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Izhmash AK-47


The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the USSR by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova (Russian: Автомат Калашникова). It is also known as a Kalashnikov, an "AK", or in Russian slang, Kalash.

Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). After the war in 1946, the AK-46 was presented for official military trials. In 1947 the fixed-stock version was introduced into active service with selected units of the Soviet Army. An early development of the design was the AKS (S—Skladnoy or "folding"), which was equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock. In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces and used by the majority of the member states of the Warsaw Pact.

The original AK-47 was one of the first true "assault rifles" to be manufactured, after the original Sturmgewehr 44.[8][9] Even after six decades the model and its variants remain the most widely used and popular assault rifles in the world because of their durability, low production cost, and ease of use. It has been manufactured in many countries and has seen service with armed forces as well as irregular forces worldwide. The AK-47 was the basis for developing many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. More AK-type rifles have been produced than all other assault rifles combined.
Izhmash AK-47 Reviews

Posts: Guns / Izhmash: AK-47

Posted By: Michael
08/05/12 09:08 PM

Also, It is so choice. If you have the means, i highly recommend picking one up.
Posted By: Jayson
08/12/12 05:33 PM

If you have seen almost any war movie ever made, you will definitly have fun with this gun. Shoot it once and you will want one (or to make it a point to get to know someone who has one).
Posted By: Jason
08/18/12 10:15 AM

Just be careful... they buy the gun and next thing you know you're dropping 250 a month on ammo for a gun that only visits on weekends. It's like child support.