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AK-47[1]
Rifle AK-47.jpg
AK-47
Type Assault rifle
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1949–present
Used by See Users
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1944–1946
Manufacturer Izhmash
Number built 100 million[2]
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) with empty magazine
Length 870 mm (34.3 in) fixed wooden stock
875 mm (34.4 in) folding stock extended
645 mm (25.4 in) stock folded
Barrel length 415 mm (16.3 in)

Cartridge 7.62x39mm M43
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 715 m/s (2,346 ft/s)
Effective range 300 metres (330 yd) full automatic[3]
400 metres (440 yd) semi-automatic[3]
Feed system 20 or 30-round detachable box magazine, also compatible with 40-round box or 75-round drum magazines from the RPK
Sights Adjustable iron sights, 100–1000 metre adjustments, 378 mm (14.9 in) sight radius
.The AK-47 is a selective fire, gas operated 7.62mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.^ AK-47: More Assault Rifle Fun .
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^ The AK is one of the most prolific "assault rifles" (because a select fire AK IS an assault rifle) in the world.
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^ AK -47 rifles .
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.The designation AK-47 stands for Kalashnikov automatic rifle, model of 1947 (Russian: Автомат Калашникова 47, tr. Avtomat Kalashnikova 47).^ Here is the AK-47 lesson in Russian!
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^ The AK-47 was set on fully automatic.
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^ AK -47 rifles .
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.It is therefore also known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (or simply 'AK'), Kalashnikov or Russian jargon Kalash).^ The Soviet-designed automatic assault rifle, the Avtomat Kalashnikova, was first manufactured in 1947 (hence its commonest version, the AK-47).
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

.Design work on the AK began in 1944. In 1946 a version of the rifle, the AK-46, was presented for official military trials, and a year later the fixed stock version was introduced into service with select units of the Red Army.^ More than 60 years later, it remains the standard infantry weapon in numerous armies, and a mainstay in the arsenals of rebels, drug traffickers and terrorists worldwide.
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

^ In the AK market, this definition doesn't do much, as even the cheapest AKs are typically of high enough quality to take into harm's way (a true testament to the design!
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^ Accepted into the Soviet armory in 1963, the SVD was later copied by the Chinese, Bulgarian, Romanian and Yugoslavian militaries.
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.An early development of the design was the AKS-47 (S—Skladnoy or "folding"), which differed in being equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock.^ Three of Nine Jamaican Gunmen Killed in Early Morning AK-47 Shoot-out .
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

^ Like the AK-47 reliable designs are always in fashion.

^ BAYONET LUGS: One reason why people were unsure of what the AK was SUPPOSED to look like, was because the early AK-47's used different bayonet mounts than the newer AKM-47's, and the AK-74's used a third type of mount.
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.The AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949 and used by the majority of the member states of the former Warsaw Pact.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

^ The Ak-47 variant used in this shoot-out was semi-automatic and the caliber is sufficient for use in deer hunting.
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^ Even if he couldn't have owned an AK-47 he would have just used a regular hunting rifle or a shot gun or what-ever he could get his hands on.
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.The AK-47 fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge which produces significant wounding (including remote wounding effects known as hydrostatic shock) in cases where the bullet tumbles and fragments in tissue,[4] but which produces relatively minor wounds in cases where the bullet exits before beginning to yaw.^ US manufacturers are producing their AK’s from imported “parts kits.” These are complete, fully functioning, select fire, AK-47 rifles that were demilled in the country of origin (or possibly the US importer) to conform to BATFE specs.
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^ The AK-47 and AK-74 rifles are by far the most produced modern small arms in the world.
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^ The AK-74, basically a rechambered AKM rebored to fire a 5.45mm cartridge, has the same general appearance as the AKM with some notable differences.
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[5][6]
.The original AK-47 was one of the first true assault rifles.^ Here is the origin of AK-47!

^ AK-47: More Assault Rifle Fun .
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^ AK -47 rifles .
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[7][8] .Even after six decades, due to its durability, low production cost and ease of use, the model and its variants remain the most widely used and popular assault rifles in the world.^ It is far and away the most used assault rifle.

^ By xSyphex 1150748914 Reply Spam [+2] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 1579408 2 So you use an assault rifle to hunt?
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^ Even if he couldn't have owned an AK-47 he would have just used a regular hunting rifle or a shot gun or what-ever he could get his hands on.
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.It has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with regular armed forces as well as irregular, revolutionary and terrorist organizations worldwide.^ The Chinese made several long barrel AK’s as well as many other Soviet bloc countries.
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^ By bumble 1150733121 Reply Spam [+0] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 943866 1 well actually STUPID it happens in terrorist countries every day so stfu .
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.The AK-47 was also used as a basis for the development of many other types of individual and crew-served firearms.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

^ Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale.
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^ Question: i have a mak-90 type ak-47 (7.62x39) i would like to know how do you reassemble the magazine catch/r .
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.More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined.^ AK-47: More Assault Rifle Fun .
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^ These can be fine shooters at more reasonable prices since most AK seekers want all the whistles and bells of the pre-ban AK-47’s.
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^ The rifle is fun to shoot and easier to clean than other rifles, and, perhaps more importantly, it carries...
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

Contents

History

Design background

.During World War II, it was the Germans that first developed the assault rifle concept, based upon research that showed that most firefights happen at close range, within 300 meters.^ It was manufactured by several contractors during World War II .
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^ It includes photos and technical specifications of all AK-based weapons, including shotguns, submachine guns, pistols and civilian rifles; the first public appearance of the AKB and AKB-1 assault rifles; and the mysterious A-62.
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^ The most notable side effect of this happening is the difficulty you have in controlling the weapon during rapid fire.
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.The power and range of contemporary rifle cartridges was excessive for most small arms firefights.^ The AK-47 and AK-74 rifles are by far the most produced modern small arms in the world.
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^ This is a history of the worlds most successful military rifle and the arms factory that made the Kalashnikov family of weapons.
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^ NAGPUR -- The indigenous 5.56x45mm Insas (Indian National Small Arms System) rifle has been the standard assault weapon for the Indian Army since the late 1990s.
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.As a result, armies sought a cartridge and rifle combining submachine gun features (large-capacity magazine, selective-fire) with an intermediate-power cartridge effective to 300 meters.^ Adolf Oliver Nipples : If it's not select-fire it's not an AK, it's a lookalike that functions no differently than any other semi-automatic .30 rifle, and not as powerful at that.
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^ The Clinton assult gun and high capacity magazine ban was nothing but a way to try and make himself look good to the anti-gun liberlal tree huggers.
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^ You're looking at north of $20k for a transferable full auto AK. If it's not select-fire it's not an AK, it's a lookalike that functions no differently than any other semi-automatic .30 rifle, and not as powerful at that.
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To reduce manufacturing costs, the 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge case was shortened, the result of which was the lighter 7.92x33mm Kurz.
.The resultant rifle, the Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) was not the first with these features; its predecessors were the Italian Cei-Rigotti and the Russian Fedorov Avtomat design rifles.^ Added together, these operational features make it a repeatable and accurate semi-automatic rifle.
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^ The first “True” Assault Rifle was the German Stg-44 also known as the MP-44.

^ The Soviet-designed automatic assault rifle, the Avtomat Kalashnikova, was first manufactured in 1947 (hence its commonest version, the AK-47).
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.The Germans, however, were the first to produce and field sufficient numbers of this assault rifle to properly evaluate its combat utility.^ Semi-automatic weapons such as AK47's and other assault rifles, as well as Uzis and sniper rifles, are specifically designed to kill people in large numbers and with efficiency.
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^ The first “True” Assault Rifle was the German Stg-44 also known as the MP-44.

^ Log in to Reply graffspee says: 113 July 3, 2008 at 10:29 am I have to say that as the Ak-47 is one of the first real Assault Rifles it was not the first.

.Towards the end of the war, they fielded the weapon against the Soviets; the experience deeply influenced Soviet military doctrine in the post-war years[citation needed].^ And if they hadn't had that weapon then many of those same citizens may have well ended up on a statistics list of homicide victims.
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^ Ban Assault Weapons: They Turn Mean Streets Into Killing Fields .
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.Mikhail Kalashnikov began his career as a weapon designer while in a hospital after he was shot in the shoulder during the Battle of Bryansk.^ This book chronicles the fruits of the partnership between Kalashnikov and Izhmash as well as the weapons of other Izhmash designers and those of competing designers.
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[9] .After tinkering with a sub-machine gun design, he entered a competition for a new weapon that would chamber the 7.62x41mm cartridge developed by Elisarov and Semin in 1943 (the 7.62x41mm cartridge predated the current 7.62x39mm M1943).^ There’s also the Aks-74, sub machine gun.

