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AK 104

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Type  Carbine
In service  2001–Present
Designer  Mikhail Kalashnikov
Place of origin  Russian Federation
Used by  See Users
Designed  1994
AK-104

The AK-104 is a shortened carbine version of the AK-103 rifle. The AK-102, AK-105, and AK-104 are very similar in design, the only difference being the caliber and corresponding magazine type. The AK-104 is chambered to fire 7.62×39mm ammunition.

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Design

Compared to the AK-74M, AK-101, and AK-103, which are full-size rifles of similar design, the AK-102, 104, and 105 feature shortened barrels that make them a middle ground between a full rifle and the more compact AKS-74U. However, the AK-104 also features a solid, side-folding polymer stock, unlike the shorter, skeleton-stocked AKS-74U. The AK-104 uses an adjustable notched rear tangent iron sight calibrated in 100 m (109 yd) increments from 100 to 500 m (109 to 547 yd). The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field. Horizontal adjustment is done by the armory before issue. The AK-104 has a muzzle booster derived form the AKS-74U.

Protective coatings ensure excellent corrosion resistance of metal parts. Forearm, magazine, butt stock and pistol grip are made of high strength plastic.

The 100-series AKs are produced by the Izhmash factories in Izhevsk, Russia.

Users

  •  Russia
  •  Venezuela: Produced under license by CAVIM alongside the AK-103.
  •  Syria: A batch of AK-104's have been delivered to Syria's Interior Ministry "Anti-Terrorism" Police in the Eastern Ghouta front in Rif Dimashq.
  • References

    AK-104 Wikipedia


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