Manowar's Hungarian Weapons - Kalashnikov AK-47 Variants

Kalashnikov AKM-63 Machine Carbine
7.62mm AKM-63 Gépkarabély

Made by Fémárú- Fegyver- és Gépgyár (FÉG), Budapest, 1963-66?, under license from the USSR
Caliber: 7.62x39mm(M43)
30-round staggered row detachable box magazine
Gas operated, Selective fire
Overall length 880mm, Barrel length 415mm
Empty weight 3.12kg
Tangent sight graduated 100-1000 meters
Muzzle velocity 731 m/sec

Introduced in 1963, the AKM-63 (the 'M' stands for Modernizirovnyie in Russian), Caliber 7.62x39mm. The machined receiver of the AK-55 was replaced with a riveted sheet metal receiver for simplified manufacturing. Original AKM's came initially with a wood butt, no top handguard, with a metal fore-end. A supplementary pistol grip lay ahead of the magazine. This forward pistol grip is grasped during firing rather than the handguard or the magazine. A Folding Stock Version was also introduced. This weapon was eventually replaced by the AMD-65 variant.