The Discovery Channel counts down the top ten combat rifles of all-time, with the AK-47 taking #1. Continue reading for the entire list.
The AK is simple, inexpensive to manufacture and easy to clean and maintain. Its ruggedness and reliability are legendary. The large gas piston, generous clearances between moving parts, and tapered cartridge case design allow the gun to endure large amounts of foreign matter and fouling without failing to cycle