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Question for Max (or anyone with an answer)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Raygun, Mar 21, 2005.

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  1. Raygun

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    So I have Cutshaw's books, Hogg's books, Max Popenker's website, the TOZ website, AK-47.net and several others, a search on this forum, and none of them seem to have the answer to a seemingly very simple question.

    What does the "S" in AKS-74U stand for?

    I know it's a Russian word for "folding stock" or something similar, I just don't know what that word is and I would like to. Thanks to Max, I do know that the U stands for "ukorochennyj" meaning "shortened".
     
  2. boofus

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    Spetsnaz? Just a guess...

    Sort of like how gun companies add SOCOM or Paratrooper or whatever to their compact gun names.
     
  3. White Horseradish

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    "skladnoi" - "folding" or "collapsible"
     
  4. Raygun

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    Awesome. Thanks.

    Got another one... "OTs" as in OTs-14 Groza?
     
  5. max popenker

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    White Horseradish nailded with with the AKS-74U

    OTs is for Orugie TsKIB SOO.
    Orugie is Weapon in russian
    TSKIB SOO is the Central Design & Development Bureau for Sporting & Hunting Arms
    So, OTs is a standard designation for LE/Military small arms designed by TsKIB SOO
    They hunting & sporting arms are marked MTs, where M stands for Model

    Then, you need this: ;)

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    Click cover image for details


    [UPD] Book is already available in USA at Amazon and B&N
     
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  6. Raygun

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    I ordered it yesterday. :)

    Thanks, Max! And thanks for the indespensable website as well.
     
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