AK-47 Assault Rifle, folding metal stock, #22-1097
AK-47 Assault Rifle Replica, Folding Stock
- This authentic, non-firing replica of the venerable Russian AK-47 assault rifle has a working firing mechanism and the 30-round banana clip ejects. Folding metal stock, with wood "pistol grip". 25.5 inches long with metal stock folded, 35 inches long with stock extended.
HISTORY: The AK-47 (Russian, Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is a gas-operated assault rifle used in many Eastern Bloc nations during the Cold War. As its name implies, it was adopted and standardized in 1947. The AK-47 is generally more compact than World War II-era auto loading rifles. Its shorter range and smaller cartridges (39mm) make it more suitable for firefights at close range (300 meters or less), which is why assault rifles were developed. Because it was durable, cheap to make and easy to use, it became--and remains--the best known and most widely used of all assault rifles.