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    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S) Assault Rifle (1950)

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    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S) Assault Rifle (1950)

    The AKS system was based on the AK47, but featured a folding steel butt.

    Staff Writer (Updated: 6/12/2014):

    The AKS was derived from the base AK47 assault rifle though produced with a folding steel butt instead of the fixed wood stock found in the original. Despite this change, the AKS was a visual mirror of its predecessor. The folding butt made the AKS more compact and could be issued to airborne elements needing a portable infantry rifle. When folded, the butt would swing under the pistol trigger grip, under and in front of the 30-round detachable box magazine. Cartridge type was the traditional M1943 7.62x39mm type.


    Kalashnikov AKS (AK-S)
    Type: Assault Rifle
    Country of Origin: Soviet Union [ VIEW ]
    Manufacturer: Various - Soviet Union [ VIEW ]
    Initial Year of Service: 1950


    Soviet Union


    Overall Length: 869 mm (34.21 inches)
    Barrel Length: 0 mm (0.00 inches)
    Weight (Empty): 9.48 lb (4.30 kg)

    Caliber*: 7.62x39mm M1943
    Action: Gas-Operated; Automatic
    Feed: 30-Round Detachable Box


    Rate-of-Fire: 775 rounds-per-minute (rpm)

    * Listed caliber(s) for firearms may be model dependent if more than one model type/chambering was produced. Always consult official manufacturer's information or a licensed dealer.


    AK-47 - Base Model Series Designation

    AK-M - "Modernized" AK47; reintroduction of steel stamping production process.

    AKM-S - Folding Butt

    AKS-47 - Folding Butt

    Tabuk - Iraq Model of the AK47

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