Being one of the first to get one of the Atlantic kits I’d posted this to somewhat curb 600 individual “what Soviet parts do I have” posts but it is a work in progress. I keep learning more, taking better photos, buying/trading parts to identify, etc. My updated post is still not ready, but will be soon. One of the toughest things is what to call the different variations/generations of parts. I’m the kind of guy that wants to make sure I/we get it right. I’ve had to recant some of what I had posted, but am always willing to state that I got it wrong the first time (or thirtieth time). FSBs have been quite a mystery in some respects.
I have also produced a spreadsheet that identifies the typical barrel components, rear trunions and wood variations of Soviet AKMs on a per year and arsenal basis, but I have not posted this spreadsheet anywhere yet. There are still a few question marks in some of the fields due to the fact that I have not found good photos of untouched rifles in some cases.
I spent a bit of time acquiring, identifying and then photographing some wood.
I've thought of melting all this info into one post.
ETA -It would be wise to get specific permission to use any photos used and to give proper credit for those photos for a guide of this nature. I have thousands of AK photos, but if I don't recall where I got it from and don't have permission to use it it will be omitted from any guide I produce. I'm not in a terrible hurry to get this info out because I am patient.