AK-47 assault rifles are very famous all over the world, everyone knows about the quality of these Russian guns. Blogger Ilya Varlamov Zyalt visited the homeland of the AK-47 rifles. The main “Kalashnikov” factory is in Izhevsk, Russia.
Let’s walk around the “Kalashnikov” factory and see how they make the most famous assault rifles in the world.
There is nothing really special about the way Russian AK-47’s are made. First off, they make small details and then they just put them together. The genius is in the simplicity.
The only difference is that the small pieces are handmade.
All the pieces pass through heat treatment.
Not only do men work at the “Kalashnikov” factory… Remember the seven Russian women? Did you notice the green headphones?
Look how cute the atmosphere is in the working area…
The “Kalashnikov” factory started to modernize last year in 2014. But because of sanctions from the US and EU, the factory now has problems with the machines – most of them were made in the Western countries…
One of the older areas of the factory.
Now let’s take a look at the assembly of an AK-47.
The quality control is very strict.
“Kalashnikov” also makes sniper rifles.
I think this picture tells a lot why “Kalashnikov” AK-47’s are the best assault rifles in the world – handmade quality will always beat mechanical production.
The factory in Izhevsk is the only one where “Kalashnikov” makes aviation guns for planes and helicopters. These guns can fire up to 1800 shots a minute.
The “Kalashnikov” factory in Izhevsk makes many types of guns, but, no doubt, the world famous AK-47 will always be special for the company.
The gun testing center is located next to the factory.
These days the AK-47 is a little bit different from previous versions. Rifle guns are upgraded regularly. For example, the new Kalashnikov AK-47 is perfectly suited for firing at night time.
This is a new version of AK-47 assault rifles, the AK-12. These guns are lighter and more accurate. They will succeed AK-47’s in the Russian army in the next few years.
The “Kalashnikov” is a unique factory that represents Russia in the world military market. These Russian guns will be the best assault rifles out there for many more years. After seeing all these pictures, now you know it for a fact.