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here are some pics of an East German AK I came across a few days ago at a show here in England

it's been deactivated but is externally mint - nothing left of the internal parts, but still interesting to see

guy was reenacting EG border troops................

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Richard
 

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Noticed it did not have the lower handguard to match rest of stock set and looks like it has a muzzle nut rather than a brake
 

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Having handled dozens of this model while stationed at the JFK Center for Special Warfare, at Fort Bragg, NC, some years ago, I can say that the solid beech (or elm) lower handguard was common with the MPiKM/MPiKMS72 (as well as an occasional wood butt of the same material), while the upper handguard and pistol grip were invariably made of the familiar brown plastic material. The reddish-brown, ribbed, fiber-impregnated bakelite lower handguard was a later development, and was of a completely different material than that used for the brown stock, pistol grip, and upper handguards. Additionally, the plain muzzle nut, rather than the slanted compensator, was standard at that time, in DDR service.
 

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Kinda funny, your deacts are a perfectly good receiver with destroyed internals/barrel etc. our dummy guns are non-functional receiver with perfectly good everything else....maybe we should get together.....
 
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Noticed it did not have the lower handguard to match rest of stock set and looks like it has a muzzle nut rather than a brake
From what weve gleened on another board. The beech lower handguard went to plastic between 1978-1979, the laminate buttstock went to plastic in 1967. The muzzle nut was replaced by the slant brake when they changed designation from MPi-KM to MPi-KM-72.
 
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