East german folding stock

Gonna throw you a curve:
I have what, at first glance, appears to be a cavalry model but the overall length is only a fraction over 30″ The barrel is ″ and is smoothbore. The serial # is 941-XIX. The length of the stock, from butt to sling swivel, is ″ and the swing-out bayonet length is ″ The 2-piece screw-together cleaning rod is still in the stock
I’ve heard the term “Moschetto Bailla (“Ba- E-La), that was used to train Italian children, but am unsure if that’s what I have. My father in law brought this back from Italy after the war and nobody even knew he had it until his passing 10 years ago. That’s when I got it.
If you want/need the other markings, just ask. It’s in very good condition as nobody messed with it for over 60 years. Sadly, what was left of the leather sling crumbled away and the brass buttons that held it together are gone.
Please let me know…

Both licensed and unlicensed production of the Kalashnikov weapons abroad were almost exclusively of the AKM variant, partially due to the much easier production of the stamped receiver. This model is the most commonly encountered, having been produced in much greater quantities. All rifles based on the Kalashnikov design are frequently referred to as AK-47s in the West, although this is only correct when applied to rifles based on the original three receiver types. [37] In most former Eastern Bloc countries, the weapon is known simply as the "Kalashnikov" or "AK". The differences between the milled and stamped receivers includes the use of rivets rather than welds on the stamped receiver, as well as the placement of a small dimple above the magazine well for stabilization of the magazine.

East german folding stock

east german folding stock


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