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FM-AK74-21 SIDE FOLDER Vepr AK74 Russian Rifle
A series of semi-automatic rifles and shotguns based on the heavy RPK receiver are manufactured in Russia. These are known as the Russian Vepr Rifles ( "Wild Boar"). They are offered in several chamberings and Vepr shotguns comes 12 gauge, 20 gauge, and .410 bore. The hallmark of Vepr rifles is their heavy RPK receiver and barrel. The barrel, gas block, and bore are chrome lined throughout. They are intended for the civilian market, and are marketed as high quality hunting rifles. Vepr rifles do not include a bayonet lug, integrated cleaning rods or tool kits, can not accept standard AK magazines, and have wooden thumb-hole stocks. Some buy these rifles to "convert" into a traditional style AK rifle, installing new pistol-grip stocks and adding tactical accessories. Early generations of the Vepr rifle were manufactured with slant-back receivers, making them incompatible with most AK furniture sets without a converter. The receivers were changed to straight-back in the second generation. Subsequent versions of the rifle reverted to slant-back. Due to this rapid change between designs, it is not uncommon to find some second generation Vepr rifles with rough, incomplete stocks that have not been sanded or painted.
Molot Vepr AK74 5.45x39.5 Caliber Rifle with 16.5" Barrel & Folding Stock and 30 Round Magazine
Built on the same standard as the military RPK, Vepr is 50% more reinforced than a standard, stamped AK rifle. Each rifle has been manufactured using state of the art technology, effectively creating a heavier duty piece that will last through not just a lifetime but for many generations to come. The RPK-style barrels are hammer forged and chrome lined using techniques that make them four to five times stronger than a standard AK barrel, giving the Vepr rifles substantially extended service life over AK type rifles. This model of the Vepr AK-74 5.45x39 caliber rifle (FM-AK74-21) is equipped with original Molot factory’s popular left-side folding tubular stock, which comes with a cheek rest and a rubber recoil pad. Its ingenious design provides a reliable and rigid locking mechanism system, which has been deployed on all RPK-based rifles and shotguns by Molot. Vepr AK rifle in 5.45x39mm caliber, 16.5-in barrel, stamped receiver, chrome lined hammer forged barrel, removable muzzle nut with 14x1mm left-hand threads, left-side folding tubular stock with cheek rest and rubber recoil pad, 1000 meter sight leaf with adjustable windage, black polymer furniture, cleaning kit and cleaning rod, shipped with one 30-rd magazine, 922(r) compliant with US or foreign made magazines.
Molot Vepr AK74 5.45x39.5 Caliber Rifle with 16.5" Barrel Features
- True factory Molot AK-74 style rifle in the US market
- Heavy RPK-style hammer forged chrome lined barrel
- RPK-style 1.5mm stamped receiver
- RPK-style trunnion block
- RPK-style ribbed polymer handguards with stainless steel heat shield
- Left-side folding tubular stock with cheek rest and rubber recoil pad
- Windage adjustable 1000m rear sight leaf
- Scope mount side rail
- Accepts all mil-spec double-stack AK-74 5.45x39mm magazines
- 14x1mm left-hand muzzle thread
- 922r compliant with foreign made magazines
Covered under a 1 year Factory warranty.
Molot Vepr AK74 5.45x39.5 Caliber Rifle with 16.5" Barrel Specifications
Operating System: Semi-Auto, long stroke gas system
Breech Type: 2 lug rotating bolt
Magazine Type: Detachable double stack magazine
Weight with 5-rd magazine: 10.1 lbs
Overall Length: 36.80"
Height (w/o mag.): 7.8"
Barrel Length: 16.5"
Rifling: 4 groove RH twist, 7.7 in.
Twist rate: 1 in 195 mm (7.68 in.)
Weight w/o Magazine: 7.8 lbs (3.54 kg)
Muzzle Velocity: 900 m/s
Effective Range: 500 m
Maximum Range: 1350 m
Rate of Fire: 40 rds/min (practical)
Sight Leaf: 1000 m
Molot Vepr AK74 5.45x39.5 Caliber Rifle Interchangeable Parts
Handgaurds – stamped receiver RPK
PLEASE NOTE: If you live in a magazine restricted state and the magazine that comes with the firearm would be illegal, we will remove the magazine from the order and ship the firearm to the dealer without the magazine. We cannot ship magazines to out of state addresses and we cannot alter or customize magazines at this time. There will be no discounts for removal of magazines or other custom magazine options offered.
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