Egyptian Maadi RML AKM 7.62×39 20” Semi Automatic Rifle AK-47

SOLD FOR: $1,180

WOA#: WY240113DL002

Make: Maadi

Model: RML Semi Automatic Rifle

Serial Number: ESH 19744

Year of Manufacture: 1993-1995

Caliber: 7.62×39

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the trunnion is marked “ESH.19744”.  The left side of the receiver is marked with a Egyptian stamp and “RML SEMI AUTOMATIC RIFLE / CALIBER 7.62X39 / MAADI COMPANY / MADE IN EGYPT”.  The left side of the dust cover is marked “127”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “PARS INTL LOU KY”.

Barrel Length: 20”.  22” slant muzzle brake. The muzzle is welded.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable post iron sight between two protective ears. The rear sight is a leaf “U” tangent notch marked from “1 – 10” and “P”.The receiver is mounted with a B-Square Scope Rail adapter, screwed to the receiver.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are original Egyptian wood and a period correct for post 1989 Ban. The buttstock is a wood thumbhole stock with sling ring and metal buttplate with storage compartment for cleaning kit (Included). The handguard is two piece wood with appropriate hand swells.  The left side of the nosecap has a sling ring.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks. There are a few compressions.  The most notable wear is on the left side of the comb where there are a few cuffs and nicks that have slightly marred the finish.  There may have been a minor repair on the right side of the buttstock where two holes have been filled.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 30rd Chinese Flat Back magazine in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 97% of its finish.  The balance of the finish shows some light scratches on the receiver and dust cover. There is minor operation wear.  The B-Square rail has finish loss along the edges of the bracket.  The screw heads are sharp and serviceable and the pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp.  There is some minor operation wear.   Overall this rifle rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories:  This rifle comes with a total of one magazine and its attached green canvas sling.

Our Assessment:  The Egyptian Maadi RML is a distinctive variant of the AKM rifle, renowned for its 20-inch barrel, which sets it apart from the standard models. Produced in Egypt under license from the Soviet Union, the Maadi rifles are a testament to the enduring design and functionality of the AKM platform. The RML version, in particular, reflects a commitment to maintaining the rugged reliability and simplicity of the original AKM, while offering a slightly longer barrel that potentially enhances accuracy and ballistic performance over distance. This model was manufactured by the Maadi Company for Engineering Industries in Cairo, an enterprise that played a crucial role in Egypt’s efforts to establish a robust domestic arms production capability.

Collectors and enthusiasts of military firearms value the Egyptian Maadi RML for its authenticity and historical significance, as it represents a direct link to the Cold War era when Soviet influence extended into the Middle East and Africa through arms agreements and military cooperation. The Maadi RML’s adherence to the original Soviet specifications ensures that it retains the characteristic features and performance of the AKM, making it a sought-after piece for those interested in the history and technical evolution of one of the world’s most iconic firearms. Despite its similarities to other AKM variants, the RML’s unique provenance and specific features like its 20-inch barrel make it a distinct and fascinating example of the global reach and adaptability of the AK platform.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Egyptian Maadi RML AKM 7.62x39 20” Semi Automatic Rifle AK-47
Egyptian Maadi RML AKM 7.62×39 20” Semi Automatic Rifle AK-47