Gross Anatomy: AK47 Cutaway

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    What, no cross section of the cleaning kit? Fail. I’m kidding of course – this bisection of an AK47 is completely awesome. I especially like the splitĀ 7.62×39 round seated in the chamber.

    Any guesses on the variant based on this “angle”? I’m going to go ahead and guess a Chicom variant.

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    Exhibition grade wood.

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    I never realized how big the gas port is on the AK.

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    AK47 Cutaway @TFB

    Full auto or semiauto fire control group?

    I borrowed this AK47 parts list from Atlantic Firearms. How many can you spot in the cutaway? How many are missing?

    • Kit Brush
    • Kit Combo Tool
    • Kit Jag
    • Kit Tube
    • Kit Tube Cap
    • Bolt
    • Bolt Carrier
    • Buttplate
    • Buttplate Gate
    • Buttplate Gate Base
    • Buttplate Spring
    • Buttplate screws (2)
    • Buttstock
    • Cleaning Rod
    • Elevation-Bar Plunger
    • Elevation – Bar Spring
    • Extractor
    • Extractor Retaining Pin
    • Extractor Spring
    • Firing Pin
    • Firing Pin Retainer Pin
    • Front Sight Base
    • Front Sight Base Retaining Pins (2)
    • Front Sight Elevation Pin
    • Front Sight Windage Drum
    • Gas-Piston Rod
    • Gas Piston Rod Pin
    • Gas Port Tube
    • Gas Port Tube Retaining Pin
    • Hammer
    • Hammer Pin
    • Hammer Spring
    • Lower Handguard
    • Lower Handguard Front Retainer
    • Lower Handguard Insert
    • Lower Handguard Front Retainer Lever
    • Lower Handguard Rear Retainer
    • Lower Tang
    • Lower Tang Screws (2)
    • Magazine
    • Magazine Latch
    • Magazine Latch Pin
    • Magazine Lower Latch Spring
    • Muzzle-Brake
    • Muzzle-Brake Plunger
    • Muzzle-Brake Spring
    • Pistol Grip
    • Pistol Grip Escutcheon
    • Piston Grip Screw
    • Pistol Grip Receiver Stud & Rivets
    • Pistol Grip Yoke
    • Primary Sear
    • Primary Sear Pin
    • Primary Sear Spring
    • Rear Sight Housing Base
    • Rear Sight Housing Elevator Bar
    • Rear Sight Housing Pin
    • Rear Sight Tang
    • Rear Sight Tang Spring
    • Receiver
    • Receiver Cover
    • Recoil Guide Rod
    • Recoil Guide Rod Housing
    • Recoil Spring Retainer
    • Recoil Spring
    • Safety/Selector
    • Secondary Sear
    • Secondary Sear Spring

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    Yup. Chicom. Apparently this AK was deactivated in Vietnam and later cross sectioned as a display piece.

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    AK Surprise

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    AK Surprise

    Pete

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    LE – Silencers – Science
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