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    3 Spot welds

    I know that the 3 spot welds above the right side mag dimple was common on early Soviet AKMs, but when did they stop and switch to only 2? I want to know what receiver style I should go for with my '64 Izhevsk kit.
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    According to photos in Rob Stott's 'AK 47 catalog' Vol 1, the 64 izzy had 3 spotwelds, where 64 tula had 2. In 1965 both had 2 spotwelds. So late '64 is transition year one might conclude.

    https://www.theakforum.net/forums/35...l-excerpt.html
    Last edited by Sunspot; 07-02-2020 at 10:34 PM.
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    Can we see some pics of the kit? I got a 64 izzy and everyone i have ever seen had the 3 welds and the rounded center support rivet
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    Hear hear ! We love early AKMs. Please post pics !
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    My 64 has the 3 spot welds on the right side and two spot welds on the left side. Center support rivet is more flat then rounded.
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