Would it be "period correct" to put one on my 1966 dated AKM? If so what would be the correct rail to do so?
Ah, that makes a lot of sense. Thank You Shifty.Thats because AKM are still in line, Tantals+NSP3 never
It's a matter of timeline. The Poles never actually made the NSPU/NSPUM's in country, like they did with the NSP-2 and NSP-3A. The few NSPU's you might see mounted on Polish rifles were imported in small quantities from Russia, and usually have Russian markings. These were imported well before they had a need for new sets of night vision scopes suitable for the new 5,45mm Tantal rifles. I don't guess they ever got a license to produce NSPU's in country, or did not see the need to do so. I guess by that time, circa 1989, all military electro-optical imports from Russia had stopped anyways, so the only option was to adapt the NSP-3A for 5,45mm caliber, since it was in production in Poland already.Also, a sort of related question? Why do I see Tantals a lot with the fairly old NSP-3, while sometimes I see Polish AKM's with the later NSPU's? Mysterious mysteries.