^ A "medium-size" (in between the pistol and rifle) ammo 7.62mm x 39 has been designed in 1943, along with RPD light machine gun (the same purpose of modern M249 SAW).
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^ Chad Says: July 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm Damn I wish I had good credit, I would have a new truck and gun!!
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A particular requirement of the competition was the reliability of the firearm in the muddy, wet, and frozen conditions of the Soviet frontline. .Kalashnikov designed a carbine, strongly influenced by the American M1 Garand, that lost out to the Simonov design that later became the SKS semi-automatic carbine.^ The Ak-47 variant used in this shoot-out was semi-automatic and the caliber is sufficient for use in deer hunting.
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^ Max Motors, in Butler, Missouri, has run out of pick-up trucks after word got out of its offer of a complimentary semi-automatic weapon with every vehicle.
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^ Semi-automatic weapons such as AK47's and other assault rifles, as well as Uzis and sniper rifles, are specifically designed to kill people in large numbers and with efficiency.
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.At the same time, the Soviet Army was interested in developing a true assault rifle employing a shortened M1943 round.^ But even more alarming: At least one of the weapons used in the gunfire was an AK-47 assault rifle, the fourth time in three weeks that one had been found...
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^ And of course, the FX-05 Xiuhcoatl, wich is the assault rifle of the mexican army.

^ Perhaps at the same time, this can create an interest in the Russian language among your fans.
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.The first such weapon was presented by Sudayev in 1944; however in trials it was found to be too heavy.^ The only man they arrested, however, was the homeowner -- for having the weapons in the first place.
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[10] A new design competition was held two years later where Kalashnikov and his design team submitted an entry. .It was a gas-operated rifle which had a breech-block mechanism similar to his 1944 carbine, and a curved 30-round magazine.^ A similar situation exists for those that have the cleaning rod stub still on the gas block.
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^ "Heavy duty construction, well made 10 round mags for the 7.62x39 caliber Mini-30 rifle."
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^ Currently, the MAG CINCH™ System is available for the AR-15, AK/Valmet Galil, HK model 91, M1-Carbine and Mini-14 magazines with a capacity of 25-30 rounds or more.
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.Kalashnikov's rifles (codenamed AK-1 and -2) proved to be reliable and the gun was accepted to second round of competition along with designs by A.A Demetev and F. Bulkin.^ Like the AK-47 reliable designs are always in fashion.

^ Even if he couldn't have owned an AK-47 he would have just used a regular hunting rifle or a shot gun or what-ever he could get his hands on.
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^ The extra 12mm of case length allows for enough extra powder to propel the M60 round 600 feet per second (fps) faster than the AK round.
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.In late 1946, as the guns were being tested, one of Kalashnikov's assistants, Aleksandr Zaytsev, suggested a major redesign of AK-1, particularly to improve reliability.^ And don't give me crap about the crooks being the only ones to have guns.
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^ AK 47 is one of the toughest war machine guns ever built..
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^ The decision to buy an AK comes with several choices, one being “furniture.” Furniture is the firearms term for the buttstock, pistol grip, and handguards.
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.At first, Kalashnikov was reluctant, given that their rifle had already fared better than its competitors; however eventually Zaytsev managed to persuade Kalashnikov.^ However odd it may sound, it is the accepted term to refer to the exterior parts of the rifle other than the barrel and receiver.
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^ I have only one objective to conquer and I reckon she’ll appreciate a rose better than being hit over the head with a club or a rifle butt.
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^ Bare metal exposed, however unfortunate that would be, is still better than seeing primer.
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.The new rifle was produced for a second round of firing tests and field trials.^ Seconds later, someone fired off 100 rounds from a custom-made, chopped-down, .223-caliber...
  • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

^ An Legal Ak is a semi-automatic rifle meaning that you have to pull the trigger each time to fire a round.
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^ LYNN, Massachusetts -- A New Hampshire man has been accused of opening fire on a restaurant in Massachusetts with a high-powered assault rifle.
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.There, Kalashnikov assault rifle model 1947 proved to be simple and reliable, under a wide range of conditions with convenient handling characteristics.^ KLIMOVSK -- Russia is working to reach an agreement with China on copyright protection of Kalashnikov assault rifles, the head of Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday.
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^ Your under the illusion from your “truthful” media that assault rifles are fully automatic which would be illegal unless you have a special license to own one.
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^ I GUARANTEE she sat there with her cameraman and debated whether an AK47 is an assault rifle or a semi-automatic rifle, hence the poorly crafted name “semi-assault rifle”.
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In 1949 it was therefore adopted by the Soviet Army as '7.62mm Kalashnikov assault rifle (AK)'.[11]

Design concept

.The AK-47 is best described as a hybrid of previous rifle technology innovations: the trigger, double locking lugs and unlocking raceway of the M1 Garand/M1 carbine,[12] the safety mechanism of the John Browning designed Remington Model 8 rifle,[13] and the gas system and layout of the Sturmgewehr 44.^ AK-47 Adjustable Military Trigger System .
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^ Ak-47 Adjustable Military Trigger System .
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^ Whats better AK-47 or M-4 carbine .
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.Kalashnikov's team had access to all of these weapons and had no need to "reinvent the wheel",[14][15] though he denied that his design was based on the German Sturmgewehr 44 assault rifle.^ Though that has been denied for years and there are differences in both designs the similarities in appearance are to much to ignore.

^ It includes photos and technical specifications of all AK-based weapons, including shotguns, submachine guns, pistols and civilian rifles; the first public appearance of the AKB and AKB-1 assault rifles; and the mysterious A-62.
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^ Did you know that our Russian Kalashnikov has a GERMAN FATHER,that is to say ”STURMGEWEHR 44” however i’m so happy about the fact that i will have the chance to watch a second video in RUSSIAN that i could even cry….i can’t no longer wait….

[16] .Kalashnikov himself observed: "A lot of [Soviet Army soldiers] ask me how one can become a constructor, and how new weaponry is designed.^ I could see how one might think a picture of Soviet 7.62mm ammunition would be for the AK-47 since it seems to have the correct designation.

These are very difficult questions. Each designer seems to have his own paths, his own successes and failures. But one thing is clear: before attempting to create something new, it is vital to have a good appreciation of everything that already exists in this field. I myself have had many experiences confirming this to be so."
[17]

Receiver development history

AKMS on a Type 4B receiver (top), with a Type 2A
A Type 2 AK-47, the first machined receiver variation
There were many difficulties during the initial phase of production. .The first production models had stamped sheet metal receivers.^ Manufactured for stamped receiver models.
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^ Assembled with original HK parts on a US sheet metal receiver like the original.
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^ The first production model of any Colt was the No.1 Ring Lever Rifle.
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Difficulties were encountered in welding the guide and ejector rails, causing high rejection rates.[18] Instead of halting production, a heavy machined receiver was substituted for the sheet metal receiver.[19] .This was a more costly process, but the use of machined receivers accelerated production as tooling and labor for the earlier Mosin-Nagant rifle's machined receiver were easily adapted.^ But even more alarming: At least one of the weapons used in the gunfire was an AK-47 assault rifle, the fourth time in three weeks that one had been found...
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.Partly because of these problems, the Soviets were not able to distribute large numbers of the new rifle to soldiers until 1956. During this time, production of the interim SKS rifle continued.^ These rifles are in good - very good condition most with matching numbers.
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^ Also described are the Soviet and other 6)national sniper rifles and 7)the new Russian An-94, the replacement for the AK-74.
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^ During the 1980s, the organization went through a number of name changes until, in December 1992, it gained its present identity.

[19]
.Once manufacturing difficulties had been overcome, a redesigned version designated the AKM (M for "modernized" or "upgraded" — in Russian: (Автомат Калашникова Модернизированный [Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovanniy]) was introduced in 1959.[20] This new model used a stamped sheet metal receiver and featured a slanted muzzle brake on the end of the barrel to compensate for muzzle rise under recoil.^ Manufactured for stamped receiver models.
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^ The HEGAL rifles feature Hesse Arms made receivers milled from a solid billet of SAE4140 tool steel, a threaded barrel, new design aperture sights, ambidextrous charging handle, ambidextrous selector, non folding stock, and HESSE muzzle brake.
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^ The machining on the AK 47 is stamped out metal parts making it cheaper to produce.The average used AR 15 the civilian version is about $1000.00.

