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AKMS

G13001

7.62X39 AKMS TYPE 56 SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE

Type 56 is a gas operated, selective fire weapon. The receiver is machined from steel in early versions, the two lugged bolt locks into receiver walls. Later models, however, were made with stamped-steel AKM-type receivers, but retained the same Type 56 designation. The Type 56 has AK-47-style controls with a reciprocating charging handle and a massive safety / fire selector lever on the right side of the receiver. The furniture is made from wood, and a compact version with an underfolding metal buttstock is also available (designation is Type 56-1). Alternatively, a version with side-folding buttsock is produced as Type 56-2. The only visible difference from the Soviet AK-47 is a permanently attached spike bayonet, which folds under the barrel when not in use. 

Specifications:

  • Caliber: 7.62x39 mm
  • Action: Gas operated, rotating bolt
  • Overall length: 874 mm
  • Barrel length: 414 mm
  • Weight: 3.80 kg
  • Magazine capacity: 30 rounds
  • Rate of fire: 650 rounds per minute

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