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It was during this time that the famous Avtomat Kalashnikova -- known today as the AK-47 -- was widely distributed throughout the Eastern bloc.
In 1947 Kalashnikov designed the AK-47 which stood for "Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947".
The AK-47 was originally designed by Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov in 1945 and went into service with the Russian military two years later, a date marked in its official name of Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947
That's because the Avtomat Kalashnikova obrazets 1947g (AK-47), named for the year that the Soviet Union standardized its production, was replaced by the Modernizirovannyi Avtomat Kalashnikova (AKM) in 1959.
After trying self-loading carbines shooting their model 1943 7.62 x 39 mm cartridge, they introduced a postwar generation of small arms, the 7.62 x 39 mm Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK47.) assault rifle series and the 7.62 x 39 mm Ruchnoi Pulemet Degtyareva (RPD) belt-fed light machine-gun, in their infantry squads.
The Avtomat Kalashnikova is noted for notoriously poor triggers.
at least up until this writing, the invention of one of Russia's most famous citizens, the late Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, certainly successfully invaded the United States with semiautomatic-only versions of his Avtomat Kalashnikova.
And the rifle he admires most is the Avtomat Kalashnikova, the AK.
In numbers produced, no infantry rifle in the history of modern warfare even comes close to the Avtomat Kalashnikova obrazets 1947 (Kalashnikov assault rifle model 1947) and its derivatives.
Between 1948 and 1950, the AK47 (Avtomat Kalashnikova obrazets 1947g--Automatic Ka-lashnikov model 1947) was manufactured with a sheet-metal receiver.