.In addition, a hammer retarder was added to prevent the weapon from firing out of battery (without the bolt being fully closed), during rapid or automatic fire.^ It fires in semi-automatic mode from a closed and locked bolt position.
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^ Can't remember exactly, but I think the term "Assult Rifle" was invented during WWII and was used to descride small light caliber fully automatic weapons.
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^ Improved performance in reaction, on target time and muzzle control during rapid fire.
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[21] .This is also sometimes referred to as a "cyclic rate reducer", or simply "rate reducer", as it also has the effect of reducing the number of rounds fired per minute during automatic fire.^ The most notable side effect of this happening is the difficulty you have in controlling the weapon during rapid fire.
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^ An Legal Ak is a semi-automatic rifle meaning that you have to pull the trigger each time to fire a round.
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It was also roughly one-third lighter than the previous model.[20] .Both licensed and unlicensed production of the Kalashnikov weapons abroad were almost exclusively of the AKM variant, partially due to the much easier production of the stamped receiver.^ "We have received China's national patent for Kalashnikov products.
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^ Then when the media gets a hold of it they hype it up as much as possible because it was an AK-47 variant weapon.
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This model is the most commonly encountered, having been produced in much greater quantities. .All rifles based on the Kalashnikov design are frequently referred to as AK-47s in the West, although this is only correct when applied to rifles based on the original 3 receiver types.^ Designed as a modular sling for all Intrafuse Rifle Systems, our sling will also work with many other firearms using their original furniture.
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^ Note: flash suppressors are legal for use only on Pre-Ban lower receivers or rifles.
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^ It includes photos and technical specifications of all AK-based weapons, including shotguns, submachine guns, pistols and civilian rifles; the first public appearance of the AKB and AKB-1 assault rifles; and the mysterious A-62.
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[22] .In most former Eastern Bloc countries, the weapon is known simply as the "Kalashnikov". The photo above at right illustrates the differences between the Type 2 milled receiver and the Type 4 stamped, including the use of rivets rather than welds on the stamped receiver, as well as the placement of a small dimple above the magazine well for stabilization of the magazine.^ IS this a milled or Stamped AK47 receiver .
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^ Fits stamped or milled receivers.
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^ Stamped AK47 Receiver with Milled parts .
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.In 1978, the Soviet Union began replacing their AK-47 and AKM rifles with a newer design, the AK-74.^ AK-47 Shepard's Crook Replacement .
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^ AK -47 rifles .
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^ AK-47 / MAK-90 Rifle Front Sight Adjustment Tool .
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.This new rifle and cartridge had only started being exported to eastern European nations when the Soviet Union collapsed, drastically slowing production of this and other weapons of the former Soviet bloc.^ Also described are the Soviet and other 6)national sniper rifles and 7)the new Russian An-94, the replacement for the AK-74.
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^ I took the new poll for favorite weapon and there are only 2 votes, including mine.
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^ I have only one objective to conquer and I reckon she’ll appreciate a rose better than being hit over the head with a club or a rifle butt.
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Receiver type Description
Type 1A/B Original stamped receiver for AK-47. -1B modified for underfolding stock. A large hole is present on each side to accommodate the hardware for the underfolding stock.
(this naming convention continues with all types)
Type 2A/B Milled from steel forging.
Type 3A/B "Final" version of the milled receiver, from steel bar stock. The most ubiquitous example of the milled-receiver AK-47.
Type 4A/B Stamped AKM receiver. Overall, the most-used design in the construction of the AK-series rifles.

Features

An Afghan National Police instructor using a Type 56-I, a Chinese copy of the AKS-47
The main advantages of the Kalashnikov rifle are its simple design, fairly compact size and adaptation to mass production. It is inexpensive to manufacture, and easy to clean and maintain; its ruggedness and reliability are legendary.[23][24] .The AK-47 was initially designed for ease of operation and repair by glove-wearing Soviet soldiers in Arctic conditions.^ The 7.62mm AKM assault rifle and its folding-stock twin, the AKMS, were based on the popular AK-47 design.
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^ While there is other nomenclature to designate underfolders (AKS & AKMS) and other variants, the main thing to know is that the suffix -47 means it is chambered in 7.62X39, and -74 means it is chambered in 5.45X39.
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^ The Soviet-designed automatic assault rifle, the Avtomat Kalashnikova, was first manufactured in 1947 (hence its commonest version, the AK-47).
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.The large gas piston, generous clearances between moving parts, and tapered cartridge case design allow the gun to endure large amounts of foreign matter and fouling without failing to cycle.^ AK Gas Piston - Made In The U.S.A. (Counts as 1 U.S.A. Part - Clearly Labeled) .
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This reliability comes at the cost of accuracy, as the looser tolerances do not allow for precision and consistency. .Reflecting Soviet infantry doctrine of its time, the rifle is meant to be part of massed infantry fire, not long range engagements.^ An Legal Ak is a semi-automatic rifle meaning that you have to pull the trigger each time to fire a round.
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^ As part of the new Army doctrine, the gun is meant to incapacitate the enemy, rather than kill.
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.The average service life of an AK-47 is 20 to 40 years depending on the conditions to which it has been exposed.^ One of the suspects was last Friday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment while all the firearms -- 20 AK-47 rifles and a shotgun -- were recovered at their respective homes in the city.
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^ Hungarian AK-47 20 Round Mags** Code: 1091 Price: $19.95 Quantity in Basket: none .
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^ For years, the AK-47 assault rifle has been the world's most popular weapon, the gun of choice for dictators, gang members and Third World revolutionaries.
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[8]
.The notched rear tangent iron sight is adjustable, and is calibrated in hundreds of meters.^ The neat thing about this development, is that LaRue took their tested "Iron Dot" and attached it to a short length of steel that attaches into the leaf sight attachment of the rear sight.
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.The front sight is a post adjustable for elevation in the field.^ Post-ban Light Weight Upper assembly, A2 carry handle with adjustable sights.
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Windage adjustment is done by the armory before issue. .The battle setting places the round within a few centimeters above or below the point of aim out to about 250 meters (275 yd).^ With regards to your statement about criminal still having guns even if there were to be a ban set in place: I have considered the idea for quite a while.
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^ Aim Point L-Shaped Mount Off-set quick release scope mount attaches easily with thumb-screw.
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.This "point-blank range" setting allows the shooter to fire the gun at any close target without adjusting the sights.^ The Cops use #4 buck and at close range, will take your head clean off, even in a riot-length gun.
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^ A gun does not have to be fired, or even pointed at some-one.
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^ This was close range, he could have done the same damage with a shot gun.
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Longer settings are intended for area suppression. .These settings mirror the Mosin-Nagant and SKS rifles which the AK-47 replaced.^ AK-47 Shepard's Crook Replacement .
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^ AK-47 / MAK-90 Rifle Front Sight Adjustment Tool .
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^ CAA AK-47/74 Set of Upper and Lower Handguard with Rail - Tan .
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This eased transition and simplified training.
.The prototype of the AK-47, the AK-46, had a separate fire selector and safety.^ I have fired the AK 47, the AKM, the RPK, the RPG, the Uzi, Mini-14, Of course the M-16, the M-203, the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, the M-60 Machine Gun.
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^ Man On Fire : odinsposse: But how else am I going to carry my AK-47 down my pants leg?
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^ Question: When my firend is shooting his AK-47 it he is telling me that it does not fire all the time?
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[25] These were later combined in the production version to simplify the design. .The fire selector acts as a dust cover for the charging handle raceway when placed on safe.^ The A2 Upper Receiver is complete with dual flip rear sight, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, bolt and bolt carrier assembly.
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This prevents intrusion of dust and other debris into the internal parts. .The dust cover on the M16 rifle, in contrast, is not tied to the safety, and has to be manually closed.^ No gunsmithing is required and the scope mount simply replaces the dust cover on the rifle.
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The bore and chamber, as well as the gas piston and the interior of the gas cylinder, are generally chromium-plated. .This plating dramatically increases the life of these parts by resisting corrosion and wear.^ Cal .308 these kits are complete with all parts except the right side plate and rivets (the receiver).
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.This is particularly important, as most military-production ammunition (and virtually all ammunition produced by the Soviet Union and other Communist nations) during the 20th century contained potassium chlorate in the primers.^ Unlike other retaining plates on the market, the TAPCO Retaining Plate is finished in a military phosphate coating, one of the most durable and long lasting coating options available.
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^ Also described are the Soviet and other 6)national sniper rifles and 7)the new Russian An-94, the replacement for the AK-74.
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^ No question about it, they're designed to excel during the day's most important times.
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On firing, this was converted to corrosive and hygroscopic potassium chloride which mandated frequent and thorough cleaning in order to prevent damage. Chrome plating of critical parts is now common on many modern military weapons.

Operating cycle

The gas-operated mechanism of an AK47 (Chinese version)
.To fire, the operator inserts a loaded magazine, moves the selector lever to the lowest position, pulls back and releases the charging handle, aims, and then pulls the trigger.^ Charging handle jams in the rear position .
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^ AK47 magazine catch/release spring back into the trigger guard .
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^ An Legal Ak is a semi-automatic rifle meaning that you have to pull the trigger each time to fire a round.
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.In this setting, the firearm fires only once (semi-automatic), requiring the trigger to be released and depressed again for the next shot.^ The weapon used was semi-automatic only.
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^ The fire control mechanism is housed in a metal lower and has safe and semi-automatic fire selection.
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^ The fire control mechanism is housed in a molded glass filled nylon lower/grip and has a selection for safe and semi-automatic fire.
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.With the selector in the middle position (full-automatic), the rifle continues to fire, automatically cycling fresh rounds into the chamber, until the magazine is exhausted or pressure is released from the trigger.^ AK47 magazine catch/release spring back into the trigger guard .
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^ The short barrel length requires that these uppers be used on rifles registered as pistols, full automatics, or registered short barrelled rifles.
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^ Adolf Oliver Nipples : If it's not select-fire it's not an AK, it's a lookalike that functions no differently than any other semi-automatic .30 rifle, and not as powerful at that.
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.As each bullet travels through the barrel, a portion of the gases expanding behind it is diverted into the gas tube above the barrel, where it impacts the gas piston.^ We are merely travelers into her domain via the cathode ray tube.

