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The AKM 74/1 is an assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha.

An upgrade of the classic Soviet assault rifle, now equipped with a folding stock. It uses 7.62x39 mm ammunition. It is a simple and reliable weapon, but the cheapness of its production affected its ergonomy and accuracy. Rarely seen in the Zone because of the surplus of its newer models.
- Inventory description


  • The AKMS (Автома́т Кала́шникова модернизи́рованный складной, Avtomát Kaláshnikova modernizírovanny skladnoy, Modernized Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle Folding) is the folding-stock variant of the AKM, the standard weapon of the Soviet Army introduced in 1959.
  • Compared to it's predecessor AK-47 the AKM weighs about 1 kg less, is more reliable, has an increased accuracy during automatic fire and was cheaper to manufacture.
  • The AKM was replaced by the AK-74 in the late 1970's.
  • The Sniper AKMS is a variant of this rifle (Developer's Cut only).


Lost Alpha

Developer's Cut

List of upgrades
ID Icon Upgrade Description
Cost Effect Requirements
1A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 1.png Receiver counterforce rotator A counterforce rotator installed in the receiver reduces weapon recoil.
780 (v1.4002) / 980 (v1.4005+) RU

Recoil -10% (v1.4002) / -15% (v1.4005) / -10% (v1.4007)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

1C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 2.png Automatic two-position gas regulator This special mechanism reduces the weapon's sway, increasing accuracy.
1240 (v1.4002) / 1440 (v1.4005+) RU

Reliability +15%

1E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 3.png Balanced unaccented system Certain parts are replaced, increasing accuracy and, unfortunately, the failure rate.
1340 (v1.4002) / 2140 (v1.4005+) RU

Accuracy +30%

1F Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 4.png Rollback moderator Special slide parts compensate the movement of the slide, reducing recoil.
1670 (v1.4002) / 2070 (v1.4005+) RU

Recoil -30% (v1.4002) / -25% (v1.4005+)

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 5.png Amortization of return mechanism Installing seals on the moving parts of machinery will help to maximally stabilize the barrel when firing.
780 (v1.4002) / 980 (v1.4005+) RU

Handling +10% (v1.4002) / +15% (v1.4005+)

2C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 6.png Balancing parts Polymer parts which rigidly fix spring trajectory, reducing the sway.
1260 (v1.4002) / 1460 (v1.4005+) RU

Accuracy +20%

2D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 7.png Titanium spring return mechanism Titanium springs are much more efficient than steel ones.
1300 (v1.4002) / 1400 (v1.4005+) RU

Rate of fire +15% (v1.4002) / +10% (v1.4005+)

2E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 8.png Lock sealing couplings Sealing couplings help increase the pressure in the barrel and the muzzle velocity.
1700 (v1.4002) / 2100 (v1.4005+) RU

Bullet velocity +30% (v1.4002) / +20% (v1.4005+)

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 9.png Integral slide This modification is not cheap, but it is certainly a future standard for next generation weapons.
800 (v1.4002) / 900 (v1.4005+) RU

Reliability +10% (v1.4002) / +25% (v1.4005+)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

3C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 10.png Gas energy redirection Reducing the diameter of the gas chamber with synthetic sealants significantly increases the muzzle velocity.
1300 (v1.4002) / 1400 (v1.4005+) RU

Bullet velocity +20% (v1.4002) / +15% (v1.4005+)

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 11.png Additional gas piston A second gas piston affects the slide mechanism, compensating for the recoil, which has a positive effect on accuracy.
1260 (v1.4002) / 1460 (v1.4005+) RU

Recoil -20% (v1.4002) / -15% (v1.4005+)

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 12.png Powder gas redirection In this system of gas retained barrier-mechanism to expedite the movement of the latter.
1640 (v1.4002) / 2140 (v1.4005+) RU

Rate of fire +25% (v1.4002) / +15% (v1.4005+)

4A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 13.png Impact-resistant polymer frame Replacing the base frame with a polymer one can reduce the mass of the weapon without compromising its reliability.
800 (v1.4002) / 900 (v1.4005+) RU

Weight -1.3 kg (v1.4002) / -0.6 kg (v1.4005+)

Tools for rough work (v1.4005+)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 14.png Ergonomically shaped receiver A more convenient shape of the grip makes handling the weapon more comfortable, especially when firing on the move.
1290 RU

Handling +15%

4E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 15.png Hollow grip with stabilizer A stabilizer is installed inside the hollow grip, reducing recoil.
1690 (v1.4002) / 1890 (v1.4005+) RU

Handling +25%


  • Has an alternate version with a different texture.
  • Can be found used by Duty troops, especially in the bar area. Also found in use by Monolithians at the Dark Valley base.
  • As of 1.4007 DC no longer appears in Strelok's stash.
  • It causes slightly more damage than its commonly found brother, Akm 74/2 (ver. 1.3003)
  • The v1.4007 PRM Weapons Pack offers an additional upgrade 5A to mount a scope.


  • The cartridge was changed from 5.45x39mm to the historically correct 7.62x39mm in the Developer's Cut (1.4000).
  • The inventory description before v1.4005 is that of the Akm 74/2 and therefor to be ignored.