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AK-104
Izhmash Rifles - AK-103 with GP-34 Grenade Launcher and AK-104.jpg
AK-104 Bottom, AK-103 Top
Type Carbine
Place of origin  Russia
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Variants AK-102, AK-105
Specifications
Weight 3.0 kg (6.6 lb) without magazine
Length 824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 314 mm (12.4 in)

Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 735 m/s (2,410 ft/s)
Effective range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30 round magazine
Sights Adjustable Iron Sights, Equipped with optical plate for attaching various scopes

The AK-104 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-103 rifle. The AK-102, AK-105, and AK-104 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-104 is chambered to fire 7.62×39mm ammunition.

Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. Whereas the AK-10x rifles have longer barrels, full-length gas pistons, and solid, side-folding polymer stocks, the AKS-74U is shorter, and features a skeleton stock.[1]

The hand guards are made out of a lightweight, shock-proof polymer that replaces the wood on older models. The butt stock is also made of polymer, making it lighter and more durable, and it is hollow, allowing a field kit to be stored inside of it. The receiver is a type 4b stamped sheet metal, with a non-ribbed dust cover like other 10x series rifles.[citation needed]

The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Modern Firearms - AK-102/104/105. World.guns.ru (2011-01-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-12.

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