AKS-74 Kalashnikov Assault Rifle with Folding Stock
The AKS-74 is a variant of the AK-74 equipped with a side-folding metal shoulder stock, designed primarily for use with air assault infantry and developed alongside the basic AK-74. The AKS-74 stock is fabricated from stamped sheet metal struts, machine pressed into a "U" shape and assembled by punch fit and welding.
The stock has a triangular shape; it lacks the folding shoulder pad found on the AKMS stock and is folded to the left side of the receiver. The hinged stock is securely locked in its extended position by a spring-loaded button catch located at the rear of the receiver. When folded, the stock is held closed by a spring-loaded capture hook situated on the left side at the front of the receiver housing.
A rear-mounted sling swivel is also provided on the right side at the beginning of the stock frame.
- Caliber: 5.45 x 39.5 mm
- Capacity: 30 Rounds
- Gas Operated
- Rotating Bolt With 2 Lugs
- Barrel Length: 415 mm
- Overall Length (with Extended Metal Stock): 940 mm
- Overall Length (with Folded Metal Stock): 700 mm
- Fire Rate Rounds/Min: 650
- Max Effective Fire Range: 625 m
- Weight Of Weapon without Magazine: 2.97 kg