quoted: Tens of millions of Kalashnikov rifles have been manufactured. Their short barrels, steep front-sight posts and curved magazines made them a marker of conflict that has endured for decades. The weapons also became both Soviet and revolutionary symbols and widespread instruments of terrorism, child-soldiering and crime.
never made a dime off his invention... if he would have he would have been bigger then Gaston Glock
here is the you-tube video to go with it..