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Russia: See inside Kalashnikov factory01:32

Russia: See inside Kalashnikov factory

Russian Federation, Izhevsk
December 19, 2014 at 22:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Legendary Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov granted access to its factory in Izhevsk on Friday to see production of its new line of AK rifles, which are being readied for sale in 2015. Rotary bolt sections could be seen being fine-tuned by a gunsmith working with a metal file so that the bolt carrier and gas piston fit into the breach to guarantee the reliability of the firing action of the gun.

The company revamped its brand on December 2, and is now called Kalashnikov Concern. According to Director of Kalashnikov Weapons Production Dmitry Tarasov, a stronger euro and dollar have helped make Kalashnikov products more appealing to consumers.

Among the weapons that could be seen being created included the AK-103, the weapon of choice of Russian special police groups and Pakistani Special Forces, and a GP-30 grenade launcher for AK rifles. The AK-103 assault rifle is a derivative of the AK-74M, chambered for 7.62×39mm M43 rounds.

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Legendary Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov granted access to its factory in Izhevsk on Friday to see production of its new line of AK rifles, which are being readied for sale in 2015. Rotary bolt sections could be seen being fine-tuned by a gunsmith working with a metal file so that the bolt carrier and gas piston fit into the breach to guarantee the reliability of the firing action of the gun.

The company revamped its brand on December 2, and is now called Kalashnikov Concern. According to Director of Kalashnikov Weapons Production Dmitry Tarasov, a stronger euro and dollar have helped make Kalashnikov products more appealing to consumers.

Among the weapons that could be seen being created included the AK-103, the weapon of choice of Russian special police groups and Pakistani Special Forces, and a GP-30 grenade launcher for AK rifles. The AK-103 assault rifle is a derivative of the AK-74M, chambered for 7.62×39mm M43 rounds.

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