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My manager recently found out I was into Combloc guns and handed me an issue of "Small Arms Review" from 2002. There was an article in it I though was interesting that showed the prototype phases of what we now know as the AN94. I know its not a traditional Kalashnikov but I thought some of you would find it interesting. I didnt have much time to read it but I did take pictures of all the prototypes. The descriptions are pretty interesting. The order of the pictures should be the order the prototypes were developed in. Anyways, I hope you enjoy. Sorry if the pictures are too small or blurry.






 

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Prototypes are so cool! Even if the mag sticks in the side of one gun and the FSB is backwards in another.

Just really cool ideas!
 

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The mag is angled on the AN-94, just not to that extent.
 

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Yup. Its angled to make room for the part of the recoil system.
I think #6 is especially interesting because the magazine actually moves back and fourth while firing
 

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really? that's wild.
was just reading about the uk-59 and how the handgrip is used to cock the gun/clear jams w/out taking hand off not that its the same but...
neat functions.
would love to go to museums in Russia.....
 

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Interesting concept weapon it seems the execution did not live up to expectations unfortunately...
 
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