.The piston, in turn, is driven backward, pushing the bolt carrier, which causes the bolt to move backwards, ejecting the spent round, and chambering a new round when the recoil spring pushes it back.^ Log in to Reply melikadothechacha says: 57.2.2 June 30, 2008 at 3:28 pm early models didn’t have a strong enough recoil spring, hence, when the bolt slides forward, while there is sufficient force to chamber the next round, it’s not enough momentum to lock the breach.

^ By installing a Recoil Buffer you totally eliminate the metal to metal impact of the bolt carrier to the receiver and most of the action noise.
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Disassembly

Dismantling the rifle involves the operator depressing the magazine catch and removing the magazine. .The charging handle is pulled to the rear and the operator inspects the chamber to verify the weapon is unloaded.^ Charging handle jams in the rear position .
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^ The A2 Upper Receiver is complete with dual flip rear sight, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, bolt and bolt carrier assembly.
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.The operator presses forward on the retainer button at the rear of the receiver cover while simultaneously lifting up on the rear of the cover to remove it.^ The A2 Upper Receiver is complete with dual flip rear sight, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, bolt and bolt carrier assembly.
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.The operator then pushes the spring assembly forward and lifts it from its raceway, withdrawing it out of the bolt carrier and to the rear.^ Does not include bolt and carrier assembly."
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^ This is a AR-15 DPMS Tri mount upper assembly with charging handle, bolt and carrier assembly included!!
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^ Bolt and carrier assembly and charging handle ARE included.
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.The operator must then pull the carrier assembly all the way to the rear, lift it, and then pull it away.^ All parts including lower receiver parts and bolt carrier assembly, upper receiver assembly, etc.
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^ Operating a jet fighter on an aircraft carrier is one of the few opportunities to have all three simultaneously.

^ The A2 Upper Receiver is complete with dual flip rear sight, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, bolt and bolt carrier assembly.
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.The operator removes the bolt by pushing it to the rear of the bolt carrier; rotating the bolt so the camming lug clears the raceway on the underside of the bolt carrier and then pulls it forward and free.^ The bolt is fitted with the standard MP 40 ""Push/Pull"" safety system.
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^ The A2 Upper Receiver is complete with dual flip rear sight, charging handle, forward assist, ejection port cover, bolt and bolt carrier assembly.
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.When cleaning, the operator will pay special attention to the barrel, bolt face, and gas piston, then oil lightly and reassemble.^ The BW-5 is blowback operated with a stationary barrel and delayed roller lock bolt system.
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Ballistics

.The standard AK-47 or AKM fires the 7.62x39mm cartridge with a muzzle velocity of 710 metres per second (2,300 ft/s).^ The extra 12mm of case length allows for enough extra powder to propel the M60 round 600 feet per second (fps) faster than the AK round.
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^ The AK-74, basically a rechambered AKM rebored to fire a 5.45mm cartridge, has the same general appearance as the AKM with some notable differences.
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^ AK-47 Pre-Ban Muzzle Brake .
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Muzzle energy is 2,010 joules (1,480 ft·lbf). Projectile weight is normally 8 grams (120 gr). .The AK-47 and AKM, with the 7.62×39mm cartridge, have a maximum effective range of around 400 metres (1,300 ft).^ The AK-74, basically a rechambered AKM rebored to fire a 5.45mm cartridge, has the same general appearance as the AKM with some notable differences.
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^ The extra 600fps extends the effective range of the .308 to 800 meters vs. AK round.
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^ The AK-47 does seem to be more common in most places around the world but that might be because it’s easier to get.

.Depending on where the bullet impacts and at what depth it yaws, the AK-47 is capable of producing a range of wounding effects.^ This quality produced tool adjusts the windage and elevation and all AK-47/MAK-90 type rifles.
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In the absence of yaw, the M43 load can pencil through lung tissue with relatively little injury.[27] On a direct hit to the cranium, hydrostatic shock can cause the head to explode.[28] Even in the absence of yaw and a large temporary cavity, a hit to the shoulder can produce significant lung hemorrhaging attributed to stress wave transmission.[29] Indirect injuries can be common with hits to the abdomen and may be attributed to the explosive effects of temporary cavitation.[30]

Variants

Kalashnikov variants include:
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1955 AK-47 Type 3
  • AK-47 1948–51, 7.62x39mm — The very earliest models, with the Type 1 stamped sheet metal receiver, are now very rare.
  • AK-47 1952, 7.62x39mm — Has a milled receiver and wooden buttstock and handguard.^ Manufactured for stamped receiver models.
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    ^ IS this a milled or Stamped AK47 receiver .
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    ^ Fits stamped or milled receivers.
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    Barrel and chamber are chrome plated to resist corrosion. .Rifle weight is 4.2 kg (9.3 lb).
  • AKS-47 — Featured a downward-folding metal stock similar to that of the German MP40, for use in the restricted space in the BMP infantry combat vehicle, as well as by paratroops.
  • RPK, 7.62x39mm — Squad automatic rifle version with longer barrel and bipod.
  • AKM, 7.62x39mm — A simplified, lighter version of the AK-47; Type 4 receiver is made from stamped and riveted sheet metal (see schematic above).^ AK-47 Folding Stock .
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    ^ T-6 adjustable stock, Flat Dark Earth for stamped AK receiver .
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    ^ The AK type rifle used is highly inaccurate.
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    .A slanted muzzle device was added to counter climb in automatic fire.^ Muzzle Brake Krinkov Flash Hider The Smith Enterprise Muzzle Brakes keep the muzzle level on rapid fire (reduces muzzle climb and felt recoil).
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    .Rifle weight is 3.1 kg (6.8 lb) due to the lighter receiver.
  • AKMS, 7.62x39mm — Folding-stock version of the AKM intended for airborne troops.^ The exciting, sporty look of the Fiberforce butt stock and handguard will transform your 7.62x39mm MAK-90 rifle into an accessorized beauty.
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    ^ The 7.62mm AKM assault rifle and its folding-stock twin, the AKMS, were based on the popular AK-47 design.
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    Stock may be either side- or under-folding
  • AK-74 series, 5.45x39mm
  • AK-101 series
  • AK-103/AK-104 series
  • AK-107/AK-108 series

Production outside of the Soviet Union/Russia

Military variants only.
Country Variant(s)
Albania Unknown. Others
Automatiku Shqiptar tipi 1982 (ASH-82) Albanian Automatik Rifle type 1982 (Straight forward copy of Type 56, which in turn is a clone of the Soviet AKM rifle)[31]
Tip C (Type C) Sniper Rifle
Bulgaria AKK (Type 3 AK-47), AKKS (Type 3 with side-folding buttstock)
AKKMS (AKMS) AKKN-47 (fittings for NPSU night sights)
AK-47M1 (Type 3 with black polymer furniture)
AK-47MA1/AR-M1 (same as -M1, but in 5.56 mm NATO)
AKS-47M1 (AKMS in 5.56x45mm NATO), AKS-47MA1 (same as AKS-47M1, but semi-automatic only)
AKS-47S (AK-47M1, short version, with East German folding stock, laser aiming device)
AKS-47UF (short version of -M1, Russian folding stock), AR-SF (same as -47UF, but 5.56 mm NATO)
AKS-93SM6 (similar to -47M1, cannot use grenade launcher)
RKKS, AKT-47 (.22 rimfire training rifle)
People's Republic of China Type 56
German Democratic Republic MPi-K (AK-47), MPi-KS (AKS), MPi-KM (AKM), MPi-KMS-72 (AKMS), KK-MPi Mod.69 (.22-Lr select-fire trainer);
Egypt AK-47, Misr assault rifle (AKM), Maadi
Ethiopia AK-47, AK-103
Hungary AK-63D/E (AMM/AMMSz), AKM-63, AMD-65, AMD-65M, AMP, NGM 5.56
Iraq Tabuk Sniper Rifle, Tabuk Assault Rifle (AKM/AKMS), Tabuk Short Assault Rifle
India AK-47
Iran KLS (AK-47), KLF (AKS), KLT (AKMS)
Finland RK 62, RK 95 TP
Nigeria OBJ-006[32]
North Korea Type 58A (Type 3 AK-47), Type 58B (stamped steel folding stock), Type 68A (AKM-47) Type 68B (AKMS)
Pakistan Reverse engineered by hand and machine in Pakistan's highland areas near the border of Afghanistan.
Poland pmK/kbk AK (name has changed from pmK - "pistolet maszynowy Kałasznikowa", Kalashnikov SMG to the kbk AK - "karabinek AK", Kalashnikov Carbine in mid 1960s) (AK-47), kbkg wz. 1960, kbk AKM (AKM), kbk AKMS (AKMS), kbk wz. 1988 Tantal based on the 7.62 mm kbk AKMS wz. 81, kbs wz. 1996 Beryl
Romania PM md. 63 (AKM), PM md. 65 (AKMS), PM md. 90 (AKMS), collectively exported under the umbrella name AIM or AIMS
PA md. 86 (AK-74), exported as the AIMS-74
PM md. 90 short barrel (AK-104), PA md. 86 short barrel (AK-105) exported as the AIMR
Serbia Zastava M76, M77, M92, M21
Sudan MAZ,[33] based on the Type 56
Vietnam Chinese Type 56
Venezuela License granted, factory under construction[34]
Former Yugoslavia M60, M64 (AK-47 with longer barrel), M64A (grenade launcher), M64B (M64 w/ folding stock), M66, M70, M70A, M70B1, M70AB2,
Certainly more have been produced elsewhere; but the above list represents known producers and is limited to only military variants. An updated AKM design is still produced in Russia.

