So motorized rifle/panzergrenadier troops had fixed stock MpiKMs, then?One of my cousins in Germany was in the Wachbattalion Felix Dzierzhinsky. They were technically a unit of the Stasin stationed in Berlin, but realistically were an elite NVA unit. I know he was issued an mpi-kms72 in the mid-80s. They seemed to mostly go to special and elite units. Lots of paratroopers had mpikms underfolders (milled receiver) into the 80s as well, in addition to the mpikms-72.
Fwiw my cousin hated the sidefolding stock on the mpi-kms72. He qualified as expert with his Makarov and definitely preferred shooting that over an AK when he visited me last. Haha