S&T AKS-74N Sports Line AEG

S&T
Code:
151.49
  • High density polymer construction
  • 6.02mm Tightbore inner barrel
  • Cold War era AK for mechanised/airborne infantry

If you like the Cold War AK aesthetic, you'll love the S&T AKS-74N Sports Line! Patterned after the real steel AKS-74N, the folding stock AK-74 issued to paratroopers and mechanised infantry with a Russian AK side optics rail, the S&T AKS-74N is constructed primarily from high-density polymer with alloy and steel parts, keeping weight low and agility high.

Inside, we are treated to a 6.02mm tightbore inner barrel, quick change spring system and 18:1 steel gears running on 8mm slide bearing bushings, giving you a head start over other cost-effective AEGs when it comes to internals and performance. Whether you are working on a Soviet-Afghan War loadout or you want a lightweight AK for your rebel/OPFOR kit, the S&T AKS-74N will keep you light on your feet and get the job done down range!

Full description

Description

If you want the classic AK look without the extra weight of a full metal build, the S&T AKS-74N Sports Line AEG is ideal. This AK replica is patterned after the real steel AKS-74N, the night vision-ready version of the folding stocked AK-74, issued to paratroopers and mechanised infantry throughout the late Cold War era and still in service today in its modernised form.

The S&T AKS-74N is constructed almost entirely from high density polymer, with an alloy outer barrel and stamped steel stock, fire selector, top cover and trigger guard assembly. This keeps the platform light and agile, only adding metal parts where they are needed for strength. The polymer quality of this AK is top-notch, with a rough matt finish which is visually very similar to anti-corrosion finishes found on real Cold War AKs. The faux wood handguard is also spot-on, with a varied grain and realistic colour closely matching real AK-74 wood handguards.

Starting at the tip of the 16.3-inch alloy outer barrel we can find a high density polymer AK-74 muzzle brake, the perfect muzzle device for an authentic Cold War-era AKS-74. The muzzle brake mounts to 14mm CCW male threading, meaning it can be removed and replaced with a tracer unit, suppressor or flash hider of your choice. To remove the muzzle device, you will need to hold the detent pin in the front sight down to allow the muzzle brake to be unscrewed. The easiest way we found to do this is to hold the pin down with a small flathead screwdriver. If you're looking for suppressor ideas, go for the PBS4 if you want the authentic Cold War-era Ruskie look!

The front sight of the S&T AKS-74N mounts directly to its outer barrel and provides an adjustable front post with protective wings to ensure an accidental bump or scrape does not render your sights useless. As part of the classic AK aesthetic, we can find a dummy cleaning rod running parallel to the outer barrel, through the front sight block and gas block. This isn't intended for cleaning an Airsoft barrel and is just for the look.

Moving further down the outer barrel we come to the dummy gas block. This connects to the gas tube, which meets the faux wood upper handguard via an alloy handguard cap. The lower handguard surrounds the outer barrel and is retained by its own handguard cap which includes a sling point on the left side, ideally for hook-type slings. The handguards are constructed from high density polymer with a faux-wood finish, and as with other S&T faux wood furniture, you would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from real wood without touching it!

The trunnion block follows just behind, providing the mounting point for the classic AK tangent rear iron sight which provides multiple graduations for adjustment and a fine rear sight notch to align with the front sight post. The sight can be adjusted by pressing the buttons on either side of the sight notch and moving the notch back and forth on its base. This sight type benefits over aperture sights in its field of view, allowing you to more effectively track moving targets and avoid tunnel vision.

The lever on the right side of the trunnion block is the handguard disassembly lever. This lever allows you to quickly remove the upper handguard and gas tube of the S&T AKS-74N just like a real AKS-74, though this isn't really any use in Airsoft terms. This is one of the many perks of using the VFC-style external construction over the TM style, you can strip it like a real AK for extra nerd points!

Next up we find the receiver, which is constructed from high density polymer with a matt finish which almost looks like the real anti-corrosion finish applied to real AKs. This is one of those receivers you have to touch to know it isn't metal! The receiver has standard AK-style controls on the right side, with a fire selector lever which doubles as a dust cover when in safe mode, and a charging handle attached to an authentic black dummy bolt carrier. In typical AK style, the first position on the fire selector is fully automatic and the lowermost position is semi-automatic. Each fire mode is denoted by a crispy engraved authentic Russian Cyrillic marking, adding some realism to this already very realistic AK.

Over on the left side, we can find an AK quick detach mounting rail, allowing for authentic Russian scopes to be mounted, or 20mm Picatinny rail mounts if you prefer a more modern Western optic. The receiver also provides several authentic dummy rivets, all found in the correct place for this AK variant.

To access the adjustable HOP-up unit of the S&T AKS-74N, simply hold the charging handle to the rear to reveal the slider adjustable HOP-up unit. The slider unit is known as one of the best designs out there, and that is the reason this unit has not changed in design since the original Tokyo Marui AK-47 AEG. To increase the HOP-up effect, simply move the slider rearwards. Returning the slider to the front will reduce the HOP-up to its lowest setting.

The receiver top cover of the AKS-74N is also constructed from stamped steel and is the appropriate design for an AK-74 variant, with ribs stamped into the upper surface to provide additional strength while keeping the material thin and lightweight. The battery compartment is beneath the top cover and accessible by pressing the button at the rear of the top cover, after which it should come straight off, revealing the mini-Tamiya connector. For the S&T AKS-74N, we recommend a 7.4V 1200mAh stick battery but you can also use a 9.6V NiMH stick battery if you prefer a NiMH battery. With the battery connected and installed, you can place the top cover back into the AKS-74N, align the button with the hole in the rear of the top cover, and pull the charging handle to lock the cover down if necessary.

