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Does anyone out there have any pics of AKs in the Hungarian revolution?
I heard that this is when the western democracies got their first look at this weapon and was wondering what types were used and if there may be any pics of them.
This topic has special relavence to me because my grandparents were there when it started, but managed to escape to Austria then to America. I had an uncle that was killed then too. But anyways, what kinds of pics do you have; post them here.
 

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I have one from my dad...I have to find it....it was used and loaned to a guy that made a pictorial history of the revolution.

It was in the hands of the rebels during the early days.
 

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That would be interesting. Most of my direct family was in the US from Hungary by then, since they came over in the 1920s or so, but I know we still had relatives over there at the time.
 

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Does anyone out there have any pics of AKs in the Hungarian revolution?
I heard that this is when the western democracies got their first look at this weapon and was wondering what types were used and if there may be any pics of them.
This topic has special relavence to me because my grandparents were there when it started, but managed to escape to Austria then to America. I had an uncle that was killed then too. But anyways, what kinds of pics do you have; post them here.
While the AK-47 was adopted in 1955, hence the designation AK-55, I suspect that it was probably too soon for many, if any, to have been manufactured in time for the revolution. I know that the SOviet troops had AK-47s, and I suspect that the ones the rebels used came from them.
 

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All AK's used during the 1956 revolution were captured pieces. The Hungarian Ak had not even gone into production, it was still a prototype. Hence the Ak 55 designation, that was the year that the rifle started trials. The same with the AMD 65, which was really actually adopted widely until 1968. There is a book that is in the Osprey Elite Series titles the Hungarian Revolution. It is full of AK pics as well as an interesting picture of a captured PT 76....
 

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that is the book on the link. Also REVOLUTION IN PICTURES of 1956. It's expensive book at nearly 90 dollars but it has a choke full of pictures of AK's used.

I wasn't meant to say that the AK's were Hungarian made but just saying that AK's were used during the revolt.
 

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Dear Friends!

The russian AKs used first time at war in Hungary, 1956.
The Hungarian AKs are under trrop tests in 1956. When the revolution started, even the magazines were collected from the testers, not just the ammo...
So I think, every used AK come from Sovietunion.
 
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