AKM and AK-74 are essentially updated versions of the famous AK-47
along in the 60ís and 70ís respectively. Since I donít have the
appropriate bakelite style mag I canít really use the AK-74
designation but this is correct for the 7.62x39mm AKM.
This AK started life as a TM clone and had most
components replaced or modified. It was fitted with an Element metal
body and a china made wood kit.
The metal body came with a plastic
AK74 grip but I prefered the feel of the wood one in hand. I found the
finish on the wood was not very good so it was removed and the wood
restained Gunstock before applying a Tung oil finish. The vented upper
handguard was scratch-built from some brass plumbing, and the gas
tube was modified to the AKM style.