Available for sale/trade The Romanian AIM was a version of the Soviet AKM (stamped recvr), a straight copy of it was produced by the Romanians & they had this version with forward facing grip. This rifle is built from an SAR-1.
Date(s): UPDATED 11-29-2007. Album by willyp. Photos by willyp. 1 - 41 of 41 Total. 11200 Visits.
SAR=AIM63 R Right side view, note the distinctive forward facing front grip, they also made a variation of this in a folding stock model the AIMS but the forward grip faced to the rear to allow the folding stock to clear it.
AIM w/accs Right side view w/mag pouch, sling (brown leather variant, there was also a green web type) & bayonet/scabbard, note the distinctive (Romanian only) wrap around style frog w/wide web hanger.
AIM w/bayonet on A view w/bayonet on. Note, this particular rifle is a ban purchase, has no bayonet lug & a permanently affixed muzzle cap, bayonet will go & stay on but you can't do any bayonet charges w/it!, now don't we all feel much safer?
AIM w/accs Here's a view w/the 2 mag Romanian pouch, oiler, kit, spare mag, bayonet/scabbard, & sling.
SAR-AIM63 R butt
AIM action w/30rd mag Interesting thing, this rifle, SAR-1 has the mag dimples as the Soviet AKM, another Romanian AKM variant I have a WASR does not have the dimples, I've been informed that this is so w/all! (info kindly provided by members of the AK Forum).
AIM w/40rd mag
SAR-AIM63 R forend Closeup of the distinctive forward grip.
SAR-AIM63 muzzle w/bay on
SAR-AIM63 R mzzl Note the "shaved" bayonet lug & permanent muzzle cap. At this time it would be legal to reinstall the lug & the threaded muzzle, this rifle has had the US parts count boosted to enable compliance w/922r.
Romanian AIM bayonet Virtually a copy of the Soviet early Type 1 6x3 AKM. Differences are the slightly more bulbous & thick pommel, the Romanian marking is very close to the Soviet but is an arrowhead in a triangle where the Soviet is a full fletched arrow in a triangle. many of these are passed off (or attempted) as Soviet, another difference is the serial numbers, all Romanians I have seen have a 2 character letter prefix, NOT in CRYLIC. The main difference is the frog/hanger setup.
SAR-AIM63 Bay Mkg This particular bayonet appears to be new, it has matching numbers, leather frog & wide web strap, it also is well marked as shown on the frog.
Rear of bayonet
Romanian 2 mag pouch A view of the typical Romanian 2 mag pouch w/oiler & tool/cleaning kit.
Romanian 30 & 40rd mags Left is a 30rd & right is a 40rd (RPK) mag.
Left view of mags The left mag came w/the SAR & is marked as having US parts for compliance.
Tag on 30rd SAR mag
Left view of muzzle
SAR-AIM63 L forend
Marking on handguard This particular rifle has the serial number on the left side of the lower handguard, I don't know if this is standard or original.
Rear sight Standard 1000 meter AKM rear sight battle sight marked as P.
SAR-AIM63 L Actn
SAR-AIM63 L butt
SAR-AIM63 L set w-bay on
Aim right side this is an SAR-1 7.62x39, all American fire control parts, piston & mag parts, dressed as a Romanian AIM, which is a Romanian AKM (stamped receiver) with the distict Romanian forward grip handguard/stock set
Aim stock left Note, this pic shows the later style Romanian sling, it's a think weave, nylon type.
Aim left full view better view of the later sling.
SAR-2 (AK74, 5.45x39) as sold Here's a Romanian SAR-2 in 5.45x39 as sold, w/accessories. Hope to make this into a Russian early AK74 clone in the future
SAR-2 in box as delivered
SAR-2 action right note cocking handle is "bent" upwards rather than being straigt. This was thought to be "poor" workmanship earlier when first marketed, it's now known that this was actually a design feature of the Romanian AIM74S which used a side folding stock (folded to right), this gave more clearance to grip the actuating lever with the stock folded. (see seperate album on the AIM74S).
Night sights fixed on SAR-2 These are Soviet made luminecent sights that will go on any AKM for low light conditions, note good view of upturned cocking handle.
SAR-2 rear sight top view
SAR-2 muzzle note the wire behind front sight guard is part of the night sight shown previously, these night sights did not come with these rifles.
SAR-2 front sight w/night sight
SAR-2 muzzle left
SAR-2 marking left side
SAR-2 action left Rifles came w/the Soviet style optics rail installed.