Talk:AK-47

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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.
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Date Process Result
July 29, 2006 Featured article candidate Promoted
June 16, 2008 Featured article review Demoted
Current status: Former featured article

Lead picture?[edit]

Should the lead picture be a picture of an AK without a bayonet? Would anyone have a problem with me swapping the first and second pictures? El cid, el campeador (talk) 21:20, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

The second (currently) one without the bayonet is clearer, and also gives a larger image of the weapon for the same limits of image size. That should be the lead. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:06, 23 February 2017 (UTC)
The second image is of a Type 2, which apparently is not representative of the rifles in use today. I suppose that could be a consideration although they look the same to me. The second image is certainly preferable otherwise. Kendall-K1 (talk) 02:10, 24 February 2017 (UTC)

Article scope[edit]

Is this article supposed to be about "the" AK-47, which describes the early models that have no other common moniker? Or is it about the family of Kalashnikov rifles which extends to the AKM, the AK-74 and beyond? If the latter, then what is the purpose of the Kalashnikov rifle article? I think this needs to be sorted out instead of continually conflating the two subject domains. I understand that many Western sources are equally guilty of blurring the distinction between the original AK-47 types and their later derivatives which have other names, so it can be hard to determine exactly what they are talking about, but I don't think the wiki should carry the ambiguity further. Sources that are unclear about their meaning should be deprecated, as there seems to be enough sources that make the distinction between actual AK-47s and AKs in general. Ham Pastrami (talk) 13:52, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

 I agree, we should remove that part and put a link to the Kalashnikov rifle page.  I will commence with the changes.  AA Quantum (talk) 01:20, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
 My only question now is what to do with the production outside of Russia part.  AA Quantum (talk) 01:34, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

'Automatic Kalashnikov'[edit]

'Avtomat Kalashnikova' literally means 'Kalashnikov's assault rifle'. Kalashnikov is a name of a person, he can't be automatic. The word 'avtomat' is not even an adjective, it's a noun and it doesn't mean 'automatic'. Ogomemnon (talk) 03:50, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

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