The AK-47 Assault Rifle is a Soviet-made assault rifle used worldwide.


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.

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