Derivatives

Type 56 and AKS-47
.The basic design of the AK-47 has been used as the basis for other successful rifle designs such as the Finnish Rk 62/76 and Rk 95 TP, the Israeli Galil, the Indian INSAS and the Yugoslav Zastava M76 and M77/82 rifles.^ AK-47 Rifles Series .
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^ AK-47 / MAK-90 Rifle Front Sight Adjustment Tool .
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^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

.Several bullpup designs have surfaced such as the Chinese Norinco Type 86S, although none have been produced in quantity.^ Imbel Logo FAL Type 3 Receiver Code: 074 Price: $269.95 Quantity in Basket: none .
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Bullpup conversions are also available commercially.

Licensing

Russia has repeatedly claimed that the majority of manufacturers produce AK-47s without a proper license from IZH.[35][36] .The Izhevsk Machine Tool Factory acquired a patent in 1999, making manufacture of the Kalashnikov rifle system by anyone other than themselves illegal.^ (Kalashnikov makes an excellent sniper rifle also.

^ Designed as a modular sling for all Intrafuse Rifle Systems, our sling will also work with many other firearms using their original furniture.
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^ This is a history of the worlds most successful military rifle and the arms factory that made the Kalashnikov family of weapons.
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[22] .However, nearly one million AK-47 assault rifles are manufactured without a license each year.^ AK-47: More Assault Rifle Fun .
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^ U.S. manufactured AK-47 component pieces.
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^ Warranty : One year manufacturer's.
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[9]

Illicit trade

Cambodian AKM with black furniture
.Throughout the world, the AK and its variants are among the most commonly smuggled small arms sold to governments, rebels, criminals, and civilians alike, with little international oversight.^ Fits most variations of AK, MAK-90, and Maadi.
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^ This is a history of the worlds most successful military rifle and the arms factory that made the Kalashnikov family of weapons.
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^ The AK-47 is one of the most widely recognized and issued weapons in the world.
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.November 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] In some countries, prices for AKs are very low; in Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Congo and Ethiopia, prices are between $30–$125 per weapon, and prices have fallen in the last few decades due to mass counterfeiting.^ Log in to Reply jmcargal says: 100 June 30, 2008 at 10:04 pm You keep saying that the AK-47 is one of the most used assault weapons in the world.

^ Log in to Reply CaptainJack says: 9.3 June 30, 2008 at 12:27 pm I know I said AK-47 was my weapon of choice.

^ I still think that some weapons are just not needed by average people.
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.Moisés Naím observed that in a small town in Kenya in 1986, an AK-47 cost fifteen cows but that in 2005, the price was down to four cows indicating that supply was "immense".[37] The weapon has appeared in a number of conflicts including clashes in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

^ Log in to Reply donfelipegonzales says: 116 July 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm Dear teacher, The french army created the “Famas” a good weapon, not as famous as the AK 47 but as reliable.

^ This is the definitive reference work on the AK-47 family of weapons.
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[38]
.After the Soviet retreat from Afghanistan, the Soviet Army left quantities of weapons including AKs[citation needed] which were subsequently used in the civil war between the Taliban and the Northern Alliance and were also exported to Pakistan.^ Says: July 17th, 2009 at 4:07 pm Let’s hope he’s including instructions on what we need to be doing with our AK variants and other weapons.
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^ No license needed!Originally designed for police use, this model was a favorite sidearm and back-up gun of many officers during the Civil War.
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^ Weapons including knives, clubs, firearms, stones and glasses or bottles were used in 24% of violent incidents in 2004-05, compared with 21% the previous year.
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.The gun is now also made in Pakistan's semi-autonomous areas (see more at Khyber Pass Copy).^ "V-53: Vector Arms is now offering for sale a semi-auto version of the famous HK-53 machine gun.
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^ There were test made and established that there was more crime in place's where guns were prohibited than in place's they werent.
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^ IN COMMUNITIES WHERE GUNS ARE PREVALENT, CRIME IS VERY LOW…SOME AREA’S NON-EXISTENT. EVERY “REASONABLE” PERSON “SHOULD” OWN A GUN. I would feel safer if proper handling of a weapon was taught and made more easily.
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.It is widely used by tribes in Africa like the Hamer, amongst others.^ Other than the name, which is menacing as it soudns like, but is not, the same as the one used in wars.
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[citation needed]
.The World Bank estimates that out of the 500 million total firearms available worldwide, 100 million are of the Kalashnikov family, and 75 million of which are AK-47s.^ This is a history of the worlds most successful military rifle and the arms factory that made the Kalashnikov family of weapons.
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[39] .Mikhail Kalashnikov addressed the United Nations in 2006 at a conference aimed at solving the problem of illicit weapons, saying that he appreciated the AK-47's role in state-sponsored defense but that counterfeit weapons carrying his name in the hands of "terrorists and thugs" caused him regret.^ Not to say i don’t respect the AK-47.

^ Wayne Pacific Says: July 18th, 2009 at 2:29 am The AK 47 is illegal in California.
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^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

[40]

Cultural influence

Man with Kalashnikov in Mago National Park (Ethiopia).
.During the Cold War, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China and the United States supplied arms and technical knowledge to numerous client-state countries and rebel forces.^ "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
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^ Where are the People to obtain their military ordinance to defend our Republic from a full force Nazi global military?
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^ Were you sitting on the edge of your seat on February 18,1991 while hearing the President of the United States announce it to the people during his State of the Union Address?
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.While the United States used the relatively expensive M-14 battle rifle and M16 assault rifle during this time, it generally supplied older surplus weapons to its allies.^ Can't remember exactly, but I think the term "Assult Rifle" was invented during WWII and was used to descride small light caliber fully automatic weapons.
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^ By xSyphex 1150748914 Reply Spam [+2] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 1579408 2 So you use an assault rifle to hunt?
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^ This is the first time the kits are offered in the United States.
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.The low production and materials costs of the AK-47 meant that the Soviet Union could produce and supply client states with this rifle instead of sending surplus munitions.^ AK-47 Rifles Series .
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^ AK-47 / MAK-90 Rifle Front Sight Adjustment Tool .
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^ Log in to Reply Marina says: 49.2.13 July 1, 2008 at 10:53 am lostforwords, AK-47 is a product name or brand name..

As a result, the Cold War saw the mass export, sometimes free of charge, of AK-47s by the Soviet Union and Communist China to pro-communist countries and groups such as the Nicaraguan Sandinistas and Viet Cong. The AK design was spread to over 55 national armies and dozens of paramilitary groups.
.The proliferation of this weapon is reflected by more than just numbers.^ Far more than what he just killed.
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^ The police officer that shot the suspect in the video more than likely personally owned the weapon that he killed the perp with.
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^ The criminals have more rights than the person just trying to live his life.
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.The AK is included in the flag of Mozambique and its coat of arms, an acknowledgement that the country's leaders gained power in large part through the effective use of their AK-47s.^ This HK Parts set can be used to assemble a G3/HK91 rifle, all parts included except upper receiver.
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^ He just happened to be using an AK. The AK shoots the 7.62x39 round, a low powered round in the high powered caliber world.
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^ There are numerous AK-47 parts kits on the market such as the Hungarian AMD-65, Hungarian AMD-63, Romanian, Bulgarian AK-47, Bulgarian AK-74 including the 74 side folding kit.
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[41] It is also found in the coat of arms of Zimbabwe and East Timor, the revolution era coat of arms of Burkina Faso, the flag of Hezbollah, and the logo of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
.Western cultures, especially the United States, have seen the AK-47 most often in the hands of nations and groups the United States condemns; first the Soviet Army, then its Communist allies during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.^ This is the first time the kits are offered in the United States.
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^ Even if he couldn't have owned an AK-47 he would have just used a regular hunting rifle or a shot gun or what-ever he could get his hands on.
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^ AK 47 is one of the toughest war machine guns ever built..
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.During the 1980s, the Soviet Union became the principal arms dealer to countries embargoed by the United States, including many Middle Eastern nations such as Syria, Libya and Iran, who were willing to ally with the Soviet Union against U.S. supported states like Israel.^ Incidents such as what happened today are rare in Great Britain because guns are more difficult to obtain than in the United States.
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^ Were you sitting on the edge of your seat on February 18,1991 while hearing the President of the United States announce it to the people during his State of the Union Address?
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.After the fall of the Soviet Union, AK-47s were sold both openly and on the black market to any group with cash, including drug cartels and dictatorial states, and more recently they have been seen in the hands of extremist factions such as the Taliban and Al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Iraq, and FARC guerrillas in Colombia.^ Sure there will be a black market, but the high prices will keep them out of the hands of people like the dimwit in this video at least.
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^ And even then, not so much in the US anyway -- more where there's either warring drug cartels, or where they're plentiful from Cold War shenanigans.
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^ The TAPCO G2 fire control groups are the most reliable and best selling AK triggers on the market.
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.In the United States, movie makers often arm criminals, gang members and terrorist characters with AKs.^ Maybe he’s not selling those AK’s for people to defend their homes from intruders, maybe, just maybe he’s selling them, or giving them away, so that Missourians have the ability to defend their state, lives, & property, from the United States Government?
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.For these reasons, the AK-47 is stereotypically regarded by most U.S.-influenced cultures as the weapon of the enemy.^ By all reasonable comparisons, the AK-47 is an inferior gun.
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^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

