A closer look at the Kalashnikov AK-100M Series (TFB unique pictures)

    The Firearm Blog is proud to present a line of unique pictures of the new and improved Kalashnikov AK-100M series.

    The AK-100M is the modernized version of the AK-100, with the obvious addition of the “M” in the name.

    It’s interesting to see some of the modifications I personally did to my AK (albeit a Shotgun, to make it more ergonomic and better to shoot) many years ago now find their way to production rifles. And I don’t claim to have been the first to have used those parts or modifications, far from.

    The AK-100M Series

    Kalashnikov have taken some of the improvements that came about in connection with the development of the AK-12. The AK-12 is similar to an improved AK-74M, although it is a new production with better quality.

    Some of the “M” improvements are:

    • Rails and Picatinny.
    • Rigid, dust cover with optical orientation rail etc. Note, however, that you still have a short line of sight for the irons.
    • Ergonomic grip• New adjustable stock. I’m told you can get height adjustment too.

    • New flash hider
    • Price about 1000 US Dollar

    • Most spare parts for the old AK-100 can still be used with M models ​​(which is not the case with the AK-12 in relation to the AK-74M.)

     

    Caliber wise, here’s a list of how each model is chambered.

    In short the AK-101M and -102M are 5,56×45 mm.

    The AK-103M and -104M are 7,62х39 mm.

    The AK-105M is 5,45х39 mm.

    Below: Top is AK101M in 5,56×45 mm. You can compare the 101M to the AK-101 here.

    Below: AK101M in 5,56×45 mm. Magazine latch clearly visible.

    Below: AK101M in 5,56×45 mm. The magazine is fairly straight. Note the side “rail” on the front grip, I’m not sure what it’s for? It looks like a sling attachment.

    Below: AK103M in 7,62×39 mm and grenade launcher. Banana magazine. You can check the AK-103 here.

    Below: AK103M in 7,62×39 mm and grenade launcher. Note the possible sling attachment.

    Below: AK103M in 7,62×39 mm and grenade launcher

    Below: The AK105M in 5,45х39 mm. Note the magazine which has windows and numbered 10, 15, 20 until 30.
    Below: The AK105M in 5,45х39 mm.

    Below: AK105M in 5,45×39 mm

    Below: AK105M in 5,45×39 mm. Note the EOTech. Still, the line of sight with the irons remain unchanged.

    Below: AK105M in 5,45×39 mm. Note the numbers that indicate the stock’s extension.

    Below: AK105M in 5,45×39 mm

    To compare versus the 105M, you can check the AK105 here.

    Many thanks to our secret photographer for all help, used with permission.

     

     

     

     

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics and sound suppressors. TCCC Certified medic.


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