I have the answer, but give me your opinion.
prior to 1943 7.62X41
AK-47 1948–51, 7.62x39mm—The very earliest models, with the Type 1 stamped sheet metal receiver, are now very rare.
AK-47 1952, 7.62x39mm—Has a milled receiver and wooden buttstock and handguard. Barrel and chamber are chrome plated to resist corrosion. Rifle weight is 4.2 kg (9.3 lb).
AKS-47—Featured a downward-folding metal stock similar to that of the German MP40, for use in the restricted space in the BMP infantry combat vehicle, as well as by paratroops.
RPK, 7.62x39mm—Hand-held machine gun version with longer barrel and bipod.
AKM, 7.62x39mm—A simplified, lighter version of the AK-47; Type 4 receiver is made from stamped and riveted sheet metal (see schematic above). A slanted muzzle device was added to counter climb in automatic fire. Rifle weight is 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) due to the lighter receiver. This is the most ubiquitous variant of the AK-47.
AKMS, 7.62x39mm—Folding-stock version of the AKM intended for airborne troops. Stock may be either side- or under-folding
AK-74 series, 5.45x39mm
Saiga semi-automatic rifle – AK variant for hunting and civilian use. Built on AK receiver with hunting style stock and hand guard in 223/5.56, 7.62x39, 5.45x39, 308WIN
Saiga semi-automatic shotgun – AK variant for hunting and civilian use. Built on AK receiver with hunting style stock and hand guard in 12-Gauge, 20-Gauge, and .410-Bore.
yes you did pull a snakie pooh, but your missing some.
7.62x39 for the 47 and 5.45x39 for the 74... but i'm guessing you have a trick up your dirty little sleeve
The most common caliber is 7.62x39, 5.56x45 NATO,223, 5.45x39, 7,62x51, 308, 7.62x54, 9x39mm 9x19mm, 9x18mm the bizon. In shotguns 12-Gauge, 20-Gauge, and .410. There are also some .22LR training rifles available. An interesting site a lot of information about AK’s
are you asking the most common caliber? I know you can find the AK platform chambered in anything from .22lr to .223/5.56 to .308/7.62. Stop F'n with me!
wa tis dis? interesting. never seen that one. subsonic?
who made your AK pistol?
The AK-9 is the most recent addition to the line of the Russian-made weapons, built for the family of the sub-sonic 9x39 ammunition, which includes SP-5 ball and SP-6 armor-piercing rounds. The AK-9, developed by the Izhevsk Machine building plant (IzhMash, the home of Kalashnikov assault rifles) is intended to compete with already established weapons such as AS silenced assault rifle and 9A-91 and SR-3M multipurpose compact assault rifles. The AK-9 is intended for use by special elements of the Russian army (recon troops) and by various Law Enforcement agencies, engaged in anti-terror, anti-drug and anti-organized crime operations.
It is a little tricky most people have not a clue about the Bison in 9x19 or the AK-9 in 9x39. Just about everyone forgets the 22lr practice rifles.
you think I shoulda kept the wood? I was debating on staining it
Reaper that's a tricky question, on one hand it depends on what you like not what everyone else likes. You can always put the wood back on, another thing to consider is one day you might want to add a stock for a SBR. As is it is, it's harder to control when firing over one with a stock( but a blast to play with and scare the hell out of a perp). I'm going to build three SBR M92 Krinkov with milled receivers. It is going to be a few years from now, but one day will get them built. School takes priority as of late.
its staying a pistol. If I get a SBR it will be an AR
I have a Polish Tantal in 5.45X39. Great shooter, ammo is still cheap, as opposed to .223. However, I'm thinking about selling it to finance another fun gun project. (Kel-Tec PMR-30)
mongo004 does it have the original barrel or us barrel?
Not real sure, it was assembled in the U.S. It shoots tight groups from 10 to 75 yards using surplus AP ammo. Tell me how or what to check and I'll let ya know.
mongo where and when did you buy it?
If it's a CIA it has a US barrel, if it's a kit build you have the original barrel. Which is worth more money.
You are on the money, it is a CIA. I ordered it through my local gun pusher. It came as a set, 3-30 rd mags and a clamp on bi-pod. A great shooter for the money. I had it for about 4 or 5 yr now.
How much are you looking to get out of it?