^ This is the definitive reference work on the AK-47 family of weapons.
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In Mexico, the weapon is known as "Cuerno de Chivo" (literally "Ram's Horn) and is commonly associated with drug cartels and the local mafia. It is sometimes mentioned in folk music lyrics.
In 2006, Colombian musician and peace activist César López devised the escopetarra, an AK converted into a guitar. .One sold for US$17,000 in a fundraiser held to benefit the victims of anti-personnel mines, while another was exhibited at the United Nations' Conference on Disarmament.^ So, the highest number is 17 killed in one event (Scotland), compared to the US were 16 were killed.
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[42]

Kalashnikov Museum

.The Kalashnikov Museum (also called the AK-47 museum) opened on November 4, 2004 in Izhevsk, a city in the Ural Mountains of Russia.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

^ But, if somebody decided to purchase an AK-47, like my shooting buddy did, be sure to fork out a little extra money for an AK made in Russia.

^ No open container law, AK-47 vouchers, and criminals getting beat up for stabbing women.
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The museum chronicles the biography of General Kalashnikov, from his childhood to proletarian hero. .The Museum Complex of Small Arms of M. T. Kalashnikov, a series of halls and multimedia exhibitions devoted to the AK-47 assault rifle and its offspring.^ AK-47: More Assault Rifle Fun .
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^ AK-47 / MAK-90 Rifle Front Sight Adjustment Tool .
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^ The Ak-47 that they give away is not a FULLY auto its no different than ANY semi-auto rifle.
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The museum complex has been drawing on average 10,000 visitors a month. The museum serves as Russia's monument to an infantry weapon and to the workers who have made it for 61 years.
It presents the guns and their history with civic pride and a revived sense of national confidence. Think of Izhesvk as the Detroit of Slavic small arms. .The exhibitions, ranging from static displays of weapons to plasma-screen video presentations showing the guns' use in recent decades, reflect a laborer's affection for what has long flowed from nearby foundries and assembly lines.^ Don't take away the right of the law abiding citizens to have a weapon of equal power to protect themselves from those who use guns for criminal purposes.
  • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Cops use #4 buck and at close range, will take your head clean off, even in a riot-length gun.
  • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead, he will give buyers a voucher to use at a gun store after they obtain a license to carry a concealed weapon.
  • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

Much of the material is also viewed through the life of Gen. .Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the man credited with designing the weapon in secret trials in 1947, and who still lives a few blocks away.^ This book chronicles the fruits of the partnership between Kalashnikov and Izhmash as well as the weapons of other Izhmash designers and those of competing designers.
  • Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale. 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunaccessories.com [Source type: General]

^ But weapons such as an AK47 as this man used are military weapons designed for large-scale, long-range slaughter and should be banned.
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[43]
"We emphasize the peaceful side of this story," said Nadezhda Vechtomova, the museum director. ."We are trying to separate the weapon as a weapon of murder from the people who are producing it and to tell its history in our country."^ That's what I keep trying to tell people!
  • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

^ I bet these people who think that guns should be outlawed do not understand how this country was created and for what reasons.
  • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do me a favor look into your local police arrest records and tell me how many people were arrested were carrying illegal weapons.
  • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Users

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Ethiopian soldier aiming with an AK-47.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Table data are for AK-47 with Type 2/3 receiver
  2. ^ AK-47 Inventor Doesn't Lose Sleep Over Havoc Wrought With His Invention
  3. ^ a b Bidwell, Shelford. The Encyclopedia of land warfare in the 20th century, p. 199. Spring Books, 1977.
  4. ^ Bellamy RF, Zajtchuk R. The physics and biophysics of wound ballistics. In: Zajtchuk R, ed. Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty, Vol. 5, Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, United States of America (1990) pp. 146-155
  5. ^ U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition Failures and Solutions, GK Roberts, NDIA Dallas, TX, 21 May 2008 http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2008Intl/Roberts.pdf
  6. ^ Wounding Effects of the AK-47 Rifle Used by Patrick Purdy in the Stockton, California, Schoolyard Shooting of January 17, 1989, Fackler, Martin L. M.D.; Malinowski, John A. B.S.; Hoxie, Stephen W. B.S.; Jason, Alexander B.A., American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, September 1990
  7. ^ Poyer, Joe. The AK-47 and AK-74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations. North Cape Publications. 2004.
  8. ^ a b "Weaponomics: The Economics of Small Arms". http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/pdfs/2006-13text.pdf. 
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  10. ^ Bolotin, D.N, "Soviet Small-Arms and Ammunition", pp 68.
  11. ^ Bolotin, pp 69-71.
  12. ^ J.F.S. (July 1983). "IMI Galil". Soldier of Fortune (AK-47.net). http://www.ak-47.net/ak47/galil.html. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
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  16. ^ VAL SHILIN. "Mikhail Kalashnikov". Power Custom. http://www.powercustom.com/AKPages/MikhailKalashnikov.htm. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  17. ^ Bolotin, pp 64.
  18. ^ Poyer, 8
  19. ^ a b Poyer, 9
  20. ^ a b Ezell, 36
  21. ^ Poyer, 11
  22. ^ a b Poyer, 2
  23. ^ "An AK for Every Market by James Dunnigan April 23, 2003". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2007-03-25. http://web.archive.org/web/20070325171640/http://www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/20030423.asp. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
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  25. ^ Popeneker, Maxim & Williams, Anthony. Assault Rifle The Crowood Press Ltd. (2005) ISBN 1-86126-700-2.
  26. ^ a b Department of the Army. Operators Manual for AK-47 Assault Rifle. 203d Military Intelligence Battalion
  27. ^ Bellamy RF, Zajtchuk R. The physics and biophysics of wound ballistics. In: Zajtchuk R, ed. Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty, Vol. 5, Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, United States of America (1990) Fig 4-38 p. 148
  28. ^ Bellamy RF, Zajtchuk R. The physics and biophysics of wound ballistics. In: Zajtchuk R, ed. Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty, Vol. 5, Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, United States of America (1990) Fig. 4-34 p. 145
  29. ^ Bellamy RF, Zajtchuk R. The physics and biophysics of wound ballistics. In: Zajtchuk R, ed. Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty, Vol. 5, Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, United States of America (1990) Fig. 4-39 p. 148
  30. ^ Bellamy RF, Zajtchuk R. The physics and biophysics of wound ballistics. In: Zajtchuk R, ed. Textbook of Military Medicine, Part I: Warfare, Weaponry, and the Casualty, Vol. 5, Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries. Washington, DC: Office of the Surgeon General, Department of the Army, United States of America (1990) pp. 149-152
  31. ^ "Medialb.com". Medialb.com. http://www.medialb.com/forumi/detaje.asp?forumi=22&kat=7&faqja=2&tema=4626. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  32. ^ Nigeria to mass-produce Nigerian version of AK-47 rifles. Retrieved on October 5, 2008.
  33. ^ "MAZ". Military Industry Corporation. http://mic.sd/images/products/wepons/en/MAZbn.html. Retrieved 2009-02-08. 
  34. ^ MARTIN SIEFF (August 15, 2007). "Defense Focus: Venezuela's Kalashnikovs". UPI.com. http://www.upi.com/International_Security/Industry/Analysis/2007/08/15/defense_focus_venezuelas_kalashnikovs/1273/. Retrieved 2008-10-19. 
  35. ^ "Восточная Европа захватила рынок продаж автоматов Калашникова". Lenta.ru. http://www.lenta.ru/news/2006/06/13/rifles/. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 
  36. ^ "'Ижмаш' подсчитал контрафактные автоматы Калашникова". Lenta.ru. http://lenta.ru/news/2006/04/15/fake. Retrieved 2006-07-19. 
  37. ^ "Carnegie Council. ''ILLICIT: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy''. Moisés Naím, Joanne J. Myers. November 9, 2005". Cceia.org. 2005-11-09. http://www.cceia.org/resources/transcripts/5279.html. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  38. ^ "The AK-47: The World's Favourite Killing Machine." ControlArms Briefing Note. Internet, available from http://www.controlarms.org/en/documents%20and%20files/reports/english-reports/the-ak-47-the-worlds-favourite-weapon/at_download/file, accessed 11/02/2008.
  39. ^ Worldbank. Post-Conflict Transitions Working Paper No. 10. Weaponomics: The Global Market for Assault Rifles. Phillip Killicoat, Economics, Oxford University. April 2007
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References

