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Soviet AKM Assault Rifle by ToxicGas Soviet AKM Assault Rifle by ToxicGas
The AKM assault rifle is an upgraded and modernized model of the AK-47, and is the most widespread of all it's variants. It was designed to be lighter and more reliable than the original and was brought into service with the Red Army in 1959. This example was made in Russia.

*Deactivated, as with all weapons in my gallery*

Let me know what you think, comments and criticism are appreciated. Thanks for looking!
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
is it still acceptable to call this an AK-47?
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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Also, deactivated how? No springs?
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mkmaster365 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013   Traditional Artist
Can I see this on the left side? I like to use real examples for art, and I can't find a left side for an akm like this.
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I seriously wish you could have the luxury of owning a functioning rifle. I have a Tula AKM that shoots really nice, and it looks a lot like this. The mag doesn't realy match it though, is it Yugo origin by any chance? I don't think the chinese ones have the spine in the back.
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eddiehimselfstolemyu Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  Professional Writer
We used to be able to have self-loading rifles until the late 80s, when some dickhead decided to go and shoot up some town in Wales. Then they were banned :( but you can still get a legal AK-type rifle that fires, it's just you would have to disable the gas spring, which effectively makes it a straight-pull bolt-action rifle, and where's the fun in that? Oh well, that's the price of living in a civilized society, I suppose...
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Until another reason is made to ban that too. Yeah, I remember seeing about that on a documentary. Sorry for the folks that lost their lives. At least you still have access to firearms. Keep on shooting brother from the other side of the Atlantic! :)
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eddiehimselfstolemyu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Well I'm not sure about that sort of ban. I mean functionally it's no different from your average hunting rifle, and the legislation in this country tends to be quite sensible insofar as guns are regulated based on functionality rather than cosmetics like some US states. Apparently the guy's last words were something like "I should have stayed in bed today!" No shit mate.
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HumanSVD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Guy is crazy, that's all there is too it.
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xXxSp4rtyxXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
My favorite rifle of all time! :D
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Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Very nice. I have my own little collection of deactivated russian firearms :D Still looking for a Kalashnikov though ;)
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, what do you have? And I imagine it shouldn't take you long to find an AK... if there's one thing you'll always find, it's Kalashnikovs!
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eddiehimselfstolemyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Writer
Haha yeah, you can get them for like £200 on GunStar lol.
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Dark-Vengeance912 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Currently in possesion of a PPsh-41(model 44), PPS-43 and a Mosin Nagant 91/30(model 41) with a bayonett. Also with drum magazines,Magazine holders and spare parts :) And that's only the Russian part of the collection though :)
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AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
what happen to the back of the top cover?
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:icontoxicgas:
ToxicGas Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This was a Russian military service weapon, which may have seen combat, so it's not suprising it has some wear and tear. It looks like a possible shrapnel dent, though I could be wrong, it could just have been dropped. It all adds to it though, I think. I prefer this to a pristine example generally.
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AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh...I see, but drop sounds impossible cos' AK's so tough it can survive a Humvee's run over
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That's true.
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AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
naa, deactivated wasn't good enough, a fully automatic thats the kick ass!
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
What do you mean?
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AkKAla5H Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I mean, thats better to own a fully working AK than a deactivated 1.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well of course, but unfortunately that would be highly illegal. I collect deactivated guns for their design, aesthetics and history anyway.
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TOAST-Jackal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
That's why you move to the States! :) I can't afford a select fire gun, but my semi-auto AK does just fine. Though if I were in your shoes, I'd do the same thing, buying the deactivated ones.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's refreshing to talk to someone who doesn't think a deactivated gun is the ultimate crime. So many seem to just treat guns as play-things, and apparently don't care for historical value or design... just something that goes 'bang'. I'd love my guns to be functioning just as I'd love my grenades to in working order, but it's irrelevant to why I collect them. I'd like to at least try out shooting some guns sometime when in the US perhaps, just for the experience.
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TOAST-Jackal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
A love of guns is a love of guns. The history is the best part about owning them. Whenever I buy a gun, I guarantee you I'll know more about it than most owners. I hate seeing sporterized (or Bubba-ized) surplus rifles with the stocks cut off forward of the forearm, and the wood painted black, camo, or whatever. It's painful. If you ever come to the States, try to find a shooting range that rents out guns. Not all do, but any larger ones will. Or better yet, move to the states and own them. :D
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, definitely. I'm with you on 'sporterized' rifles... seeing wartime rifles, historical artefacts, cut up and defaced for people to play with. I'd love to eventually shoot some WW2 weapons.
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gotta love it
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely.
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Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I've fired the civilian version of that. I wasn't impressed.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's cheap to manufacture, easy to use, easy to maintain, and powerful- there's a reason it's so widely used. There are better weapons, but for what it is, the AK is respectable.
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I've always been more interested in classic sporting arms than military weapons, so the AK series has never held much interest for me. When I've shot them they seemed crud, underpowered and were hideously inaccurate.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Did you fire a genuine Russian AK or a copy? That can affect the quality, as does the ammo used I understand. As for accuracy, they aren't really known for that, but I think the only way of getting close to it is with single fire. Otherwise, I think the optimum and intended range for use was relatively short- I'm far from an expert on them though, but the history interests me.
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themightyjagrafess Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I've fired several versions from Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria. They were all semi-auto only (that's why I specified "civilian model") and firing Sellier and Belloit ammo. Most of the time I was shooting from a rested position at a target 100 yards away. At that distance the best you can expect from an AK clone is a 6 inch group. My Ruger M-77 will produce a 1.5 inch group at the same distance.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Being a more modern bolt-action, it should be inherently more accurate. It was also designed for that purpose. The AK-47 was heavily based on the StG-44, which was created to combine the characteristics of rifles with submachine guns. It was therefore a compromise of range, accuracy and rate of fire. It makes sense that for civillian target practise purposes, there are many better weapons than the AK.
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TOAST-Jackal Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Good lord, you are so far the most sensible person I've seen here on guns. The AK was built as you said, to combine the characteristics of two different weapons. It was devised for the new style of fighting that had come about and dominated much of the war. I'm talking about urban warfare. The rifle was not intended to be a sharp-shooter's rifle. They are said to have a maximum effective range of 300 meters. Personally, I'd like to try hitting a man-sized target at 300 meters with my AK. "Try," being the key word.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you sir. Weapons and military history have interested me for years, and I've always been fascinated with the history and aesthetics of weapons.
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kingsmannoose Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
a very beatiful gun! is this actually yours?
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It is indeed mine, I collect deactivated Soviet weapons.
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kingsmannoose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
well it looks like you take immaculate cre of it, keep up the good work!
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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DAPoliticalForum Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks for posting a deviation about guns.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Is that sarcasm? I can't tell.
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DAPoliticalForum Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
Not at all! I was collecting gun deviations in our faves. Thanks, again.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I didn't see that- I apologise! Thanks, it's appreciated. :)
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Uninex Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
It looks real amaizing. I would love tho have one.
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I love this thing... I have a nice bayonet affixed to it now also.
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Uninex Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
DAMN!
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Hateclaw Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
my ak looks just like yours ^^ but i've a plane handguard at the front

a question, do you know the hole with a spring inside, closed with a flap at the back of the wooden shoulder part?? what is it for??
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ToxicGas Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
It's for storing a small, cylindrical metal container that holds a couple of tools and a cleaning brush. It came with mine, and will have originally been issued with yours. It's quite a clever design, I think.
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Hateclaw Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
ah... hm... mine don't has one -.-
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