Weight: 4.3 kg (9.5 lb) with empty magazine
Length: 870 mm (34.3 inches) with fixed wooden stock
875 mm (34.4 inches) with folding stock extended
645 mm (25.4 inches) with stock folded
Barrel Length: 415 mm (16.3 inches)
Cartridge: 7.62x39mm M43
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of Fire: 600 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 715 m/s (2,346 feet/second)
Effective Range: 300 meters (330 yards) full automatic
400 meters (440 yards) semi automatic
Feed System: 20 or 30 round detatchable box magazine.
Even six decades after its introduction in 1947, the AK-47's durability, low production costs, and ease of use make it the most widely used and popular assault rifles in the world. Its low cost and accessiblity on the black market make it the favorite gun of revolutionaries, terrorists, and criminals worldwide.