What does a fully automatic AK cost to manufacture?

What does a fully automatic AK cost to manufacture?

What does a fully automatic AK cost?
The Firearm Blog has an interesting article regarding Russia’s gripes on being undersold in AK manufacturing. Good read…

But I latched onto this one quote…

“The Russians stated that the “Arsenal” production was undercutting the gun prices on international tenders citing as example a 2003 tender for the supply of 40,000 sub-machine guns for the Iraqi army for USD $65 each won by Arsenal and lost by the Russian “Kalashnikov” manufacturer.”

Correct me if I am wrong, but did that just state that the price from manufacturer for a brand new fully automatic AK is a mere $65. (And they’re asking $600 for the semi-auto versions here in the states these days.)

Bulk purchase order anyone?

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:28 AM

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but have heard that they sell for even cheaper in the stalls in the market in kabul in afganistan. do know that it very easy and cheap to manufacture, but still seem like ridiculously low price for this weapon. ryo assuming the ones available in kabul are most likely "gray" market goods neh.

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:54 AM

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in Pakistan with all hand tools mostly. Labor is cheap,
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5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:59 AM

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but chechnya is not far and many could be brought in from there as well. something has to fund the chechnyan terrorist neh. although this is just guess by ryo neh.

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