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    Amd-65 marking

    Hello everyone. I searched the net alot about amd65 markings on the gun but couldnt find something helpful.

    Now that i have access to this forum so i would like to learn from exeprience of our fellow members.

    Kindly share spots and the markings on a real hungarian made amd-65 with pictures for reference.

    Thanks and regards

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    I have some pretty good AK reference books, lemme see what I can do for ya...

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    Hungary wasn't big on stamps/markings like Poland was. there may only be a few.
    "02", A Crown, A Crescent Moon with a face, (M), are the majority of them.

    As to what they mean.... means Quality Control guy made it to work that day.
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    Yep, Hungarians don't care much about markings, apparently.

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    You get a serial in the left, and selector markings (infinity and a 1) on the right. Roll marks are for civilians I suppose. On the plus side, cloning couldn't be easier!

    If you look at the Vickers guide detail shots there are NO other markings on the gun visible besides those mentioned above on the receiver, the serial number on the top cover, and a number on the base of the stock. There might be a proof on the left side of the gas block, hard to tell. I'll check the AK Catalog...
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    We weren't big on markings because of various factors mainly it is because of deniability.

    We sent thousands and thousands of AMD65s to various movements around the world and Fég was asked to not do its usual markings so it can't be traced back to Hungary.

    I've found several AMD65s in Nicaragua and tracing the SN range is they were sent before the Sandinistas took over.

    In the end, it was a political decision.


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    I was hoping you'd chime in on this thread! 🙂

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    Thanks for your replies. The one i have is having proof marks on barrel shown in the pic. Other wise there are no other markings other then 1 and infinity.

    Bolt carrier has number "2" marked on it also.

    Plus i also added Romanian type front grip also.
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    LOL yeah, cause everyone was making AMDs :P
    God it's so stupid what governments will come up with.


    Quote Originally Posted by PRDUBI View Post
    We weren't big on markings because of various factors mainly it is because of deniability.

    We sent thousands and thousands of AMD65s to various movements around the world and Fég was asked to not do its usual markings so it can't be traced back to Hungary.

    I've found several AMD65s in Nicaragua and tracing the SN range is they were sent before the Sandinistas took over.

    In the end, it was a political decision.


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    Well..

    It be honest...I didn't see the AMD65 until the Jane's Defense guide in 1991.

    I didn't see it in others and I have JD from 1976 to 1985 and I didn't see any of it, only saw the AK63 series setup including the highly coveted blue furniture setups.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PRDUBI View Post
    Well..

    It be honest...I didn't see the AMD65 until the Jane's Defense guide in 1991.

    I didn't see it in others and I have JD from 1976 to 1985 and I didn't see any of it, only saw the AK63 series setup including the highly coveted blue furniture setups.


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    Found some markings in these pics...





    Hope it helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jekbrown View Post
    Found some markings in these pics...





    Hope it helps!
    I've also noted several AMD-65 examples with a number and another mark or two on the right side near the rear trunnion. I'm trying to replicate that on my US receiver SBR AMD-65.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxnomi View Post
    Thanks for your replies. The one i have is having proof marks on barrel shown in the pic. Other wise there are no other markings other then 1 and infinity.

    Bolt carrier has number "2" marked on it also.

    Plus i also added Romanian type front grip also.
    I'm convinced the number on the bolt face is a bolt size number. So far most of mine are numbered with 2 but I do have one marked 0.
    Constantly studying spots welds, mag well dimple shapes, center support rivet heads and selector markings for the last 12 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    What year did you enter the Hungarian Army?
    I entered in 91 forcefully I might add.

    Education wasn't free and having a sparkly Hungarian passport wasn't all cracked up to be.

    On a plus side, I met other part Hungarians like myself such as a Cuban, Finnish, some other Americans, Brazilians and several Chileans and others who came home to study and ended up doing compulsory service.
    Luckily, mines was short and I spent most of my time acting as a translator for visiting NATO personnel and also teaching English at the MoD.

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    The bolt numbers go from 1 to 4 or 5 I believe and they represent within the assembly line when they were checking headspace which bolt they used.
    If 1 didn't go then it went to 2 or 3 or 4.

    It happens but it was very rare.



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