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AK47 Technical Information:

Technical information on the AK47 assault rifle, tecnical data may vary depending on which version of the AK47 you have.

Caliber 7.62×39 mm
Action Gas operated, rotating bolt with 2 lugs
Overall length: 870 mm
Barrel length: 415 mm
Weight, with empty magazine: AK 4,3 kg; AKM 3,14 kg
Magazine capacity 30 rounds (40 rounds box magazines and 75 rounds drums from RPK also may be used)
Cyclic rate of fire 600 rounds per minute

Variants of the AK47:

Variants of the AK47 include: Bulgarian AK47 assault rifle The AK 47 Assault Rifle There are many variations of the AK 47 assault rifle. The AK may come as a semi-automatic or as a full-automatic rifle. The semi-automatic is for civilian use and the full-automatic version is for military and person's with the license to have them. The AK 47 assault rifle comes in: AKS-47, RPK, AKM, AKMS, AK74, AK101, AK103, AK107, AK200, Saiga, KSK shotgun Countries that produce the AK 47: The AK47 is one of the most widely produced assault rifles in the world. It is extremely durable, reliable and is very cheap to mass produce.


AK 47 underfolder with drum:

ak47 underfolder with 75 round drum

 


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ak 47 fully automatic assault rifle

Chinese AK47
The Chinese AK47 or the Type 56 was a popular variant of the Russian AK-47. In estimate, there were around 10-15 million Chinese AK47 assault rifles that have been produced since it was introduced in 1050s.  During the Cold War, the Chinese AK47 has been exported and used by communist forces in third world countries. Countries that use the Type 56 include Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The assault rifle was used alongside with the original Russian Ak-47 in both the Warsaw Pact countries in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.



The Type 56 features a milled receiver and was a copy of the Russian AK-47. Starting the mid-1960s, the Type 56 was produced with a tapered receiver resembling the Soviet AKM. The Chinese AK47 can be distinguished from the Soviet AKM and AK-47 due to its hooded, enclosed front sight. The Soviet AK-47 and AKM have an open front sight. Different versions of the Type 56 feature a bayonet attached to the barrel. There were 3 different types of bayonets produced for the Chinese AK47 rifles and the most popular is the copy of the Soviet AK-47 bayonet.


Chinese AK47 Features

  • The Type 56 features a 1.5 millimeter stamped receiver.
  • The Chinese AK47 barrel is similar to the original Soviet AK-47 and heavier than the AKM.
  • While the AK-47 and AKM have partially opened scope, the Type 56 has a fully enclosed scope.
  • The Type 56 has a double hook disconnector compared to the AKM with a single hook disconnector.
  • The Chinese AK47 has a dust cover similar to the Soviet AK-47.

Chinese AK47 Variants
Like the other AK47 variations, the Type 56 has several variants including the basic Type 56 variant, Type 56-I, Type 56-II and Type 56 4.
Type 56 – Introduced in 1956, the basic Type t56 variant was a direct copy of the Soviet AK-47. The assault rifle features a fixed wooden stock and a spike bayonet permanently attached to its barrel. The basic Chinese AK47 variant switched to stamped receivers from machine receivers and mimics the improved Soviet AKM. The permanently attached bayonet remains optional and the rifle is still used by the Chinese militia and reserve units.
Type 56-I – The Type 56-I was a direct copy of AKS-47. The rifle features an under the shoulder stock made with steel and with a detachable bayonet allowing the gun to be used easily and conveniently as well as to be carried easily. Like the basic Type 56, this variation of the Chinese AK47 was produced with stamped receivers making it equivalent to the Soviet SKMS.
Type 56-II – This variant the Chinese Ak47 was a direct copy of the Russian AKM. The rifle features a side folding stock. The rifle was manufactured for export and rarely used by the Chinese.
Type 56-4 – This variant of the Chinese AK47 features the under folding stock of the Type 56-I. It also features an under folding spike bayonet. The chamber and the bore are chrome plated. Its barrel is extended about 3 3/4 inches forward.

 

 




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