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Finnish Defense Force Adopts RK 62M Rifle

After announcing the project in 2015, the Finnish Defense Force will begin fielding of the upgraded RK 62M rifle in 7.62x39mm in three variants.

M1 variant:

-Magpul stock
-New safety lever
-Optical sight mount
-Adapter for mounting accessories
-New sling

M2 variant:

-Magpul stock
-New safety lever
-Optical sight mount
-New handguard for accessories
-New flash hider that can be used to mount a suppressor or breaching device/rebar cutter
-New sling

M3 variant:

-Same as the M2 but comes with a OD green finish and is equipped with the suppressor and breaching device/rebar cutter

In addition to some Aimpoint optics and Magpul accessories, the flash hider, suppressor and the breaching device/rebar cutter on the M2 and M3 variants are manufactured by Ase Utra.

8 Responses to “Finnish Defense Force Adopts RK 62M Rifle”

  1. Ray says:

    I wish they had gone with Zhukov stock

  2. AbnMedOps says:

    It would be interesting to see the Basis of Issue / TOE distribution of these different variants. Both what is currently planned, and what emerges as “truth on the ground” after some years of field experience.

  3. Kerbalaunaut says:

    Who makes the railed hand guard?

  4. Caleb G says:

    That M3 is incredibly aesthetic. Too bad it will never reach the US.

  5. Zach says:

    Why would they not do all of them green on new ones being made? Why does any country make rifles black at all? Ruins your camo.

    • Sommerbiwak says:

      For one black is the most stable colour dye for plastic pieces. It resists ultraviolet loight the best. Steel has for a long time blackened to protect it from rust. And from there it became fashion and “what guns are supposed to look like”.

  6. Trumped says:

    Are they using their own AR stock adapter? Or an aftermarket one?

  7. Zarc Skywalker says:

    Why are they adopting three variants?

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