What does a PAYDAY heister, a Mexican drug lord and a megalomaniac dictator have in common? A fascination for gold-plated AK rifles, of course. The golden AK.762 is a high-powered rifle which, other than looking absolutely fabolous,(sic) will kill when it hits the target. What it lacks in fire rate it makes up in raw power and bling. Do what so many criminals have done before you, and wield this tasteful beauty while you do what you do best.
The Golden version has identical stats to its regular counterpart except Concealment, which is 11, in a sense making it the inferior weapon of the two. It also unlocks later and is more expensive, being priced at $372,000 instead of $350,000.
The Slavic Dragon Barrel was based on the barrel of the short-barreled PM md. 90, a Romanian AKM-based carbine. This specific model was designed for use by tank crews in the closed confinements of their armored vehicles, hence the extra short barrel like the one featured in-game.
It may also be a reference to one of the export names for the short-barrel PM md. 90: "Draco."
The Modern Barrel is based on the short barrel and big flash hider of the AK-104 and AK-105. The shorter barrel also enforces the use of a modified gas piston which would reduce the fire rate of the weapon, a side-effect absent from the final game, likely due to balancing reasons.
The barrel appears to be based off the barrel of the Zastava M76, as evidenced by the string IDs referencing the textures for it bearing 'zastava' and 'm76' in their names.
Operation-wise, it appears that this mod was based on the Zastava M91's barrel instead, as the 7.62x54mmR cartridges it fires are of the same diameter as the 7.62x39mm rounds used by various AK derivatives which in turn enables them to use the barrel mod.
The barrel alone does not usually indicate what designation the weapon has, the DMR qualification usually encompasses the rifle's various accessories such as bipods, grips, scopes and stocks in addition to barrels. A more accurate name for the in-game mod would be DMR Barrel.
The Here Comes the Pain Train achievement refers to the modification as the "DMR Kit AK.762", suggesting that it was originally only intended to be equipped on the AK.762 and not the AK.
This module seems to be based on Tapco's Intrafuse handguard kit for the Saiga with a few alterations. The Picatinny rails on the sides and bottom have been deliberately left unattached and the smooth handrest has been roughened up with electrician's tape for extra grip.
Although the main flashlight has a toggle switch, the laser sight component of the LED Combo is pressure-activated, meaning the laser will stay on as long as the pressure switch is depressed. This switch is not placed where it should be, however (on foregrips, magazine wells, etc...) and is instead ziptied to the main taclight, leaving no plausible mean for the user to toggle it without awkwardly moving their off hand off the weapon and gripping the attachment itself.
Due to it supporting a wide array of weapons, the Speed Pull Magazine is the first single modification to have multiple different icons.
The Speed Pull Magazine equips the AMCAR, Para, and AMR-16 with the Milspec Mag., but despite this they neither get increased magazine capacity nor reduced concealability, however it equips the Mark 10 with its Extended Mag and does give it increased magazine size, but does not increase stability nor does it decrease its concealment. Additionally, equipping the Speed Pull Magazine on the AK.762, Golden AK.762, and Krinkov will give them the AK's 5.45mm Bakelite magazine, despite the mismatched caliber.
Upon release, the default reticle of this sight was a chevron instead of the retail version's red dot. After the release of the Gage Mod Courier DLC, it was reverted to the regular sight's red dot.
It is functionally the same as the standard Military Red Dot Sight, but the sight's casing is tan instead of black with the line "A-10" scrawled on near the adjustment knob. The sticker on the lens cap's interior also says "I <3 Payday" instead of having a picture of an American flag.
This sight was based on the Aimpoint CompM2 optic. While it is portrayed as a high-zoom scope in-game, the CompM2 is actually a reflex sight, meaning it offers no magnification in reality.
*This is the basic stock of the airborne AKS-74. As the old AKM design was modernized all over for the new 5.45mm cartridge, the flimsy three-piece stock was also replaced with a simpler side-folding model.
Visually speaking, the War-Torn Stock is just a Wide Stock with a few miscellaneous items bound to it by a black cable tie.
Judging by the name and its ramshackled appearance, the War-Torn Stock is likely a broken product through repeated use that was salvaged with spare parts, thus would justify its inability to keep the weapon steady during fire.
The Classic Stock is based off of the stock of the AK-74 as evident by the cut groove on the side. It is not entirely "classic", though, as even though the conception of the AK-74 is still fairly early, it is still preceded by the vastly more popular AK-47, which is a true classic.
Alternatively, "classic" here could also refer to the fact that the same stock was used by the AK in PAYDAY: The Heist.
Build Me an Army Worthy of Crime.net Equip the Golden AK.762 rifle. Celebrating 500,000 heisters in the official community group, you can now unlock the Golden AK.762 rifle by simply joining the PAYDAY 2 Official Group on Steam.
The Man With the Golden Gun Kill 6 Skulldozers using only the golden AK.762 rifle.
Tabula Rasa In the Hoxton Breakout job, complete the heist on OVERKILL difficulty or above with each crew member using no skills, wearing suits, wielding Golden AK.762 rifles and Chicago Typewriter submachine guns. Unlocks a new skill slot.
When in Russia... Do as the Russians Do Complete the Boiling Point job while having your crew wear the "Russian Hat" mask and "Golden AK.762" assault rifle on the OVERKILL difficulty or above.
"The Man with the Golden Gun" is a reference to the James Bond movie and book of the same name. The Golden Gun in the story belonged to Francisco Scaramanga and was very compact, being made with pure gold components and could be disassembled into a set of innocuous items (a lighter, pen, cigarette case and a pair of cufflinks) so that it could be smuggled past security measures. PAYDAY 2's Golden Gun, however, is practically its polar opposite, having an abysmally low Concealment total.
The 6 kills required to unlock it might also be a nod to Scaramanga's total kill count in the movie, both on and off-screen.
"Build me an army worthy of Crime.net" is a reference to this line spoken by Sauron to Saruman in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", with "Crime.net" replacing "Mordor".
The Golden AK.762 is simply a gold and diamond plated version of the AK.762, which was based off of the AKMS. The metallic components of the rifle, sans the bolt which is silver-coated, are all plated with gold including the magazines, the wooden parts receive a brown, shiny coat of varnish, and the upper handguard and top of the receiver is additionally studded with diamonds.
In reality, it is exceedingly impractical and uneconomical to gold-plate a firearm for any reason other than display, as the wear and tear occurred during use will damage the plating since pure gold is very soft, and undo most of the effort and money went into customizing the weapon.
The AK.762's skins are not applicable to the Golden version.