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The AK 47 was introduced by M. Kalashnikov in 1947. Allready in 1949, AK47 was included in the inventory of the Soviet Army. This mashine gun has inspired the invention of a great plenty of various weapons. Since then, a great number of different variations and modifications have been made on the basis of the AK 47. AK and its variations have grown to be the most popular weapon in the world, because they are reliable, effective, and easy to operate.
 

Mechanism and Concept of AK (Kalashnikov Gun)

 The Kalashnikov gun consists of the following details:

* barrel and receiver
* sighting units (front sight & rear sight)
* Butt stock
* removable receiver-cover
* block carrier with gas piston
* block
* recoil spring guide assembly
* forearm with gas tube assembly
* firing mechanism
* forend
* magazine
 

History of the AK’s Modernization

 

Simultaneously with the original AK, another variation of this gun called AKS, adopted for the airborne forces, was included in the inventory. The only difference from the basic model (AK) was the gunstock. AK was equipped with wooden gunstock, whereas AKS had folding metal gunstock. The pressed receivers were often defective. Since 1951, both AK and AKS were equipped with machined receivers.
 

 

AKM

In 1959, a new, upgraded model of AK, called the AKM (Modernized Kalashnikov Gun - Avtomat Kalashnikova Modernizirovannyi), was included in the inventory of the Soviet Army.
The aiming range was 1 000 m. The receiver was once again pressed - to reduce the weight of the gun. The gunstock was now upper - to draw the stabilizing point nearer to the shooting range.
the firing mechanism of the AKM was equipped with the trigger delay. This provided for the more stable automatic reloading which improved the accuracy of the shooting.
The chase of the barrel was now threaded. It was used to attach the removable muzzle compensator which also provided for more accurate shooting. This thread could also be used to attach a silencer.
It was made possible to attach a GP-25 Koster under-barrel grenade launcher to the AKM. AKM was equipped with a wooden butt stock. Somewhat later, the AKMS model was introduced. AKMS had a folding butt stock, the manner of folding of which was different than that of AKM.
One more model was introduced - AKMSU. It had a steel butt stock and a shorter barrel. This model was issued in limited quantities, and never became wide-spread. It was not included in the inventory of the Soviet Army.
 

AK-74

The further modernization of the Kalashnikov gun was bound with the switching of most shooters to the lighter-calibrated bullets - 5.45 mm. Before that, all the models of AK were meant to use bullets of 7.62 mm calibre.
In 1974, a new gun - AK-74 - was included in the inventory. It had two general variations: AK-74, equipped with a wooden butt stock, a pistol grip, a hand guard, and a forend; and AKS-74 - with a folding metal butt stock. Smaller and lighter bullets helped to reduce the recoil, which, in turn, provided for the accuracy of the shots, the unladen mass of the gun and the reserve ammunition. Moreover, a muzzle reciol compensator was installed, which also provided for the better accuracy of the shots.