Τετάρτη, 11 Ιουλίου 2007

AKMSU "FARKAS"


Before the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel, man lived in primitive conditions…and then came the Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947!!!! This never-getting old design was firstly brought to life in 1947 by the brilliant Tank engineer and designer Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov.

One of his children was the AKMSU. The name alone is fairly unknown. Let’s say that is a version of the AKM with a folding stock and the father of the AKS 74U. The name itself implies a stamped receiver (M), a folding stock (S) and short size (U). It never hit mass production. It was made in limited quantities, for a short period of time. It was used in the 60s and 70s by Border Police, Special Police Units and the Spetsnaz. It chambers the 7.62 x 39mm. It is quite compact and its great advantage is its very small weight which is only 2,8 kg.

The gun was purchased from Zephir, a member of a local team called “Gyontatok” which means “The Confessors”. It started its carrier as a humble CYMA C028s. When I saw it I knew I just had to have it. So, I present you the AKMSU “Farkas”. Farkas literally means “tailed” in Hungarian but the name was inspired by the Nadi Farkasok, a kind of wolf which used to live in the Hungarian steppe (puszta) hiding in reedy territories. This animal has already extinct but there are several references of it in the Hungarian folklore and literature.

On to the gun now…


EXTERNAL FURNITURE

The custom work consists of

  • Installation of an All China Made AKMSU wood set, which contains the wooden hand guard/pistol grip and the pistol grip
  • JG AK Beta metal front set
  • Steel folding stock sling hook
  • Real AKM sling

INTERNAL GAMES…

  • CA barrel
  • CA AK nozzle
  • CA steel bushings
  • ICS steel gear set
  • Action AK Hop up
  • Guarder Hopup rubber
  • Element Cylinder head - silent
  • Element Piston head- silent
  • Element bearing spring guide
  • Marui EG1000 motor which gives the little thing a brutal Rate of Fire
  • Rewired with 1.5mm silicone wires

The upgrade work was done by WD (like the 80% of the AEGs in Budapest and the surrounding areas…) The gun runs at 315-320 fps since it was designed as a CQB project.

IMPRESSIONS

The gun is very light due to the plastic lower receiver (but very sturdy, that is mistaken for metal) and the absence of a full stock. Using the front integrated pistol grip and with the help of the 2-point sling it can be maneuvered without the use of the stock. That fact gives it a very big advantage compared to all the other CQB weapons…

The Rate of Fire is amazingly high due to the Tokyo Marui EG1000 motor and can empty the G&P MidCap magazine in no time…

I noticed that in full auto it will empty almost all the BBs in the magazine except the last 2 or 3 which is a very positive feature.

With the stock open the natural position of the head is exactly where it is supposed to be in order to align with the sights.

The flash hider can be removed and it reveals a counter clock wise thread. That makes it convenient for me since I already own a silencer that can be used with that.

Time has gone by and there is some feedback... The gun served me well and it still does. The size and weight is so comfy for CQB and woodland games, besides the low FPS. For closed spaces it so easy to carry it around and i will find it very difficult to replace it with another... The only negative point about it is the not so great working hop-up system. It tends to overwork all the time. The extremely positive about it is the sound. Due to the thin gear box the sound of it it resembles the hardcore "bracka bracka" of the real one...None said that AKs are known for the sweetness of their melody...





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