The strength of the Kalashnikov light machine gun was checked by non-stop shooting. We were not afraid to bring weapons
Verification specialists of the concernKalashnikov. The tests were carried out in the city of Vyatskiye Polyany (Kirov region). The place was not chosen by chance - since 1961, the Kalashnikov light machine gun has been produced in this city, as well as its modifications.
For testing, they took a new weapon in 1974. All this time it was stored in a warehouse. For firing, cartridges of 7.62 mm caliber were used.
After 975 rounds were fired,The expert noticed large outbreaks. He called it the harbinger of the end. By the 1005th shot, an open flame appeared. A small explosion occurred on the 1232th cartridge. The machine gun jammed.
In general, the Kalashnikov light machine gun "lived" less than the AK-103. That's because his rate of fire is much higher.