My Guns AKM 7.62×39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 Legendary PLO Kit Izhmash

SOLD FOR: $4029

Our Assessment:  Behold before your very eyes a Legendary PLO Kit Imported before 2002.  PLO models were captured by the Israeli Armed Forces in the 60’s and 70’s and were stored for years before being demilled and sold overseas.  Later imported kits had cut barrels or no barrel at all which means this kit is much earlier in the long list of PLO imports.  This particular museum type AK47 is original with matching parts and original barrel.  The circle Y stamp is a rare breed indeed which should catch any collector’s trained eye.   The receiver was produced by My Guns of Talent Oregon and was made with a matching serial number.  All the parts are matching to the original kit with correct serials as ascertained in the markings section and in the photos.  This rare Russian Izhmash AK was sent to the firing line makers of the MLS99 receiver for test firing and head spacing which means not only is this rare AK a collector’s golden child, it is ready to be taken to the range if one chooses to do so and experience for themselves one of the funnest shooting experiences on the market.  PLO’s are becoming all the more collectable since they will never be imported again so don’t miss your chance on owning one for yourself!

WOA#: WY230112OL002

Make: My Guns

Model: AKM (Using Russian Surplus Kit), PLO Kit

Serial Number: 1977 97 9597

Year of Manufacture: 1977

Caliber: 7.62x39mm

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked with the Izhmash logo and, “1977 979597” with several proof marks. .  The right side of the receiver is marked with Russian Script near the safety lever.  The dust cover is marked, “597” on the left side.  The bottom of the receiver is marked “979597 MY GUNS TALENT OR 762X39 AKM”.  The barrel is marked with several proof marks including a Circle Y Stamp, Diamond T Stamp, and a Triangle 2 Stamp.  There are some proof marks on the right side of the trunnion and on the front sight post.  The left side of the Bolt Carrier is marked, “979597”.  The bolt head is marked, “979597”.  There are several other Russian proofs around the carrier.  The top of the trunnion is marked with a Russian Proof.  The left side of the handguard is marked with a Diamond Proof mark.

Barrel Length: 16.25” threaded. Approximately 17.25” with Slanted muzzle brake.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post with protective wings.  The rear sight is a U Notch leaf sight marked “1-10” and “n”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This is a wood 3 piece furniture set with appropriate hand swells on the handguard, 2 vent ports on each side, an Impregnated Bakelite Checkered Pistol Grip, and trap door on the buttplate for cleaning kit storage.  The LOP measures 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the fixed stock. The stock rates in about Good overall condition.  There are no cracks in the wood, however there is a significant amount of scratches and scuffs throughout.  However this is not surprising or uncommon for PLO Kits.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One Steel 30rd magazine in Fine Condition.

Type of Finish: Painted Black, Wood

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is mostly sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  May need cleaning to meet your maintenance requirements.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. There dust cover has a full coverage of scratches in the painted finish.  The Receiver has some finish loss around the top trim and a more prominent scratch on the left side below the trunnion.  The barrel has a full coverage of scratches like the dust cover.  The Safety Lever Line is well defined.  This rifle is in about Very Good overall Condition for a PLO kit.

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: Total of one magazine.

My Guns AKM 7.62x39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 Legendary PLO Kit Izhmash
My Guns AKM 7.62×39 16.25” Semi-Auto Rifle AK47 Legendary PLO Kit Izhmash