Originally Posted by PanBaccha
I've got an AKM Romanian 1967 WASR 10/63. It is commonly referred to as an AK 47 because it's easier for others to conceive mentally, and an AKM is an added modification to the original AK 47, which makes the rifle easier to handle. It is as if the same product went through a slight process commonly recognized as 'New & Improved.' It's still an AK 47 that shoots the same 7.62x39. To make the distinction between the two is 'shop talk;' to make the distinction otherwise in a pedantic manner is 'splitting hairs.'
I cannot agree with you.Even if quite similar to each other, every AK family rifle has something different from the other.
A Zastava M70 is not a AKM Romanian 1967 WASR 10/63
An IMI GALIL is not an African R4/R6
This rifles are not built in the same way.They don't perform in the same way.
The conclusion can be only one:They aren't the same thing!
I you want to buy something, I would be better for you if you know what you're paying for....Is it so?
The proper way to identify a weapon is:
-Complete model of the weapon(e.g. Zastava M70 AB2)
-Place of Origin(e.g. Serbia...this is particolary important if you're a collector)
-Visible charateristics(e.g. the M70 has 3 cooling holes on the handguards and the the sights on the gas tube(for grenades and other projectiles)
there are a ''couple'' more things to check...but I'm not going to write them down...
Call me ''pedantic'', but I used these rifles on the field...and I have to make sure that everything works as espected and to get the maximum reachable results.