~ Romanian Cold War Model PM1965 Era 1974 Dated and Kit - Deactivated ~
The rifles were manufactured in Romania by the Cugir Arms Factory and are a variant of the AK-47 assault rifle.
In the early 1960s, the Romanian Army used mostly PPSh-41, Oriţa submachine guns and imported AK-47 rifles. With the development of the stamped Type 4 AKM receiver, and the Soviet Union's call to each of the Warsaw Pact's nations to produce their own assault rifles chambered in 7.62mm, be they AK-47 pattern or not, the Romanian State Arsenal developed an AKM clone featuring a forward-pointing front handgrip molded into the lower handguard, called the Pistol Mitralieră model 1963 (literally 'machine pistol' model 1963).
The underfolding stock version (our example here) is designated the Pistol Mitralieră model 1965, and features a rear-pointing front handgrip, allowing the underfolding stock to be completely retracted.
Our example is serial numbered DP3620 and is dated 1974.
It comes with its cleaning kit and four spare magazines in their pouches.
Please note that the spare magazines are not deactivated (they don't have a slot cut into them) so they cannot be attached to the rifle. You can cut/file the slot if you wish though.
~ Condition ~
The piece is partially stripable, the receiver, trigger and safety move.
The stock can be folded and the magazine removed.
The piece can be purchased from our website here:
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