~ A New Specification Deactivated Chinese AK56 from the Vietnam War Era ~
Probably made to be used in for guerrilla warfare, this AK56 was hand made. This can be easily seen due to the crude methods used to manufacture this weapon and due to the materials that were used. Some of the AK's essential parts were factory made, but most of the components were produced from cheep and easy to shape materials.
Even so the AK was stamped with a serial number on the left side of the body reading "5542" and type '56'.
Also there are Chinese marks for selective fire are.
It has been polished up for later ceremonial use, a bit of bling!
The magazine is of high impact plastic and all the wood work is carved in flowing lines.
The AK does not cock or dry fires.
The deactivation certificate is dated May 2013.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel has a length of 10.5" inches (26.7 cm), with the gun having an overall length of 22 inches (51.5 cm). It weighs 2.63 kg.
~ Condition ~
The gun is in good used condition. The wooden rear grip has chips due to the poor quality of the wood used to manufacture it. The metal is clean with some signs of wear.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18 or the assault rifle can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.