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    Difference between an AK-47 and AKM

    What’s the main difference between an AK-47 and AKM? Are most rifles we see on the market now actually AKMs?
    Last edited by DeborahGEllis; 05-07-2022 at 03:48 AM.

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    Milled receiver versus stamped is the easiest way to tell the difference. The very first Ak47s used a stamped receiver but they quickly went to the milled. When they finally perfected a stamped receiver they created the AKM. Some other minor changes as well.

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    A big weight reduction from the AK-47(T1,T2,T3) to the AKM. The receiver plus almost every other steel part had material removed.

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