The AK-47 is the most popular assault rifle in Russia
The AK47 is the most popular assault rifle of the vast Soviet Union arsenal. Also known as the Kalashnikov, the AK-47 is the most popular assault rifle in the world. This simple, yet elegant nine pound rifle is forged from steel and plywood. Unlike other assault rifles available these days, the Russian AK-47 does not jam, break or overheat. It can a shoot even if it’s filled with sand or covered with mud. It’s pretty easy to use and even a child could do it. In fact, the AK-47 can be seen on the flag of Russia as well as on the coin used in the country. After the Cold War, the AK-47 has been one the greatest export products of Russia.
Russian AK47 & American M16
The Russian AK-47 and the American M16 are two of the most popular assault rifles in the world. These weapons have been used by soldiers of both countries during the Cold War and have faced conflicts in both small and large scale since 1960s. These assault rifles have been used by the military, security forces, police, terrorists, revolutionaries and civilians alike. In fact, the use of AK-47 will continue in decades to come. Because both are assault rifles, the M16 and the AK-47 have been the subject of endless debates and countless comparisons. But, the most obvious difference between the two assault rifles is the length. The Russian AK-47 measures 87 cm in length while the M16 measures 99cm.
The Green AK47
The green colored AK-47 was a modification of the original Russian AK-47 that was produced for the best guard soldiers of Mikhail Kalashnikov. It has been said that Mikhail Kalashnikov would personally visit his frontier guard soldiers to personally give this gun to his best guards. The green colored AK-47 is kept in the museum of the frontier posts. The label on this AK-47 modification reads "To the Winner of Socialist Labor Contest."
Russian AK47 Features
The AK-47 was a simple, yet reliable automatic assault rifle. The gun can be manufactured quickly and easily at a cheap cost. During the Cold War, the Ak-47 was mass produced. The rifle features a large gas piston and generous clearances in between moving parts. It also features a tapered case design that enables it to endure a huge amount of foreign materials such as sand and mud, yet still allows it to fire. This durability and reliability sacrifice the accuracy as the tolerances of the gun do not allow for consistency and precision.
Russian AK47 Operation Cycle
The AK-47 utilizes a long stroke gas system. In order to fire the rifle, you need to insert the loaded magazine, pull back and release the charging handle and pull the trigger. It is semi-automatic assault rifle that fires a single shot and then pull and release the charging handle again to fire a shot. But, the automatic version of the Russian Ak-47 allows you to fire continuous shot until the magazine has gone empty. These days, the Russian Ak-47 is marketed and sold in different gun stores worldwide, particularly in the U.S.