The AK-47 (shortened from Russian: Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947) is a gas-operated assault rifle designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov, produced by Russian manufacturer Izhevsk Mechanical Works, and used in many Eastern bloc nations during the Cold War. It sure is easier to just say AK! A great looking rifle that will fire a rubber band with a vengeance. Add a scope for an even better look. This 12-shot semi-automatic rifle is one of our top sellers!