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Doubt about AK-12 design   Small Arms <20mm

Started 10/10/20 by poliorcetes; 3430 views.
mpopenker

From: mpopenker

13/10/20

to the best of my knowledge Russian MoD pays close to US $1000 for an AK-12 with spare mags, sling and cleaning kit

also my estimate is that gov't purchasing prices for mass-produced small arms which are also available as civilian rifles (AK/Saiga, Vityaz/Saiga-9 etc) are about 20-30% below MSRP.

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

13/10/20

Yeah, it was essentially just to keep factory workers fed and keep the plant from closing and being scavenged.

I don't know about the stepped chamber thing being specifically for any real purpose though. The real problem with that era of gun history is that there was, by volume, 95% BS to 5% real information out there.

I've been surprised unpleasantly so many times to find out that things we thought we knew just aren't anywhere close to reality.

It can be better now if you're extremely selective about your information sources, but even now we're starting to see a disturbing rise in pure FUD.

It sucks, but it is what it is.

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

13/10/20

Right. There were multiple reasons why AK's were first cheap for awhile and precisely zero of them had anything to do with AK's being cheap to produce.

I miss those days...

Hunting down $169 parts kits and etc to build your latest mutant!

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

13/10/20

Told ya so.

Thanks Max

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

19-Nov

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

19-Nov

One of my sporting shooter/gunsmith friends, mods for IPSC. In competitive IPSC shooting  DI ARs run circles around anything with piston including ARs with pistons. so will see if sort of DI AK can keep up

Farmplinker

From: Farmplinker

19-Nov

Kalashnikov would be proud!

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

22-Nov

What does the bolt carrier group look like in those?

I'm very interested in what it looks like because I've had some similar ideas.

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