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I have been told in the past that the barrel of my Mitchell RPK-47 is not chrome-lined. None of my reference materials address this one way or the other. My not-so-keen eyes cannot tell whether the barrel is plain or chrome.

What is the real story?

Thanks in advance.
 

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Thank you.
 

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No worries.

The only rifles that they Yugoslavians have chromed the barrels are the new 5.56mm rifles, the M85 and M95.

There are a couple different theories as to why they never chromed their SKS's or AK's.

Some say that it's because they lacked the chromium deposits and didn't want to import it, some say that they wanted to get the best accuracy they could out of the rifles, I honestly don't know.
 
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