African Credit Card. This is the term initially used by a UN aid worker in Sierra Leone to describe how the indigenous personnel used their particular weapon of choice.
Back when I was with EO in Liberia and Sierra Leone, those LURD and RUF poofters were always coming into Monrovia and Freetown with their African Credit Cards and taking what they pleased. They thought it was leenks guz, man. The UN guys said, "well, the AK47 is just an African Credit Card".
by Col.Claassens November 02, 2007
What people buy when they can't afford an M16.
"Doy you have an M16?"

"No, I have an AK-47."

by JBurton31 April 08, 2010
The Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947 is a gas operated, selective fire assault rifle designed from 1945 to 1946 by Soviet tank commander Mikhail Kalashnikov to fill the need for a rifle-caliber automatic infantry weapon within the Soviet military, after experiences against the German StG-44 which deeply influenced Soviet doctrine in the post-war years. It has become the single most prolific weapon ever created, with models in use by military and police, or civilian consumers in nearly every country in the world. Chambered in the intermediate 7.62x39mm R.

The AK-47 is best described as an amalgamation of several previous weapons designs. It has the Trigger, Double locking lugs, and unlocking raceway of the M1 Garand and M1 Carbine, the Safety mechanism of the John Browning designed Remington Model 8, and the layout and gas system of the StG-44.

Versions of the AK-47 include the following:

AK-47 Type 1/2(1948-1951) - Most rifles manufactured with a milled steel receiver.

AK-47 Type 3(1952) - All rifles manufactured with a milled steel receiver.

RPK - Handheld Automatic-Rifle variant with a longer barrel and a bipod.

AKM - Modernized variant with various improvements over the AK-47.

AK-74 series - Series of the AK-type rifle which replaced the AK-47 in 1978. Chambered in 5.45x39mm

AK-101/AK-102/AK-103/AK-104 series - modernizations of the AK-74

AK-107/AK-108 series - incorporates a balanced bolt group, reducing muzzle jump, vibrations, and felt recoil.
The Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947, or AK-47, is the single most prolific assault rifle ever created, second to none, although the rifles quality is questionable.
by Gunther Gewehr November 23, 2011
A powerful weapon.
-"What is that?"
-Highway: This is the AK-47 assault rifle, the preferred weapon of your enemy; and it makes a distinctive sound when fired at you, so remember it.

(Heartbreak Ridge 1986)
by MD4254 August 21, 2010
The most produced Assault Rifle of the past Century. The AK-47 fired 7.62mm ammunition, later changed to the modern NATO standard in the AKM. Copied by countries all over the world, especially old Soviet-Bloc Cold War countries.
The AK47 rifle is easy to maintain is is reliable in all conditions at a very affordable price and is very easy to manufacture.
by Ep1taph July 14, 2003
The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov.

Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year of World War II (1945). After the war in 1946, the AK-47 was presented for official military trials. In 1949, the AK-47 was officially accepted by the Soviet Armed Forces.
Me: "The AK-47 is a great weapon, but the M16 is cool also.
by ^_^ January 16, 2015
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