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Kalashnikov AK47 Review #14


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The world’s most widely used assault rifle, AK47 is developed by the legendary Russian designer and engineer Anatoly Alekseyevich Kalashnikov (1914-1973. entered the Red Army in Kiev, 1938 where he attended tank mechanics school.

He worked on improving the design of tanks for over twenty years. In 1940, he was wounded and had to spend two years recovering at a hospital. After returning to the battlefield, Kalashnikov fought in the Battle of Moscow and the Battle of Stalingrad.

Here at the hospital he began to conceive ideas for a new machine gun which could provide high volume, light weight firepower for soldiers in mechanized infantry.


While on temporary medical duty, stationed at Matai, he took advantage of the workshop facilities to prototype his weapon. In 1944 his first prototype was adopted for further development and finally in 1949 the Soviet Army adopted the Automatic Kalashnikov design of 1947 as their standard rifle.

In addition to M.T. Kalashnikov being a self taught inventor, the AK-47 was the result of years of development and improvements by the gun designers.


AK47 Introduction

The AK-47, officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikov is an assault rifle that was designed and manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern in Izhevsk, Russia. The design is based on the Soviet AVS-36 Spas-12, a licensed copy of the US M16 rifle. It has been in service with numerous countries, most notably Russia and various other former Soviet republics.

The Kalashnikov rifle was designed in the Soviet Union in 1947 by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The weapon is an assault rifle design that became the most popular in the world due to its design and simple operation.

Design work on the AK-47 began in 1945. It was presented for official military trials in 1947, and, in 1948, the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service for selected units of the Soviet Army. The AK was officially accepted by the Soviet Union in 1949, and it was adopted by the other Warsaw Pact nations in the following years.


The AK-47 is a semi-automatic, select-fire, gas-operated weapon with a short-recoil mechanism operated from a closed bolt. The AK-47 was developed and prototyped in the Soviet Union during the 1950s.

It was quickly adopted by the Polish People’s Army (Armia Ludowa, or the Polish Home Army) and other Warsaw Pact forces, and saw combat in the Sino-Soviet conflict of

It became the mainstay of many national armies, with more than a hundred million of them produced during the Cold War.

“As of 2004, over 500 million firearms were manufactured globally with 100 million being the most popular, namely the AK-47. The AK-47 has served as the basis for the development of many other types of small arms, such as the assault rifle and submachine gun. Approximately 70% of these guns are Russian-manufactured; Kalashnikov’s share is about a third.


In 1941 Mikhail Kalashnikov began his career as a weapon designer while recovering from a shoulder wound. It wasn’t until 1942 that he began selling his weapons to the Soviet Army. It took several years before his designs gained widespread popularity within the military.

The AK-47 is a great example of a revolutionary weapon. The Kalashnikov brothers combined the best features of the M1 and the StG 44 and created the ultimate military rifle. They had access to these weapons and did not “reinvent the wheel.


The AK-47 is the most common firearm in the world today. It is a semi-automatic rifle that has been manufactured in Russia for about half a century.

The first step in designing anything is to understand what we already know about the world and how we interact with it. There is a lot that is unknown, but knowing our surroundings helps to make sense of things that are not obvious to begin with. It’s also vital to not be afraid to try new things. Just because something is already done doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon.

Early Designs

Kalashnikov began his weapon design in. However, he didn’t receive the materials until much later. As a result, he only had a single machine gun caliber of his own design. The Soviet government eventually gave him the 62×39mm M43 cartridge for his weapon design in.

There are other engineers that also designed submachine guns, but Kalashnikov’s design is probably the most widely produced submachine gun ever made.

In 1944, a Russian designer named Mikhail Kalashnikov created the AK-47, an updated version of the SKS-45. The AK-47 was made famous by the military in Vietnam and is now the standard-issue weapon for many armies across the world.


The Soviet Union sought to develop an all-purpose assault rifle during World War II. Russian soldier, Sergo Ordzhonikidze, submitted a design in 1944. After this design had been rejected, Kalashnikov submitted another design to the competition, but he was not chosen as the winner.

Prototypes for the AK-47 have been built in the past. The new AK-47 has changed the basic design of the AK-47 rifle, which became a worldwide success. It had a rotary bolt, a two-part receiver with separate trigger unit housing, dual controls (separate safety and fire selector switches) and a non-reciprocating charging handle located on the left side of the weapon.

Further Development

The first production models had stamped sheet metal receivers with a milled trunnion and butt stock insert, and a stamped body. Difficulties were encountered in welding the guide and ejector rails, causing high rejection rates. Instead of halting production, a heavy machined receiver was substituted for the sheet metal receiver.

The process of machining a rifle’s receiver involves many steps. To start, the barrel is drilled, then the receiver is cut with a milling machine. After that, the receiver is lathed to remove any rough spots. Then, the receiver is given a final polish. While that is going on, the metal stock is milled down to shape, and the barrel threads are put on. This last step of the process makes a rifle ready for testing. The finished rifle will come off the lathe and be checked for accuracy, then shipped to its final destination.


During this time, production of the interim SKS rifle continued. Once the manufacturing difficulties of non-milled receivers 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. It 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.

The M16 is the most widely used assault rifle in the United States. However, with an increased demand for the AR-15, various aftermarket manufacturers have developed aftermarket accessories for the M16 rifle. The following is a list of commonly found accessories.

It was also roughly one-third lighter than the previous model. 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.



When the Soviet Union collapsed, the AK-47 and AK-74 were still being produced at great speed. It was too late to stop the manufacturing of these rifles, and there was little the international community could do about the fact that these weapons were already in the hands of criminals around the world.

