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The AK-47 Rifle is a 7.62 mm assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. The rifle comes in two versions: the fixed stock AK-47 and the AKS-47 variant.


The AK-47 Rifle was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces in 1949. The AK-47 Rifle was also used as a basis for the development of countless many other types of individual and crew-served firearms. It was one of the first true assault rifles and, due to its durability and ease of use, remains the most widely used assault rifle in the world. More AK-type rifles have been produced than any other assault rifle.


The AK47 is simple, inexpensive to manufacture,


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and easy to clean and maintain. Its ruggedness and reliability are legendary. 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. This reliability comes at the cost of accuracy, as the looser tolerances do not allow the precision and consistency that are required of more accurate firearms. Reflecting Soviet infantry doctrine of its time, the rifle is meant to be part of massed infantry fire, not long range engagements. The average service life of an AK-47 Rifle is 20 to 40 years depending on the conditions to which it has been exposed.

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AK47 Rifle Data

Type: Assault Rifle
Origin: Soviet Union

Active: 1949 - Present

Designer: Mikhail Kalashnikov

Weight: 9.5lb (4.3kg) empty

Length: 34.4in (870mm)

Barrel Length: 16.3in (415mm)

Cartridge: 7.62x39mm

Action: Gas operated

Muzzle Velocity: 2,346 ft/s (715 m/s)

Rate of Fire: 600 rounds/min

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