AK47 Manufacturers Markings

Here we collect the markings to help you identify the AK47. We added some pictures and US manufacturers Updated: 4-2006
AK47 Manufacturers Markings

US Manufacturers

Ewbank Manufacturing
Winslow, AZ

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
These receivers are used by Ewbank Manufacturing, and many other US AK47 builders who use them in their own builds.

Arsenal USA
Las Vegas, NV

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
These are milled receivers used by Arsenal in Las Vegas

Arsenal USA
Las Vegas, NV

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
These are milled receivers used by Arsenal in Las Vegas

ITM Arms Co.
Cleveland, OH

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
1080 carbon stamped steel
Thickness: .048 thousandths (1.24mm)
Trigger and hammer holes are heat treated

ITM Arms Co.
Cleveland, OH

Stamped AK47 receiver

East Germany/DDR

“circle in diamond mark”
(Suhl factory)
East Germany DDR
seen on E.German Makarov pistols / AK47 receiver along with (K3) mark

: C :
“shining C mark”
East Germany DDR
(submission by tommy)

Three marks sent in from “Jimmy”
AK47 manufacturers marks form Germany
East German AK47 markings

(K3)
“K3 in ellipse/oblong circle mark”
(Ernst Thaelmann VEB(*), Suhl)
East Germany/DDR
seen on German MPiAK74N , AK 47 version receiver
(submission by Tantal)

(*):(VEB is no trademark! VEB means “Volkseigener Betrieb” or ” people owned factory” …so aside from “Kombinat”s,the “VEB”s where one common form of socialist production units throughout the whole GDR/DDR usually held apart with a socialist heroes name like Ernst Thaelmann)

Egypt

Maadi
Egypt

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
These stamped receivers are made in Egypt for the Maadi AK47
Stamp on the rear sight block

Maadi
Egypt

Caliber: 7.62 x 39 mm
Serial number on the front trunion

Maadi
Egypt

Stamp near the pistol grip

India

Two marks sent in from “Jimmy”
AK47 manufacturers marks form India
India

Poland

11
“number 11 mark” (Lucznik/ former Radom)
Poland

Bulgaria

((10))
“double circle ten mark”
Bulgaria
seen on synthetic magazines, rifle trunions, bayonet scabbards, Makarov pistols.

((21))
“double circle 21 number mark”
Bulgaria
seen on Bulgarian dark red synthetic 30 rnd AK74 mag believed to be overflow manufacture.
Reported on variations of black, brown/orange , (as mentioned above) red synthetic 30 rnd AK74 mags Opticelektron Inc. Bulgaria (source: KVAR)

(25)
“single circle 25 mark”
Bulgaria
seen on black synthetic 30 rnd AK74 mag believed to be overflow manufacture.

Romania

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“arrow in triangle mark”
Romania
(submission by tommy)

SAR-1
Romanian

Stamped AK47 receiver

SAR-1
Romanian

Most Romanians look like they were written freehand with an engraving pen

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“empty triangle mark”
Romania
(submission by Pete)

WASR-2
Romania

Stamped AK74 receiver

WASR-2
Romania

Stamped AK74 receiver

WASR-2
Romania

Stamped AK74 receiver

Russia

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“arrow in triangle mark” (Izhevsk factory)
Russia
(arrow pointing upwards to the top point of triangle)
seen on Russian red/orange and dark plum (commonly referred to as black) synthetic 30 rnd AK74 (5.45×39) mags.

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“arrow in shield mark” (Izhevsk factory)
Russia
(trade mark…former bow and arrow)
seen on Izhevsk products like pistol grips, etc.

Saiga
Russia

Stamped AK47 receiver

Saiga
Russia

Many markings on the new Saigas

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“arrow in circle mark”
Russia
seen on Russian Makarov pistols.

*
“star mark” (Tula arsenal)
Russia
(5 pointed, outlined star)
seen on Russian brown synthetic 30 rnd AK74 (5.45×39) mags.

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“star in triangle mark” (Tula arsenal)
Russia

{*}
“star in shield mark” (Polyany arsenal)
Russia
(5 pointed outlined star in shield)
seen on RPK drum mags and bakelite RPK 74 (5.45×39) 45 rnd synthetic mags.

Russsian marks sent in from “Jimmy”
AK47 manufacturers marks form Russian factories
Russian AK47 factory marks

North Korea

( * ) “star in circle mark”
North Korea
(submission by tommy)

China

(386)
“single circle 386 mark” ( Polytech )
RPC/China
reported on receivers / trunion of Polytech AKs.

/26\
“26 in triangle”
RPC/China
(submission by Tantal)

/36\
“36 in triangle”
RPC/China
(submission by tommy)

/66\
” 66 in triangle ” (Norico/North China Industries)
RPC/China
reported on receiver / trunion of Norico AKs.
66 – reported on chinese origin metal magazines.

Norinco 66
China

Stamped AK47 receiver

/416\ “416 in triangle”
RPC/China
(submission by Tantal)

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