AK-104 Bottom, AK-103 Top
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Used by||See Users|
|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)|
|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.
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.
The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.
- Modern Firearms - AK-102/104/105. World.guns.ru (2011-01-24). Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
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