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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

Overview Edit

  • Unique variant of the AKM 74/1 assault rifle, with a non-replacable scope and some upgrades installed.
  • Only available in the Developer's Cut (v1.4000+).

Upgrades Edit

Lost Alpha Edit

  • Weapon is not available in Lost Alpha.

Developer's Cut Edit

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

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

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

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

Reliability +15%

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

Accuracy +30%

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

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

2A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 5 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 RU

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


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

Accuracy +20%

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

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

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

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

3A Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 9 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 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%

3A

3D Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 11 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%

3A

3E Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 12 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 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 RU

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

Tools for rough work (v1.4005 only)

4C Ui inGame2 upgrade AKM 74 2 14 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 Hollow grip with stabilizer A stabilizer is installed inside the hollow grip, reducing recoil.
1690 (v1.4002) / 1890 RU

Handling +25%

Notes Edit

  • 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.

Trivia Edit

  • 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.

Gallery Edit