~ New Specification Egyptian AK-47 7.62mm Assault Rifle and Polish Pallad Wz 83 40mm Grenade Launcher ~
The rifle is stamped with the serial number: 5230438.
The launcher is stamped in few places with the serial number: 93116313.
The rifle and the launcher comes with deactivation certificates dated: 02/07/2010 for the rifle and 23/02/2011 for the launcher.
~ Dimensions ~
The length of the rifle is 27 inches (68.5cm) with the barrel length of 16.25 inches (41.6cm).
The launcher is 12.5 inches (31.5cm) long.
The total weight is 4.7 kg.
~ Condition ~
Condition wise, some minor wear to the woodwork but that is still in decent order with no major splits.
The metalwork is in decent order with some scratches.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £25 or the rifle can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ The AK-47 ~
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the USSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova. It is also known as a Kalashnikov, an "AK", or in Russian slang, Kalash.
Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). After the war in 1946, the AK-46 was presented for official military trials. In 1947 the fixed-stock version was introduced into service with select units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (S?Skladnoy or "folding"), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact.
The original AK-47 was one of the first true "assault rifles" to be manufactured, after the original Sturmgewehr 44. Even after six decades the model and its variants remain the most widely used and popular assault rifles in the world because of their durability, low production cost, and ease of use. It has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide. The AK-47 was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined.
Firing the 7.62×39mm cartridge, the AK-47 produces significant wounding effects if the projectile tumbles and fragments in tissue; but it produces relatively minor wounds when the projectile exits the body before beginning to yaw or does not yaw or fragment.
The Pallad (also known as the wz. 1974) is a 40 mm Polish under-slung grenade launcher, developed for use with the AKM assault-rifle and intended to replace the kbkg wz. 1960 grenade-launcher rifle. The name of the weapon reflects the Polish-language word for palladium.
The development of the weapon drew on concepts provided by Józef Brodacki.
The wz. 1983 Pallad D, the stand-alone version of the wz. 74, features a stock and AK type pistol grip.