|How to Field-Strip an AK-47 Assault Rifle|
|Written by Michael Samson|
AK-47 stands for Avtomat Kalashnikova, the 47 stands for model of 1947. This popular assault rifle was developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov around the 1940's. The AK-47 is gas operated and fires 7.62x39mm size cartridges. Originally, true AK-47's are to be fully automatic, but it is illegal in the U.S. despite the U.S. constitution and only class III dealers are allowed to possess them. There are over 300 different variants of the popular AK-47, which you can find in semi-automatic and fully-automatic. The AK-47 can be modified in many ways, you can purchase a black plastic stock to have that tactical, SWAT team look to it, or choose from a different variety of wooden stocks. If you neglect your AK-47 it can malfunction and show wear and tear throughout the years, fortunately, it is easy to field strip for cleaning & maintenance, with no need for special tools or advance knowledge of the overall mechanisms of the rifle. Even though there are hundreds of different types, all of the variants are typically built the same. This article will demonstrate how to Field-Strip an AK-47 Assault Rifle...
Make Sure it is Unloaded!
Turn the safety lever in off position by pushing it downward.
Remove the Cleaning Rod
Next, remove the cleaning rod which is located right under the tip of the barrel.
Remove the Receiver Cover
Now, it is time to remove the receiver cover. The receiver cover is located in the rear, on top of the trigger and stock.
Remove the Recoil Spring
Next you need to take off the recoil spring.
Remove the Bolt Carrier Assembly
Remove the bolt carrier assembly by gripping the top of the bolt carrier and sliding it to the rear while pulling it upwards.
Remove the Bolt out of the Carrier
Now remove the bolt out of the carrier.
Remove the Gas Tube
In this step, you will be removing the ak-47's gas tube.
To put it back together, just reverse the steps.
To make sure you properly reassembled the AK-47, do a dry fire test to see if it is functioning normally.