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74 vs 47 - Recoil spring difference?

Discussion in 'The Kalashnikov Klub' started by fateagk, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. fateagk


    Mar 5, 2010
    Is there a difference between recoil springs in 74s and 47s?

    Does the 7.62 round require a stronger recoil spring and thus would cause cycling problems in a 74 built for the 5.45 round?
  2. fateagk


    Mar 5, 2010

  3. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

    Jul 14, 2005
    With Amber Lamps
    No difference. The recoil springs are the same. Some, but not all, 5.56 AK's have slightly stronger springs. The milled receiver AK-47 and the stamped receiver RPK's, both 7.62 and 5.45, have a tube type recoil spring guide. The stamped receiver AKM and AK-74's have a loop type recoil spring guide.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010