The pistol grip of the S&T AKS-74N is a standard AKM-type pistol grip, with diamond checkering on either side to ensure the rifle stays firmly in your grasp in any weather condition. Just ahead of the pistol grip, we can find the trigger guard and magazine release assembly, constructed from steel to provide solid magazine locking and ample rigidity. The magazine release is placed in the centre of the receiver and is accessible from either side of the AEG, offering both left and right-handed users an easy reload process. The magazine retention system of the AK platform is a "rock and lock" motion, requiring you to first index the front "hook" on the magazine inside the receiver, then rock the magazine to engage the catch.

The stock of the AKS-74N is constructed from steel, just like the real thing. The classic AKS-74 style skeleton stock provides strength and keeps the weight low due to its skeletonised design. To fold the stock to the side, simply press the button on the left side of the rear of the receiver, fold the stock to the left side and lock it on its hook. To unfold the stock, lift the locking latch on the front left of the receiver to disengage the hook, after which the stock can be folded into the deployed position and locked. The right side of the stock also features a steel sling loop which pairs well with the front sling point on the lower handguard cap, providing appropriate mounting apparatus for a two-point sling, but ideally suited to an AK47/74 sling.

On the inside, we are treated to a respectable internal setup, especially considering the affordable nature of the S&T "Sports Line" range. The version 3 gearbox is constructed from alloy with a steel 18:1 ratio gearset running on 8mm slide bearings and a quick change spring system for easy power tuning to meet your local site's FPS limits. The inner barrel is also a 6.02mm tightbore, giving you an edge in air efficiency, FPS and accuracy compared to a standard 6.08mm bore.

Fans of the AK aesthetic looking for a lightweight backup or base gun for a build, the S&T AKS-74N gives you realistic VFC syle core components in a weight-reduced form, keeping you mobile, agile and hostile in game. The few pre-upgraded parts further sweeten the deal, giving you a competitive platform as it is but ready to be upgraded should you feel the need!

Features

  • High density polymer/alloy/steel build
  • 6.02mm Tightbore inner barrel - Great accuracy potential
  • 14mm CCW male threaded barrel - Tracer/suppressor ready
  • AK-74 Muzzle brake pre-installed - The perfect device for AK-74s, otherwise mount a PBS4 suppressor!
  • Quick change spring system -Easy power tuning, no need to open the gearbox
  • Version 3 Gearbox - Alloy shell, 18:1 steel gears, 8mm steel slide bearing bushings
  • Alloy slider adjustable HOP-up unit - Great design, accessible through the ejection port
  • Ambidextrous magazine release - Centrally positioned, great for lefties
  • Adjustable open tangent iron sights - Great field of view
  • Textured pistol grip - Appropriate for modern AK variants
  • Russian AK dovetail side mount - Compatible with Russian AK optics or 20mm rail adapters
  • Steel top cover, magazine release/trigger guard assembly and cleaning rod
  • High density polymer receiver, front sight and gas tube - An agile AK!
  • Realistic disassembly - VFC style, all pins and rivets, no screws!
  • Front and rear sling points - Ideal for AK47/74 replica slings, suitable for most two-point slings
  • Steel side folding AKS-74-style skeleton stock - Strong and light, perfect for Cold War loadouts
  • Storage compartment in the stock - Ideal for tactical sweeties, accessory batteries etc.
  • Compatible with AK side rail scope mounts: M-ETAL 20mm Scope Mount For AK | NUPROL AK Side Scope Mount
  • Compatible with AK47/74 AEG magazines - 5.45 Style to please the stitch counters, but most will work

Package Includes

  • S&T AKS-74N Sports Line AEG
  • 300rnd High-cap magazine
  • User manual

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
FPS Icon
FPS (Feet Per Second), using 0.20g BB
Approx. 310fps ± 10%, using 0.20g BB
Site Legal Icon
Site Legal, using 0.20g BB
Yes
Screwdriver Icon
Pre-Built
Yes
Package
Included Items
Magazine
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter, Regular Player,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.42kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
71cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
94.3cm

Construction

Colour Wheel Greyscale
Primary Colour
Black
Colour Wheel Greyscale
Secondary Colour
Faux Wood
Faux Wood
Construction Icon
Construction
Steel top cover, stock, selector, trigger guard assembly & trim parts. Alloy trunnion block & outer barrel. High density polymer stock, pistol grip, handguards, gas tube, muzzle device and gas block.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AK, AK74, AK Variant , Assault Rifle, AKS74,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
AK Platform, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Lock
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Right Handed
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Slider
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and held to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Ambidextrous Magazine Release
  • Faux Wood Furniture
  • Muzzle Brake
  • Textured Pistol Grip
  • sling points front and rear
  • Adjustable open iron sights
  • Russian AK style side rail mount
  • Side folding stock
Rail System Icon
Rail System
Russian AK Side Rail
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Skeleton side folding stock
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
2 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Tangent Open Iron Sight, Open Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Handguard , Loop ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
16.3''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.02mm
Inner Barrel Length
420mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 300 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V3 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Top Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
No
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Mini Tamiya
Mini Tamiya
Compatible Battery
Compatible Battery Type
Li-Po
Compatible Battery Configuration
Stick
Compatible Battery Voltage
7.4v

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
310 FPS +/- 10%
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Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
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Test Date
21/02/2024

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04