It seems somewhat foolish to me though involving a steel cable and a pulley into the rifle but maybe I'm wrong. Do any of you have any insight to provide for me on this strange rifle on how it works? :confused: (Sorry If I'm not providing much information, I haven't done too much digging as of yet, still working on it though.) Thanks ahead of time.
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    It's supposed to put two shots into the exact same spot to penetrate body armor that the round wouldn't normally penetrate with a single shot, not to mention giving any additional advantages you'd get from a double tap. The gun itself wasn't adopted by the Russian military because of the high cost and complicated work involved in the production, but it's a really cool concept firearm that I'd love to be able to own.
     
  3. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    It's a rifle produced by Abakan or Akaban, but pretty sure it's Abakan. It was designed to replace the AK platform of rifles for the Russian Army, but was deemed too complex and too expensive to produce in the numbers that Russia wanted. I've also heard that it's reliability isn't up to par with the standard AKM's, so there's another factor, too. All in all, a neat project, just one that didn't make it through.
     
  4. 7.62x51NATO

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    It does sound like a very cool concept...I do suppose it would be difficult to teach Russian grunts how to field strip the AN-94 as opposed to the new AK-74M models I believe they are using now. I never thought of the costs either; that is another really good point. I'm still mystified on the method of operation and how both shots are fired before feeling any recoil whatsoever. Is there any special purpose the strange muzzle brake offers over any other muzzle device or does it serve the same purposes and it is just a new design? I can't seem to find much of anything on this rifle. I guess because it's production and testing was so limited. Thanks for the replies, guys! Always learning something new here. :)
     
  5. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    It's an overly-complex weapon compared to what they're used to, that's for sure. Though I believe they're onto the AK-100 series rifles now, i.e. the SGL's I believe if I'm not mistaken, though they're trying to move on to yet another AK, the AK-12. Not sure about progress on that one, though.

    Money is a driving factor everywhere.

    They have the "BAR" system, I think it's called, it's basically one gas piston moving forward, and another moving back, but that isn't the case on the Abakan. The AN-94 uses a reciprocating barrel to help reduce recoil-

    Completely new design, I believe it captures the gasses and redirects it up and to the sides, if I am not mistaken, and I also believe, though I may be wrong, but I think it aids with the reciprocating barrel.

    That's basically what it boils down to.
     
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    The rifle loads two cartridges into a special mechanism that's able to feed them super-fast, which is why when it's fired in FA the first two rounds come out at 1800RPM, then drop to the normal, slower ROF.

    If you watch slow-mo of the rifle firing, the first shot fires, the barrel recoils separate from the receiver, and the second shot fires as the barrel reaches the end of it's travel.

    The new muzzle brake is more effective at reducing noise from the shot (designed for this), and about as effective at recoil reduction as the 74 brake (maybe a little more?). However, it's much more expensive and labor-intensive to machine than a 74 brake.
     
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    And the burst fire is at 1800RPM, not 1200.
     
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    Fixed that, thanks.
     
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    No problem man, I try to be correct wherever possible :) lol

    Though, I don't know much about this rifle, but I have stated as much as I do, or think, I know. lol
     
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    I will buy one when they come out with Varmint/ Laminate version
     
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    Chances are Russia is going to adopt the AK-12, which is a modernized version of the AK-74. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the AK system. It's plenty accurate with modern production methods, and as cheap and reliable as ever. The AS Val has largely taken over for more special units. It's lightweight, compact, and has an integral silencer. The receiver somewhat resembles an SVD's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_Val
     
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    And shooting the 9.3x39 isn't it? I'm not too sure on that though. That being said, I'd love me an AK-74.
     
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    Yup, stuff goes right through most body armor, and it suppresses very well. Though I think it's just 9x39.
     
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    Has something to do with being subsonic, doesn't it?
     
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    From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9x39mm

    Sorry for the partial threadjack!
     
  18. Ian

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    The AN-94 makes an interesting concept gun, but I wouldn't want to take one into a fight. I handled one, and I think it needs a bit more development. The sights and stock both suck. Make mine an AK-74, please.
     
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    Thanks, Phish, makes a good read!
     
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    Cool! Where did you get to play with one? And was there any noticeable balance/handling issue with the offset mag?
     
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    I would imagine it'd lean towards the right, where it cants off to, but I've never handled one, as much as I'd like to.
     
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    Yeah, could. Or, since the offset is pretty slight, you might not notice it at all. Just curious, as Ian is now only the second person (...maybe third) I've spoken with who's ever handled one.
     
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    First I know of. Man, maybe I should get out more! LOL.
     
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    Just no.

    The rifle was built by IZHMASH, in the city of Izhevsk,Russian Federation.

    "Abakan" was the code name for the developmental project.
     
  25. LJ-MosinFreak-Buck

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    Already stated I may be wrong. Learn something new everyday.
     
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