A Cute Lil’ AK Chambered in 7.62×25 Tokarev

Check out this cute little guy that was recently posted on r/NFA recently. It’s some sorta homemade AK variant chambered in the 7.62×25 Tokarev. The poster that shared it on Reddit claims it belonged to a private security guard in Karachi Pakistan. Remember our Pakistan Gunsmiths post? I bet that baby AK in 7.62×25 Tok was most likely built in the Khyber Pass or someones garage somewhere in Pakistan.

AKs in 7.62×25 Tokarev aren’t unheard of, in fact the guy in the video below made a straight blowback AK chambered in 7.62×25 Tokarev that uses both PPSH drums and mags, pretty cool.

I wonder just how accurate and reliable the above Pakistani AK chambered in 7.62×25mm Tokarev is as well as how strong the chamber is. I’m guessing not too accurate since it doesn’t even have a rear sight. The 7.62×25mm Tokarev round is a hot little cartridge, it’s a bottle necked round with a muzzle velocity between 1300 and 1800 FPS depending on the manufacturer. It was notably used in the Tokarev TT-33 pistol and the PPSh-41 submachine gun used by the Red Army during WWII and many other countries to this day. There is even a 7.62×25mm Tokarev 1911 conversion out there as well.

Ray I.

Long time gun enthusiast, archery noob, Mazda fan, Sci-Fi nerd, Whiskey drinker, online marketer and blogger. My daily firearms musings can be found over at my gun blog ArmoryBlog.com and Instagram.

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  • jeff

    I think this picture was posted here a few years ago if i am not mistaken

    • Harry’s Holsters

      A month or two ago in another article with different context I believe. Might have been further back as well.

      • Nimrod

        And I think it was determined that it was a toy or non functioning replica based on where the bolt is in relation to the barrel.

  • That adorable li’l AK puppy looks like it would be a ton of fun to shoot, right up until the inevitable energetic spontaneous auto-disassembly.

  • Sasquatch

    This is so familiar I can’t put my finger on it.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      It was I POTD or in a post a while back with other homemade guns.

      • Sasquatch

        I knew I have seen this picture.

  • Major Tom

    “When I grow up I wanna be an assault rifle!”

  • whodywei

    That’s a shoota.

  • sean

    I WANT!!

  • smartacus

    OMG Becky like it’s seau cyute!

  • hikerguy

    i believe that this is what the concept of a PDW was intended to be.

    • John Yossarian

      PPS-43 works just fine

      • hikerguy

        No doubt, but I just like the compact aspects of the one in the article better.

  • Adam D.

    Someone should seriously make a real deal long stroke piston 7.62×25 AKSU.
    I know there were quite a few custom projects in the US, but no mfr. has made one to date, to my knowledge at least.
    If the Tok cartridge can work the action in an AR with a carbine length gas system (Bazooka Bros. CNC Gun Parts), it could push a Krink bolt group with lightening cuts (a la Century Arms C39V2).

    • Zebra Dun

      M-1 Carbine in 7.62 x 25 Tok.

  • Leigh Rich

    SBR, Or get a Micro AK 7.62X39 and put on a brace for a whole lot less. Including the ammo.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Good article — thank you, Ray. If properly built and with suitable sights installed, the Krinkov in the first picture chambered in 7.62mm x 25 Tokarev would be virtually the ideal SMG / micro-carbine, pairing the adaptability and reliability of the AK platform with a really terrific proven pistol-caliber round that performs more like a small rifle round while reducing recoil significantly and remaining very controllable. . .

  • michel Baikrich

    Sorry I speak only French and Spanish, but with Google translator is not a problem

    C’est l’adaptation la plus genial que j’ai vu de ces dernieres annees, etant donne que la munition 7.62 X 25 est une munition tres performante

    L’ideal pour des operations urbaines serait avec un canon entre 10″ – 12″. Ameliorer aussi les organes de visee de la version Pakistanaise …

    Faire une version en calibre 22 TCM pour le marche USA et une sersion de la TCM en calibre 5.45 …. lol


    Ballistic & weapons Eng. (Liege – Belgium)

    • jbjhillbilly

      (rough translation)

      This is the most genial (I think he means appropriate) adaptation I’ve seen in recent years, given how powerful the ammunition 7.62 x 25 is.

      The ideal for urban operations would be with a gun between 10 “- 12”. Also, improved sights on the Pakistani version.

      TCM should make a 5.45 version with a .22 TCM conversion for the USA…. lol

      • michel Baikrich

        Thank you jbjh

      • michel Baikrich

        Thank you jbjhillbilly for your help

      • michel Baikrich

        Thank you for your help


        • jbjhillbilly


  • Jeff S

    Look at the pistol grip where he’s holding it, someone’s used photoshop on this image. Besides, that’s too perfect a copy of an AK mag to have been custom build for 7.62×25!

  • Donnie Buchanan

    In 1970, our company (1st Air Cavalry, 2/12) captured a cache of weapons during the Cambodian invasion which was nicknamed Rock Island East. As a ‘thanks’ from Battalion HQ, we got to choose a trophy of choice. It could have been a Tokrev pistol, SKS, or Russian Mauser. I chose the pistol & holster but was severely wounded in June ’70 and thought I would never see it. Medically retired in ’71, I’d given up hope until one day I received a letter with a Vietnamese Export license and a few days later an American firearms import license. A week later I received (in the mail) my Tokrev. Didn’t know what caliber so I had it checked and told it was .30 cal mauser and found and shot one box of Russian ammo. I found out later that it was the 7.62×25 Tokrev. What is the difference in the rounds or are they the same?? It is a joy to shoot.

    • Simcha M.

      Dude, that information is common as dirt on the Web, look it up.

      Aside from that, welcome home.

  • Old Gringo

    There are 2 kinds of gun bloggers on TFB, those who really know a lot about guns and those who just think they do, lol……these guns are commercially sold by Century Arms…..they are currently for sale at Buds Gun Shop for $814, with free shipping…..they have been imported for sale in the US for a while…….but apparently the TFB is a little behind?

    • Andy Kay


      • Old Gringo

        The article says they are some kind of cut and weld project and a couple dozen experts comment about how cool they are…..when in reality they are sold everyday…..just seems funny all these experts have not seen them….at $814, I will have to pass…but I agree, they sure would be fun…

  • Zebra Dun

    I. Want. One. maybe even two!

  • Cmex