Texas shooters supply presents one of the most desirable AKS-47 in the history of Russia, Limited Edition AKS-47 Type 4 Underfolder Rifle .
There were many difficulties during the initial phase of production. The first production models had stamped sheet metal receivers with a milled trunnion and butt stock insert, and a stamped body. Difficulties were encountered in welding the guide and ejector rails, causing high rejection rates. Instead of halting production, a heavy machined receiver was substituted for the sheet metal receiver. Even though production of these milled rifles started in 1951, they were officially referred to as AK-49, based on the date their development started, but they are much widely known in the collectors’ and current commercial market as “Type 2 AK-47”. This was a more costly process, but the use of machined receivers accelerated production as tooling and labor for the earlier Mosin–Nagant rifle’s machined receiver were easily adapted. Partly because of these problems, the Soviets were not able to distribute large numbers of the new rifle to soldiers until 1956. During this time, production of the interim SKS rifle continued.
Once the manufacturing difficulties of non milled receivers had been overcome, a redesigned version designated the AKM (M for “modernized” or “upgraded”; in Russian: Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный [Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy]) was introduced in 1959. This new model used a stamped sheet metal receiver and featured a slanted muzzle brake on the end of the barrel to compensate for muzzle rise under recoil. In addition, a hammer retarder was added to prevent the weapon from firing out of battery (without the bolt being fully closed), during rapid or fully automatic fire. This is also sometimes referred to as a “cyclic rate reducer”, or simply “rate reducer”, as it also has the effect of reducing the number of rounds fired per minute during fully automatic fire. It was also roughly one-third lighter than the previous model.
It is only 6 rifles available they were professionally Build based on all original Parts. This firearm is number “5 of 6″ with deep engraving on the sight tower.
Type of Firearm rifle
Barrel length 16″ Chrome lined Original
Receiver Milled US Manufactured By TSS to Russian Mil spec
Barrel threat 14×1, LH
Barrel twist 1:10
Butt stock under-folder
Finish original brushed bluing
Overall length 34″ (25” under- folded)
Weight 8 lbs 10 oz with mag
Comes with 1 original 30 rd flat slab Russian steel mag (some restrictions may apply) and one 10 rd PMAG magazine.