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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    Yeah, those two small rivets at the hammer "pin" holes in the drawing do look wrong.

    Good eye on the hammer spring. Should show 4 coils of double-strand instead of 5 coils of single. Another early...
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    I think I see it now-

    The earliest T1s had fixed FCG pins that were peened and not removeable. Like this:

    http://www.fototime.com/B345644A750ED4F/large.jpg

    When they went to the removeable...
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    This is the closest thing I have to showing what that left rail looks like. Can't tell if it does extend downwards to encircle the hammer pin or not.

    (huge pic)...
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    Here's a picture to illustrate the difference in the sides of the front "trunnion":

    (huge version)
    http://www.fototime.com/B06E38C26D3088F/orig.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    Oh my. Those are some magnificent old Kalash's.

    I'll never understood why anyone would want a new-looking AK with the Duracoat and shiny aftermarket wood, etc. They need some character on them...
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    Credit: Philip Blenkinsop / NOOR /Felix Features
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    Sticky: Re: Russian Type 1/2/3 Rifles

    It's a pre-production model, commonly called the AK-47 Assault Rifle Experimental Version No. 3.

    The bolt carrier's the same as on the production version except for the shape of the handle.
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