Now available | The Vickers Guide Kalashnikov Volume 2

This Second Volume of Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov covers the developmental history of the AK-74 – the Soviet Union’s answer to the U.S. M16 service rifle.

Traditional Soviet and Warsaw Pact AK-74 variants chambered for the 5.45 × 39 mm cartridge are highlighted, as well as subsequent variants, adaptations, and modifications from around the world.


The book also charts the course of the 5.56 mm cartridge in the AK-74 platform, examining the efforts of nations such as Bulgaria, Burma, the Czech Republic, East Germany, Finland, Israel, Poland, and South Africa to convert the quintessentially Soviet AK platform to a NATO-standard caliber.

In all, over seventy firearms are shown in incredible detail to give enthusiasts of all levels a new appreciation for this extraordinary family of rifles.


Vickers Guide: Kalashnikov (Volume 2) is a premium quality, collector’s grade, coffee table reference book. All books contain the following features:

  • 352 pages

  • 13″ wide by 11″ tall (approx.)

  • Commercial quality, section sewn style binding which allows the book to lay open flat

  • Full color prints on premium quality photo paper stock

  • Foil stamped, plum-colored linen hardcover

  • Full color protective dust jacket

  • Ribbon page marker

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