Originally Posted by Greylocks
Yes, variants exist. Some infamous photos of Osama Ben Laden show one right behind him.
The names may not be exact, but the thing exists.
Ain't this the second time you make this mistake? Bin Laden carries (or did) an AKS-74U with an RPK-74 bakelite magazine, 45 rounds of 5.45x39.
The TM Beta Spetsnaz does not have a Russian real steel equivalent, but one can be custom built. I haven't seen a firearm AK that looked like the TM Spetz, I'd love to see the one you're referring to, Greylocks.