  • Cutshaw, Charlie; Shilin, Valery. .Legends and Reality of the AK: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the History, Design, and Impact of the Kalashnikov Family of Weapons.^ This is the definitive reference work on the AK-47 family of weapons.
    • Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale. 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunaccessories.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This book chronicles the fruits of the partnership between Kalashnikov and Izhmash as well as the weapons of other Izhmash designers and those of competing designers.
    • Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale. 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunaccessories.com [Source type: General]

    ^ This is a history of the worlds most successful military rifle and the arms factory that made the Kalashnikov family of weapons.
    • Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale. 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunaccessories.com [Source type: General]

    Boulder, CO: Paladin Press, 2000 (paperback, ISBN 1-58160-069-0).
  • Ezell, Edward Clinton (1986). .The AK-47 Story: Evolution of the Kalashnikov Weapons.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

    ^ This is the definitive reference work on the AK-47 family of weapons.
    • Ak-47, Ak-47 Parts Kits, Gun Accessories offers the world's largest selection of knives, guns, and firearm brands for sale. 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunaccessories.com [Source type: General]

    ^ ChuckyV : highendmighty: And what of all this "concealed weapons permit" for an AK-47?
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-0916-7.
      (Before his death, Ezell was the curator of military history at the Smithsonian Museum.)
  • Ezell, Edward Clinton; R. Blake Stevens (2001). Kalashnikov: The Arms and the Man. Cobourg, ON: Collector Grade Publications. ISBN 0-88935-267-4. 
  • managing editor, Claire Folkard. (2005). Guinness World Records 2005. London: Guinness World Records. ISBN 1-892051-22-2. 
  • Hodges, Michael. AK47: the Story of the People's Gun. London: Sceptre, 2007 (hardcover, ISBN 0340921048).
  • Kahaner, Larry. .AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War.^ I used to play a online game called ‘Counter-strike’ My weapon of choice was the AK-47.

    ^ ChuckyV : highendmighty: And what of all this "concealed weapons permit" for an AK-47?
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But there is a weapon I prefer more than ak-47.

    Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006 (hardcover, ISBN 0-471-72641-9).
  • Kalashnikov, Mikhail. The Gun that Changed the World. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2006 (hardcover, ISBN 0-7456-3691-8; paperback, ISBN 0-7456-3692-6).
  • Poyer, Joe (2004). .The AK-47 and AK-74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations (Paperback).^ The Ak-47 that they give away is not a FULLY auto its no different than ANY semi-auto rifle.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Home > Lipsey's Product Catalog > Century Arms > AK-47 Rifles Series > Yugo M70AB2 Paratrooper .
    • http://www.lipseys.com/itemfinder.aspx?mfg=Century+Arms&family=AK-47+Rifles+Series&model=Yugo+M70AB2+Paratrooper 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.lipseys.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ To include with the sale of each vehicle, 2 not one but 2 AK 47 rifles with two magazines each and 1000 rds of ammunition.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Tustin, CA: North Cape Publications. ISBN 1-882391-33-0.
     
  • Edward Clinton Ezell ; with research assistance of Thomas M. Pegg. (1983). Small Arms of the World. New York: Barnes & Nobles. ISBN 0-88029-601-1. 
  • Walter, John. Kalashnikov (Greenhill Military Manuals). London: Greenhill Books, 1999 (Hardcover, ISBN 1-85367-364-1).

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Quotations about the AK-47 assault rifle. (Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947 ; Russian: Автомат Калашникова образца 1947 года)
  • No, we're not looking at how to control criminals... we're talking about banning the .AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.^ An ak 47 is fully automatic is that legal?
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The AK-47 was set on fully automatic.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    ^ I have fired the AK 47, the AKM, the RPK, the RPG, the Uzi, Mini-14, Of course the M-16, the M-203, the M2 .50 caliber machine gun, the M-60 Machine Gun.
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ~ .Howard Metzenbaum
  • One of the bulldozers uncovered the decomposing body of an enemy soldier, complete with AK47. I happened to be standing right there, looking down into the hole and pulled the AK out of the bog.^ And HERE is what I found out the front end of an AK is SUPPOSED to look like: Now THAT'S what I'M talking about!!!
    • AK-47/74 rifles from around the world... - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ AK. old transferable ones are ~$15000 new ones can be had for $100 in certain parts of the world, you just can't bring them legally into the US. .
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And if we happen to be raped, beatn or shot full of holes beofre the police get there.Then I guess we are sh*t outa luck …..
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ."Watch this, guys," I said, "and I'll show you how a real infantry weapon works."^ This guy spoke his mind and said it the way any reponsible male or real leader should say it.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Everyone says you’re smart because of your language interests, but no ones says how really, really smart you are as an internet businesswoman.
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Log in to Reply CaptainJack says: 92.1.2 June 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm So thats how you show your love for Prospero811.

    .I pulled the bolt back and fired 30 rounds - the AK could have been cleaned that day rather than buried in glug for a year or so.^ The extra 12mm of case length allows for enough extra powder to propel the M60 round 600 feet per second (fps) faster than the AK round.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, this method will not appeal to the purist as the hole will be seen on the bolt carrier upon pulling the bolt back.
    • AK-47 « The Shooter's Log 6 February 2010 10:11 UTC cheaperthandirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This is NOT an exhaustive list to say the VERY least, as there are more types of AKs out there than I could BEGIN to evaluate.
    • AK-47/74 rifles from around the world... - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: General]

    .That was the kind of weapon our soldiers needed, not the confidence-sapping M-16. ~ David Hackworth, US Army battallion commander, Vietnam War.^ A group of soldiers were allegedly arrested recently, for reportedly stealing weapons from an army barracks in Harare.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    ^ You would never find a soldier buried with an M-16, the most highly sought combat weapon on the planet, even today.

    ^ American US Army female recruits at Fort McClellan, Alabama in 1978 leared to shoot the american M-16 infantry rifle.
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    In About Face, The Macmillan Company of Australia 1989 p669
I've seen gangsta's get religious when they start bleedin
Sayin "Lord, Jesus Help Me" cause they ass leakin
When they window roll down and that A.K. come out
You can squeeze ya lil handgun until you run out
And you can run for ya back-up
But them machine gun shells gone tear ya back up
  • AK-47 is the tool. Don't make me act the motherfucking fool. ~ .Ice Cube in the NWA song Straight Outta Compton.
  • Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947, more commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov.^ ChuckyV : highendmighty: And what of all this "concealed weapons permit" for an AK-47?
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But there is a weapon I prefer more than ak-47.

    ^ And what of all this "concealed weapons permit" for an AK-47?
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    .It's the world's most popular assault rifle, a weapon all fighters love.^ Weapons include 9mm pistols, Lee Enfield rifles, shawed-off shotguns, MP5s and the occassional, coveted M60 assault rifle.

