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The Sniper AKMS is an unique assault rifle that appears in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Lost Alpha Developer's Cut (v1.4000+).

Modification AKMS for sniping. Much more precisely than ordinary counterpart, but it shoots only single shots. The optics embedded into the body of the weapon.
- Inventory description


  • Unique variant of the AKM 74/1 assault rifle, with a non-replacable scope and some upgrades installed.
  • Main difference is, beside the scope, weight and price, the limitation to single shots, the significantly reduced dispersion and the pre-installed upgrades 2A and 2C (v1.4005+).
  • Only available in the Developer's Cut (v1.4000+).


Lost Alpha

  • Weapon is not available in 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 (v1.4002 only) This modification is not cheap, but it is certainly a future standard for next generation weapons.
800 RU

Reliability +10%

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

Bullet velocity +20%


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

Recoil -20%


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

Rate of fire +25%

3C / 3D

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%


  • v1.4005: One piece can be found in the inventory of the military sniper early in the game. That sniper can be found on the railway bridge in the Cordon (this replaces the Sniper rifle SVDm-2 carried in previous game releases)
  • Weapon shoots only semi-auto fire (single shot).
  • Scope cannot be dismounted.
  • Magnification of the scope is x4 (x6 in v1.4002).
  • Weapon comes with default upgrades: +20% Accuracy, +15% Handling.
  • It seems neither traders nor stalkers want to buy this particular type of weapon so it's useless to carry more than one.
  • (1.4007) Noted bug in the upgrades batch, specifically the parent AKM 74/1 'Scope Mounting' one - comes with an embedded scope, but allows scope-mounting upgrade. If you did upgrade, the scope model would 'disappear', although you can still look through an 'imaginary scope'.
  • Fully upgraded it's an amazing weapon, with almost no scope waver even at zero skill, almost no bullet drop at extreme range, and pinpoint accuracy, even with a muffler. Armor piercing rounds will kill even crack Monolith troops with a single shot. In addition, it's light, uses relatively common ammo, and can mount a grenade launcher. The only downside is the lack of automatic fire, which can be a problem against mutants.
  • Carried by military snipers at the Agroprom RI.
  • The v1.4007 PRM Weapons Pack changes the name to Sniper AKM.


  • Similar to the AKM 74/1 the upgrade icon is of low quality and uses the wrong texture, additionally it does not show the default scope like the inventory icon.