"Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars. "

-Nicholas Cage as Yuri Orlav, "Lord of War"
"I'm going to kill you with this AK-47."
"All right."
by matt vs wild December 16, 2007
A very powerful and reliable old assault rifle. The AK series looks similar to the Nazi Shturmgewher, but the guns are completely diferent inside. The weapon uses a selector leverl, with top osition is off, middle if fully automatic, and the bottom is semiautomatic. It uses a 30 round detachable banana clip.
The AKM is a modernized version of the AK-47 with and improved receiver and better BUIS.
by cogitator July 29, 2008
A word originally referring to the world's most reliable assault rifle, but due to ignorance, is used to describe any firearm with a pistol grip and curved magazine.
A. Hey, check out my new SL8.

B. Is that an AK-47?
by Agent Appleblanket February 28, 2013
The AK-47 (contraction of Russian: Автомат Калашникова образца 1947 года; Avtomat Kalashnikova obraztsa 1947 goda; "Kalashnikov's automatic rifle model of year 1947") is a 7.62 mm assault rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov in two versions: the fixed stock AK-47 and the AKS-47 (S—Skladnoy priklad) variant equipped with an underfolding metal shoulder stock.

Design work on the AK began in 1944. In 1946 the rifle was presented for official military trials, and a year later the fixed stock version was introduced into service with select units of the Red Army (the folding stock model was developed later).
Guy:Hey,clerk what do you have?

Clerk:We have AK-47's,RPG's and some Car-15's
by John@Germany February 17, 2009
An assault rifle developed in Russia by Mikial Kalashnikov, fires 7.62x39mm ammunition and is the most widespread firearm of the 20th century. It is so simple my 10 year old brother could use it. Requires very little cleaning.
The AK-47 can be dragged through dirt, and without any sort of cleaning whatsoever can still fire.
by Burkus November 18, 2008
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