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Former featured article AK-47 is a former featured article. Please see the links under Article milestones below for its original nomination page (for older articles, check the nomination archive) and why it was removed.
Main Page trophy This article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page as Today's featured article on September 22, 2006.

Fedorov again[edit]

I had to revert this again. Rottman etc. clearly make the connection between the power of the cartridge and their choice to classify the Fedorov Avtomat as an assault rifle. Replacing the info about the power of the cartridge with something about its availability (and cited from a different source), although still factually true, violates WP:SYNT and clearly misleads. Someone not using his real name (talk) 18:04, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

image of AK-74 & RPK-74 used in this article[edit]

AK-74 RPK-74 DA-ST-89-06612.jpg

A disagreement has occurred over the appearance of this image. Editors of this article are welcome to comment here or over at Commons. – JBarta (talk) 00:23, 2 October 2013 (UTC)


I feel that the fact that the AK-47 is on the Flag of Mozambique needs to be mentioned more prominently, in the lead or shortly thereafter. Any objections? Abductive (reasoning) 18:37, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

  • I disagree. It's mere trivia, and doesn't merit more than a short mention. Thomas.W talk to me 18:43, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

There is no such thing as AK-47![edit]

Title. The gun is "AK" or Automat Kalashnikova. No "-47". Look at Russian article. However, AK-74 is correct naming. (talk) 00:19, 10 March 2014 (UTC) This comment "More recently they have been seen in the hands of Islamic groups such as the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Iraq." is non-factual and is simply pure conjecture and nothing more. If we the people have to prove what we write here, so does wikipedia reps and others. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:10, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

About the article's name again[edit]

AK-47 was never entered service because it was just a prototype for the competition. The final version entered service in 1949 and was called 7.62mm avtomat Kalashnikova or just AK, not AK-47. You can't find "AK-47" mentioned in the weapons manuals and it wasn't called so even unofficially in the Soviet/Russian military forces. In other words, it's just wrong and the fact that "well, people widely use it" doesn't make any difference, though we could, no, must mention it in the article instead of spreading another misconception. Insjke (talk) 16:05, 12 June 2014 (UTC)