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    Evening all you AK Guru's

    Does anyone know or have any details about the existence of an AK 48 which was apparently an experimental platform between pressed and milled recievers?

    Looking forward to answers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Smelly View Post
    Evening all you AK Guru'sDoes anyone know or have any details about the existence of an AK 48 which was apparently an experimental platform between pressed and milled recievers?Looking forward to answers
    My Vickers guide does not have a reference to it. Ak47 type 2 and 3 had milled recievers. The type 1 and AKM are technically waht you describe though, as they have milled trunions riveted into a stamped receiver.You sure it's not a type 58? That's a North Korean variant as I recall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Smelly View Post
    Evening all you AK Guru's

    Does anyone know or have any details about the existence of an AK 48 which was apparently an experimental platform between pressed and milled recievers?

    Looking forward to answers
    Yes. I know one in existence and it's here in Jhb. Apparently VERY valuable. The only mention of it, is in Kalashnikov's book IIRC.
    This specific one was a battlefield pickup in Angola IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendank View Post
    Yes. I know one in existence and it's here in Jhb. Apparently VERY valuable. The only mention of it, is in Kalashnikov's book IIRC.
    This specific one was a battlefield pickup in Angola IIRC.
    There must be one heck of story behind that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendank View Post
    Yes. I know one in existence and it's here in Jhb. Apparently VERY valuable. The only mention of it, is in Kalashnikov's book IIRC.
    This specific one was a battlefield pickup in Angola IIRC.
    I had it in my hands just the other day :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikecollinge View Post
    I had it in my hands just the other day :)
    Hmmm... we must know the person in question. Drop me a PM Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceOfficer View Post
    There must be one heck of story behind that one!
    Oh yeah, you know it!

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    That's intriguing. Now you guys who know have to get the story to us.

    Please.

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    I could not find any reference to AK48 in the book AK47: THE GRIM REAPER by Frank Iannamico which is probably the definitve work on the AK47.

    There is a reference to AK46 which was the pre-production model to the production of the AK47.
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    I googled "AK 48"

    I got pictures of Turbo Cabbage...

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