Operating Mechanism

To fire, the operator inserts a magazine, pulls back and releases the charging handle, and then pulls the trigger. Once the trigger is pulled, a new round of ammunition is inserted in the chamber. In a semi-automatic, the firearm will only fire once per trigger pull. You can also remove a cartridge from the magazine and load it into the chamber, which will continue to fire until the magazine is empty.

In fully automatic weapons, the rifle continues to fire automatically cycling fresh rounds into the chamber until the magazine is exhausted or pressure is released from the trigger. The trigger is typically released by the recoil of the weapon after each shot. To cycle the weapon, the bolt must be opened, and it must be closed again after each round is fired.

The build-up of gases in the combustion chamber is what drives the bolt carrier backwards and allows the bolt to rotate through the camming mechanism. This allows the ejector to push the spent cartridge from the chamber.

The moving assembly in the handgun has about five millimeters of free travel which, for most pistols, creates a delay between the initial recoil impulse of the piston and the bolt unlocking sequence. In the old-fashioned single-action/double action design, the entire cycle is completed in less than half of a second and the entire process is complete with the trigger pull.

The Kalashnikov assault rifle does not have a gas valve. Rather, it exhausts gases from the back of the action via a gas tube. The operating system offers no primary extraction upon bolt rotation, but instead uses an extractor claw to eject the spent cartridge case.

Gas Block

The AK-47 gas cylinder features a slotted cleaning rod that allows a rifleman to clean his rifle while firing. In addition to this, a series of gas relief ports allow gas to escape from the cylinder while preventing it from entering the barrel and damaging it.


Fire Selector

The fire selector lever on the AK-47 is operated by the shooter’s right fore-fingers, not the right hand itself. It’s a big lever located on the right side of the rifle, and acts as a dust-cover and prevents the charging handle from being pulled fully to the rear when it is on safe. The reason for this is that under stress a soldier will push the selector lever down with considerable force bypassing the full-auto stage and setting the rifle to semi-auto. When setting the weapon to full-auto, the selector lever has to be centered. To operate the fire selector lever, right handed shooters have to briefly remove their right hand from the pistol grip, which is ergonomically sub-optimal.

Some AK-type rifles have a more traditional selector lever on the left side of the receiver just above the pistol grip. This lever is operated by the shooter’s right thumb and has three settings: safe (forward), full-auto (center), and semi-auto (backward).


The original design of the AK-47 was to be a battle rifle for military use. It was adopted by the Soviet Army in 1949 and has since been a standard firearm of the Russian Army. This has not changed, but the AK-47 has been available in different variants including the AK-74 which is a lower-cost variant, the AK-74, and the AK-105. All of these firearms are widely sold throughout the world. The current AK-47 is also the basis of the Kalashnikov rifle used by several police and law enforcement agencies and private security companies.


With the introduction of the Type 3 receiver, the buttstock, lower handguard and upper heatguard were manufactured from birch plywood laminates. Such engineered woods are stronger and resist warping better than the conventional one-piece patterns, do not require lengthy maturing, and are cheaper.

The wooden furniture was finished with the Russian amber shellac finishing process. The AKS and AKMS models featured a downward-folding metal butt-stock similar to that of the German MP40 submachine-gun, for use in the restricted space in the BMP infantry combat vehicle, as well as by paratroopers.

Aluminum AKs are among the most common types of rifles. These rifles can be further sub-divided into 100 series. They are built with a barrel that measures 16 inches. The stock is made of a plastic or synthetic material and it folds into a compact package.


The AK-47 is chambered in 7.62×39 mm. This cartridge was developed during the 1950s by the Soviets for the Soviet Union’s new assault rifle design. It was adopted by the Russian military after the collapse of the Soviet Union and remains one of the most popular weapons worldwide for hunting and recreational shooting. The AK-47 is made of forged steel and polymer stocks and has a fixed gas operating system. The weapon has a rate of fire of around 500 rounds per minute.

The heavy steel construction combined with feed-lips machined from a single steel billet make these magazines highly resistant to damage.

These magazines are so strong that “Soldiers have been known to use their mags as hammers, and even bottle openers”. This contributes to the AK-47 magazine being more reliable, but makes it heavier than U.S.


Accessories for this firearm may include bayonets, barrels, cleaning kits, and sights, but none of them are required. In fact, the only part of the gun that is actually required is the rifle itself, which you could even purchase pre-assembled if you don’t like any of the included accessories. This is because they are not needed to operate the gun or fire a round of ammunition.

The AK-47/AKM was the world’s most produced assault rifle for many years. As well as having the advantage of low cost and being available in a range of calibres, it has been the weapon of choice for armies all over the world. However, in many cases, the AK-47/AKM is no longer used due to newer weapons with more advanced technology.

The VOG-25P/VOG-25PM “jumping” variant is designed to be used as a sniper rifle, while the original is designed for close quarters combat. The VOG-25P was designed in the 1970s and is often seen in use in Africa. It uses a proprietary 30mm round which is not compatible with other 30mm firearms.


The AK-47 is the world’s most widely used assault rifle. The AK series, which includes the Aksus, the Aksu-2, the Aksus and the Aksu-3, has a maximum effective range of approximately 150 meters.

If you remove the optics from the stock, you will find the 100 series side fold stock is completely different. It no longer has the little hole to go through the center of the optic mount. You can no longer fold the stock around the optic mount and the stock no longer fits together. If you attempt to fold your 100 Series side fold stock in such a way, you will destroy the optic mount. Now it may not look like much, but this is still an optical mount. I have not yet done any modifications to this mount. In fact, I just finished mounting a 1×8-15 on this mount. But if you look closely you will notice the back of the optic mount is slightly curved, and it is bent. This is caused by the optic itself pressing against the inner side of the mount.

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