M43 type PS & 57-N-231 (7.62x39)

While I fully agree the CURRENT correct name of the former Kyrgyzstan has been, since 5 May 1993, the “Kyrgyz Rupublic” (Kyrgyz Respublikasy transliterated to their language), It been known in Russia, in the past, as “Kirghizia.” (note the letter “h” in the correct spelling in the Western Alphabet.

It can be widely found under that name in a search of the computer, which is likely where hfhubbard11 found it.

I also agree that it could probably be found easier searching subjects on the forum if the term Kyrgyz or Kyrgyz Republic was used.

John M.