    ^ I read some comments like “if we don’t have weapons in the world, we could all life in peace”, that’s right, but there is something called reallity.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ SUMTER -- Last Halloween, when Tony "T.J." Darrisaw happily ran up to a single-story house in Sumter, he was met by a burst of fire from one of world's deadliest weapons -- an AK-47 assault rifle.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    An elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood, it doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It will fire whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. .It's so easy even a child could use it, and they do.^ It would be nice if they could do their "Inner Spiritual Struggle" without the use of AK47's for a change.
    • Dearborn, Michigan: Muslim caught in park with AK-47 assault rifle - Jihad Watch 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I thought you could even take the firing pin out of them and they would still fire!
    • AK-47/74 rifles from around the world... - Police Forums & Law Enforcement Forums @ Officer.com 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC forums.officer.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Even if he couldn't have owned an AK-47 he would have just used a regular hunting rifle or a shot gun or what-ever he could get his hands on.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. .One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.^ Check your magazine and make sure that no paint build up in the mag well prevents mag insertion.
    • AK-47 « The Shooter's Log 6 February 2010 10:11 UTC cheaperthandirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sure, it's not the best thing for a kid, but this isn't a commercial product we're talking about here this is one guy tinkering with his own property.
    • AK-47 Wiimote Makes Wii Zapper Look Tame by Comparison | GamePolitics 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.gamepolitics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important, so that no one can ever boast in the presence of God.
    • Dearborn, Michigan: Muslim caught in park with AK-47 assault rifle - Jihad Watch 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ~ .Yuri OrlovLord of War
  • You get rich by giving the poorest people on the planet the means to continue killing each other.^ Semi-automatic weapons such as AK47's and other assault rifles, as well as Uzis and sniper rifles, are specifically designed to kill people in large numbers and with efficiency.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, the good people who don't go killing others follow the gun laws.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By Teddy_bare 1150810886 Reply Spam [+0] Moderate Up Moderate Down Remove 959168 2 American Logic Give weapons that are meant to kill people to everybody so they can protect themselves from others with guns.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Do you know why I do what I do?^ Here in America the the crime rate is certainly lower than it is in someplace like Austrailia or the UK. You know i wonder why?
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Log in to Reply roadrunrnch says: 5.2 June 30, 2008 at 7:02 pm Don’t know why it posted to you ?
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I mean, there are more prestigous assignments. Keeping track of nuclear arsenals. .You'd think that more critical to world security.^ I think it is assinine for people to think just because you own a gun you are ignorant, or unknowledge in the laws or the world.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you think you are blessed because your country has more stringent gun laws, you have a false sense of security.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This, if for no other reason, makes your post ban Maadi worth more than you think.
    • AK-47 « The Shooter's Log 6 February 2010 10:11 UTC cheaperthandirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But, it's not. No. .Nine out of ten war victims today are killed with assault rifles and small arms.^ Three of Nine Jamaican Gunmen Killed in Early Morning AK-47 Shoot-out .
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    ^ KLIMOVSK -- Russia is working to reach an agreement with China on copyright protection of Kalashnikov assault rifles, the head of Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Thursday.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    ^ MOSCOW -- Ten countries have applied for licenses to construct plants to produce Kalashnikov assault rifles, a deputy CEO of Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Tuesday.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    Like yours. Those nuclear missiles, they're sitting in their silos. .Your AK-47, that is the real weapon of mass destruction.^ If this is a REAL ak-47 then he is a REAL terrorist.
    • Dearborn, Michigan: Muslim caught in park with AK-47 assault rifle - Jihad Watch 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The weapon is an AK-47 with 7 live rounds.
    • AK-47 Assault Rifle AK47 - Daily Bulletin from Gun Policy News 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.gunpolicy.org [Source type: News]

    ^ By the way my favorite weapons are the AK 47 , the W200 and the “Desert Eagle”.They are noisy weapons but effective.Although another good weapon and silent is the M16 from the USA. .
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ~ .Jack ValentineLord of War
  • AK-47, the very best there is.^ The very best there is.
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are instructions online (AK-47.net) on how to sight-in a Russian-style scope.
    • AK-47 « The Shooter's Log 6 February 2010 10:11 UTC cheaperthandirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But there is a weapon I prefer more than ak-47.

    .When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every single motherfucker in the room; accept no substitute.^ When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfarker in the room, accept no substitutes.
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ^ No matter what you do if someone wants to kill they will.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Plus, an adjustable palm rest guides your hand into the same position every time you pick up the rifle.
    • AR-15 parts, AK-47 parts, FN-FAL parts, HK parts, Mini 14 parts, MP5 parts, firearms, accessories &: Product List 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.floridagunworks.com [Source type: General]

    ~ .Ordell RobbieJackie Brown
  • Stop, Hold Your Fire, Put Down Your Weapon, You'll Never Get To Heaven With An AK47! ~ Conceived by Terry Hall and used in the Oui 3 song For What It's Worth
  • Even saw the lights of the Goodyear Blimp, And it read Ice Cube's a pimp, Drunk as hell but no throwing up, Half way home and my pager still blowing up, Today I didn't even have to use my A.K., I got to say it was a good day.^ If I can talk my way out of a fight then I have used good karate.

    ^ All are good, just depends on what blows your skirt up.
    • AK-47 « The Shooter's Log 6 February 2010 10:11 UTC cheaperthandirt.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As long as you don't end up using the AK, I'd have to say this is a good day.
    • FARK.com: (4516713) Buy a truck, get a free AK-47. Rebel flag flying from the bed optional 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: General]

    ~ .Ice Cube in the song It Was A Good Day.
  • You gotta keep in mind man I grew up in Mogadishu, the only law was gun law, you gotta walk with a pistol.^ Good on you man, keep it up.
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you don\'t like guns stay the F**k out, you will only end up raising my dental insurance premium.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Remindes me of Longs Drugs, the only store where you could walk in buy a six pack, diapers and a 30.06 .
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You get laughed at for being so insensitive to the environment because how will you be heard when them big boys be firing.^ Everyone says you’re smart because of your language interests, but no ones says how really, really smart you are as an internet businesswoman.
    • AK-47 in Russian 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.hotforwords.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And if you place it at an unaccessable place how are you going to use it yourself in an urgent situation you will lose time because you placed at a difficult place to reach.
    • Cops Vs. AK-47 - Video 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.metacafe.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It might be because it was FUBAR from being used by so many other trainees so I couldn’t tell you if it was the best when in better condition.

    War is no place for a child, especially if he's rolling with an AK and a smile. ~ .K'naan in the song Smile.
  • If I had to go to a planet...an unknown planet, and I was allowed to take one firearm, it would be an AK-47. Discovery Channel's top 10 Combat rifles
  • That weapon is going to keep you alive Discovery Channel's top 10 Combat rifles
  • Is there design this good that doesn't kill people?^ If someone was trying to kill her, would’t SHE want a damn good weapon?
    • Missouri Dealership Gives Away AK-47 With Purchase of New Truck 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But there is a weapon I prefer more than ak-47.

    ^ Spy on you… AK-47.

    w:Good Magazine, September/October 2007.
  • A is for Apple, K is for Killing, I'm killing, 47 million, Civilians ~ Da Lench Mob - Freedom got an AK
  • He's got an AK-47 for his best friend,to buisness the American way - Queensryche - Empire

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English

an AK-47

Etymology

.From Russian АК-47, shortened from автомат Калашникова 1947, from the name of the designer Mikhail Kalashnikov.^ In 1947, Mikhail Kalashnikov, the legendary Russian gun designer, created the AK-47 assault rifle.
  • AK-47 : Cold Steel Folding Knives / Pocket Knives 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.coldsteel.com [Source type: General]
  • COLD STEEL 58LAK AK-47 KNIFE 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC www.highcaliberknives.com [Source type: General]

^ Russian Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the AK-47 rifle .
  • GunBlog: The AK-47 turns 60 9 February 2010 12:40 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: General]

^ The 47 is for the year it was first designed, 1947.

Pronunciation

  • (RP)
    • IPA: /ˌeɪkeɪfɔːtiˈsevən/

Proper noun

Singular
AK-47
Plural
AK-47s
AK-47 (plural AK-47s)
  1. (weaponry) The 1947 Kalashnikov assault rifle or similar rifles built to this design.

Synonyms

Related terms

  • AK-74

Translations


Simple English

AK-47
File:Rifle AK
An AK-47
Type Assault Rifle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Service history
In service 1949-present
Used by Warsaw Pact countries, many others
Wars Most wars in the past 50 years
Production history
Designer Mikhail Kalashnikov
Designed 1947
Manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works, now Izmash
Number built Over 100 million
Specifications
Weight 3.8 kg (8.4 lb) empty, 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) loaded
Length 870 mm (34.25 in)

Cartridge 7.62x39mm
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 600 rounds/min
Muzzle velocity 710 m/s (~2,330 ft/s)
Effective range 300 m (330 yd)
Feed system 30-round detachable box; compatible w/ RPK 40-round box, 75-round drum magazine.
Sights Iron

The AK-47 is a Russian assault rifle designed in 1947 by Mikhail Kalashnikov and first used in 1949. It and an updated version called the AKM were used by the Soviet Union's Military (which was called the Soviet Army). It was later replaced by the AK-74 The AK-47 quickly became famous and spread all around the world because it was simple to fire, clean and maintain, and also because of its reliability. The AK-47 and its successors continue to be used by many of the world's armies. It is a cheap, reliable, and easy to use weapon. The AK-47 was also available with a folding stock, the AKS-47, and a shortened version with the AKS74 folding stock, the AKMSU (used by armoured vehicle crews), although this was soon replaced by the AKS74U, which fires the 5.45 cartridge of the AK-74. There was also a light machine gun variant with a longer barrel and different shaped stock called the RPK.

The AK-47 uses Gas-operated reloading. When the bullet is moved down the barrel, a little bit of the gas behind the bullet is made to go up a small tube that pushes away the bolt. This is special because the person who is shooting the gun does not have to reload with their hand every time that they want to shoot - the gun reloads by itself.

The AK-47 used many simple ideas that were first invented for the German Sturmgewehr 44 WW2 assault rifle. The AK-47 is a common gun used by many groups because it is so cheap and available. One of the reasons it is so common is that the Soviets left many behind when they left Afghanistan. The letters AK stand for Avtomat Kalashnikova, which is Russian for Kalashnikov's Automatic Rifle. It shoots the Soviet 7.62x39mm cartridge. It is only accurate up to 300 meters. After that the bullet starts to tumble and drop.

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