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The minimum set of AK-74M parts required for firing is set.

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The advantages of the Kalashnikov assault rifle are said by many Russian and foreign experts. Exceptional reliability of the design, low maintenance, low cost and ease of use - all this allows us to characterize the AK as ideal weapon.




The device of the parts and mechanisms of the Kalashnikov assault rifle directly affects the combat and operational qualities of the weapon. Some parts improve the ergonomic properties of the weapon (handle, stock, forend), while others serve to increase its functionality (magazine, trigger mechanism, return mechanism with a bolt frame and gas piston).

However, can AK function and hit the target without some of its details?

To answer this question, the specialist of the Kalashnikov Concern, Georgy Gubich, will take AK-74M for his experiment and will alternately remove parts from it and check the operation of the structure. He will also find out what the minimum number of parts is necessary for this Kalashnikov assault rifle model to continue to shoot.

How will the AK-74M behave in the finale of the “minimization” experiment, when the barrel, receiver, bolt and hammer will remain?

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  1. Amateur
    Amateur 22 October 2019 14: 30
    0

    This photo seems to have already been on. But just in case, I repeat.
    PySy: Kalash shoots!
  2. Observer2014
    Observer2014 22 October 2019 14: 40
    +5
    If you saw off the barrel of any small arms. To rivet it on one side, cut a hole there beforehand. And tie a couple of three matches. Then pull the bullet out of the cartridge. Fill the gunpowder into the barrel and then insert the bullet there. Everything is like in a "scarecrow" feel bully In short, I can use for shooting only one part of any practically small arms for a shot. Where the barrel allows laughing WEAKLY? And without a hammer, notice.
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 22 October 2019 15: 57
      +2
      Thank you for reminding me of my childhood. We made self-propelled, according to this principle. And a simplified version is the scarecrow. A copper tube was taken about two mm 10-12 cm, one end was flattened and bent in the shape of the letter G. The nail is thick, also reduced in the shape of the letter G. The heads of 2-3 matches (sulfur from them) into the pipe, the long end of the nail into the pipe, tight gum from the camera or several pharmaceutical gums on the bent ends. Now I can’t imagine how: they got tubes of the right diameter, where did they get the schemes for home-made guns or scarecrows? We then had no idea about Google, but now ... I scored in a search engine and you will find everything
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 22 October 2019 17: 09
      -2
      Weak, hmm? He didn’t spoil the machine, and after firing he began to collect it back, which, in your case, alas, will not work. And it will be your turn, and silence in return. laughing
      1. Observer2014
        Observer2014 22 October 2019 19: 08
        -2
        Quote: Ros 56
        Weak, hmm? He didn’t spoil the machine, and after firing he began to collect it back, which, in your case, alas, will not work. And it will be your turn, and silence in return. laughing
        And he will not come with a vise, a workbench and a hammer? laughingThe contract was not to spoil and not to spoil. So we do not need la, la.
        1. Ros 56
          Ros 56 23 October 2019 07: 58
          -2
          Did someone agree with you? fellow request lol
          1. Observer2014
            Observer2014 23 October 2019 08: 33
            -2
            Quote: Ros 56
            Did someone agree with you? fellow request lol

            Here is attached. Persuaded. I can use only one half of one part from any small arms for shooting laughing wassat
            1. Ros 56
              Ros 56 23 October 2019 08: 37
              -1
              Well, in the 60s, the boys and I shot a lot of things, but most of all I liked the ignition, and you feel loud and great. Good luck. hi
  3. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 22 October 2019 14: 58
    +3
    I never asked myself a question without what details the "Kalash" cannot shoot, for some reason I naively believed that it was impossible to shoot only without cartridges)))
    1. raw174
      raw174 22 October 2019 18: 07
      -2
      Quote: Vitaliy Tsymbal
      I never asked myself a question without what details the "Kalash" cannot shoot, for some reason I naively believed that it was impossible to shoot only without cartridges)))

      I did too, but the fireman didn’t say exactly the same thing, in practice I didn’t show it, but on the fingers I explained exactly the same ...
  4. Mwg
    Mwg 22 October 2019 15: 10
    -1
    The Russian Lefty and the stick will shoot
  5. Deck
    Deck 22 October 2019 15: 16
    +3
    People have a lot of free time.
  6. SERGEY SERGEEVICS
    SERGEY SERGEEVICS 22 October 2019 17: 18
    -5
    Well done, a good instructive video turned out.
  7. AB
    AB 22 October 2019 17: 23
    -1
    Nah. Not completely understood. The barrel with the chamber and the cartridge itself should remain. From improvised materials, a bench vise (fix the barrel), a blunt nail and a hammer.
    1. Avior
      Avior 22 October 2019 20: 44
      0
      With a cartridge, everyone will be able to! smile
      1. psiho117
        psiho117 23 October 2019 00: 13
        -1
        Sure sure! When he took the hammer, I really thought that the next step would be - ignition from a bare barrel, I thought how to take a box of matches ...
  8. Doctor
    Doctor 22 October 2019 18: 51
    -1
    Shikardos! It’s clear that there’s nothing supernatural, but a fresh idea, a life hack, as they say now. Well done, you need to advertise weapons.
  9. Doctor
    Doctor 22 October 2019 19: 03
    -1
    Live and learn. I always believed that a gas tube is necessary for a complete retreat back of the bolt frame. It turns out enough of the gas chamber.
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  11. tolancop
    tolancop 23 October 2019 17: 09
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    Quote: vladcub
    Thank you for reminding me of my childhood. We made self-propelled, according to this principle. And a simplified version is the scarecrow. A copper tube was taken about two mm 10-12 cm, one end was flattened and bent in the shape of the letter G. The nail is thick, also reduced in the shape of the letter G. The heads of 2-3 matches (sulfur from them) into the pipe, the long end of the nail into the pipe, tight gum from the camera or several pharmaceutical gums on the bent ends. Now I can’t imagine how: they got tubes of the right diameter ....

    1. The tubes were used with the brake system of the car.
    2. For the normal operation of the gunner, it was required to fill the tube from the flattened end with a small amount of lead (tin) to fill the gap after flattening. Otherwise, the anvil for the drummer (nail) was absent and there were 2-3 matches for which it was necessary to use matches much more.
  12. About 2
    About 2 18 January 2020 06: 21
    0
    Low cost? According to the former general director of the concern Kalashnikov A Krivoruchko, and now an adviser to the Minister of Defense, as well as a co-owner of this concern, the cost of one machine is thousands of American rubles, while the M 4 carbine cost not so long ago for the US Army 600.