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Izhmash Rifles - AK-103 with GP-34 Grenade Launcher and AK-104.jpg
AK-104 Bottom, AK-103 Top
Type carbine
Place of origin Russian Federation
Service history
In service since 2001[1]
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1994
Manufacturer Izhmash
Produced 1994
Variants AK-102, AK-105
Weight 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) with empty magazine
Length 824 mm (32.4 in) with stock extended / 586 mm (23.1 in) with stock folded
Barrel length 314 mm (12.4 in)

Cartridge 7.62×39mm
Caliber 7.62mm
Action Gas-actuated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 670 m/s (2,200 ft/s)
Effective firing range 500 m (550 yd)
Feed system 30 round magazine
Sights Iron sights, there is a dove-tail side rail for optical and night sights

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.

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. Whereas the AK-10x rifles have longer barrels, full-length gas pistons, and solid, side-folding polymer stocks, the AKS-74U is shorter, and features a skeleton stock.[2]

Protective coatings ensure excellent corrosion resistance of metal parts. Forearm, magazine, butt stock and pistol grip are made of high strength plastic.[3]

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



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