The AK-47 was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov and his often uncredited team during the mid-1940s for a round of military trials that were instated to field an assault rifle chambered for the new M1943 cartridge, better known as the 7.62x39mm. Its designation, the AK-47, stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947, or “the Automatic by Kalashnikov.” Obviously, after several trials, submissions and redesigns, the AK-47 won outright and was officially adopted by the Soviet armed forces in 1949. Of course, that opened the floodgates for a seemingly infinite number of variants from both inside and out of the Soviet Union. Everyone from Albania to Yugoslavia began producing and fielding variants of the AK-47, including the Type 56 from the People's Republic of China.
The Type 56, as noted, is a Chinese copy of the AK-47. It also happens to account for nearly 20 percent of all AK-47s in the world, as an estimated 10 to 15 million Type 56 rifles have been produced. With so many Chinese AK-47s populating the world, one would expect the market for accessories is pretty big. That is one of the reasons we carry the Chinese AK-47 sling.
These original Chinese AK-47 slings would have originally been issued to members of the People's Liberation Army ground forces in the 1970s. Instead, we would like to issue them to you. Grab yours today for just $6.95.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes necessary immediately. Though a sling holds no bearing on the functionality of a firearm, it aids in building a firearm that is not only complete, but correct – a consideration that, for some, is almost equally as important as spare parts.
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com is seeking to provide our customers with a wide selection of replacement parts and accessories for the iconic AK-47. Several parts and accessories are now readily available on our website at an affordable price, including a range of different AK-47 slings. If you have any need for spare parts and accessories, now would be a good time to take advantage of this offering.
All Chinese AK-47 slings offered by Keepshooting.com are original slings and remain in their original waterproof wax paper covering. As such, they are all in brand new condition, which means they are free of any wear and tear. The condition of these slings makes them suitable for both display and actual use. Additionally, because these are original slings, each is also a historical curiosity. As noted, each sling remains in its original packaging. In fact, they were shipped to us in a crate that included packing information that indicated these slings were from 1972, suggesting that they were originally intended for use during the Vietnam War.
The Chinese AK-47, which is presented in an olive drab coloring, is constructed from a durable canvas material. As it is an original, all features are present and accounted for, including the necessary leather straps used for mounting the sling.
Whether you have a Polytech AK-47 or a Norinco AK-47, the Chinese AK-47 sling is a must-have accessory. It is now available from Keepshooting.com for only $6.95.
|Application||AK-47 Type Rifle|
|Manufacture Status||Original Item|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|