Learn About The Original Type 1 Soviet AK-47 – Forgotten Weapons Video

Ian McCollum does a great job showing an actual Soviet Type 1 sheet metal AK-47.   I’ve read about the Type and seen a few photos but nothing as detailed as this.  We so often focus on the AKM but Mikhail Kalashnikov and his design team at Izhevsk had to go through a lot of learning and evolution of the design.

For me this was absolutely fascinating as Ian talks about the Type 1’s history and QC problems this early design had and then actually opens the rifle up to show the many differences.

  • Grip plates vs a true grip
  • No center support to keep the receiver from getting crushed
  • A selector lever that was only on the operating side that did not go all the way through
  • Longer trunnion
  • Ejector was part of the trunnion
  • Different rivet pattern
  • Fluted gas piston
  • and more

If you like AK’s, be sure to watch this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch">

Also, consider donating to Ian.  He puts a ton of time into his videos and the research required.  Here’s a link to his Patreon page.


If you find this post useful, please either buy something using one of the links to eBay and Amazon.  With Amazon, if you click on one of our links and then buy something else – even unrelated stuff like clothes, electronics and groceries – we get credit and it would be hugely appreciated.  Doing something like the above will help us fund continued development of the blog.


Soviet Russian AK Sling SVD PKM AS-VAL Vintorez VSS VDV FSB KGB MVD Army Marines

$19.99
End Date: Monday Jan-7-2019 10:59:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USSR Soviet AK47 AK74 AK 3 Magazines Ammo Pouch Canvas Bag for Kalashnikov Mags

$20.80
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 4:07:01 PST
Buy It Now for only: $20.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet Army afganka unloading system for Ak-74 and granades Afgan War

$32.11
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 2:16:23 PST
Buy It Now for only: $32.11
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Vintage Soviet Block Romainian Leather AK Sling W/ Buckles 

$8.55
End Date: Tuesday Jan-1-2019 3:08:20 PST
Buy It Now for only: $8.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 6:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

*Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AK47 AKM 7.62x39 Kalashnikov Rifle 17x11 LQQK!

$12.97
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 23:55:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.97
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USSR AKS-74U Rifle Drop Case Canvas Bag AKSU Kalashnikov Krinkov Shortened AK74

$22.54
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 4:27:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $22.54
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ultimate Soldier Soviet Bloc AK Weapons Set Series II

$25.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 13:23:10 PST
Buy It Now for only: $25.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 Soviet Army Kalashnikov Airsoft Assault Rifle/Gun -- metal/prop/M16 -- NEW

$33.95
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 10:44:58 PST
Buy It Now for only: $33.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Soviet Russian Army AK butt's medic kit Afghanistan War

$14.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 7:54:19 PST
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USSR Dated Original Soviet Russian AK SKS SVD Rifle Carrying SLING BELT

$12.99
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 14:38:40 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

*HUGE Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR AKM AK-47 7.62 Kalashnikov CAVE BUY NOW!!

$13.48
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 23:25:24 PST
Buy It Now for only: $13.48
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Pouch/Bag for AK Magazine. Soviet/USSR Military Mag pouch.

$19.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 16:02:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $19.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

E. German Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak strap 5.45 russian military

$85.00
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 11:36:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $85.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Museum Grade Soviet Bakelite 6X4 AKM/AK Bayonet Izhmash Arsenal Russia

$199.00
End Date: Monday Jan-7-2019 5:54:12 PST
Buy It Now for only: $199.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

HUGE AK74 RPK74 Kalashnikov Color Poster Soviet Russian USSR 7.62x39 Buy NOW!

$89.25
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 17:29:59 PST
Buy It Now for only: $89.25
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Romanian GREEN CANVAS Soviet BAKELITE 7.62 Bayonet Scabbard ak 5.45 russian

$65.00
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 5:17:13 PST
Buy It Now for only: $65.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$16.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Russian Graphic Cotton Blend Gray T-Shirt AK-47 Kalashnikov Gun Shirt

$15.00
End Date: Tuesday Dec-25-2018 15:08:41 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Nobody Needs An AK47.. But Yet Here You Are - AR15, Pro Gun, AR-15 Black T-Shirt

$10.99
End Date: Wednesday Jan-9-2019 9:09:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KALASHNIKOV T-shirt AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Russia T-Shirt Shirt S-5XL

$12.99
End Date: Monday Dec-31-2018 8:57:42 PST
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Family AK47 M16 SMG USA Shirt | 2nd Amendment American Guns T Shirt

$6.49
End Date: Friday Dec-28-2018 12:00:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

US NEW FASHION 3D PRINT BLACK AK47 MEN/WOMEN SHORT T-SHIRT USA SHIPPING

$6.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 23:36:45 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK47 T Shirt Soviet USSR Russian Poker Hand Printed 100% Cotton

$16.99
End Date: Friday Dec-21-2018 6:37:25 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

7.62 X 39 AK47 Ammo Can T shirt Assault Rifle AK74 AKM Magazine Sling

$16.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-30-2018 14:24:36 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 Assault Rifle Silhouette Pro-gun 2nd Second Amendment Mens T-shirt

$10.17
End Date: Saturday Dec-22-2018 23:51:07 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.17
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

2nd Amendment Shirt (Black) - Entire Second Amendment text. Pro Gun, Ar15, Ak47

$11.99
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 9:12:22 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

USA AK-47 Rifle Flag Shirt - ak47 shirt military firearm rifle american shirt

$18.95
End Date: Thursday Jan-3-2019 16:52:39 PST
Buy It Now for only: $18.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

F--- Gun Control Funny T Shirt Gun Rights 2nd Amendment AK47 Hunting Tee

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Jan-5-2019 15:28:08 PST
Buy It Now for only: $6.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

trump t shirt deplorable patriot ar15 ak47 usa military american

$15.95
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 18:18:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $15.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

AK-47 and Bullet American Flag - 2nd Amendment USA Mens T-shirt

$10.33
End Date: Wednesday Dec-12-2018 10:20:21 PST
Buy It Now for only: $10.33
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

KALASHNIKOV AK-47 USSR Soviet Russian Short Sleeve T-Shirt AK47 Greatest Hits

$16.95
End Date: Thursday Dec-27-2018 17:17:03 PST
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

See larger image

Additional Images:Img - 1882391411

The AK-47 and AK74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations (Perfect Paperback)

The AK-47 and AK-74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations provides a detailed, profusely illustrated examination on a part-by-part basis of the famed AK-47/AKM rifles, the AK-74/AK-74M series and the new Century series of rifles, the AK-101 through AK-108.

It is another in North Cape Publications, Inc., Shooter’s and Collector’s Guide series.

Every AK/AKM-type rifle manufactured in the Warsaw Pact countries plus the People’s Republic of China, Finland, Iraq, North Korea and Yugoslavia are described in detail, with a short history on the reason for, and the process of their development and use.

This new, 4th edition is expanded to include he latest developments in the AK47/AK74 platform including the Century series and the AK12. Also included is new information regarding the scope and use the Kalashnikov series of rifles plus information gleaned from the use of the AK-47 in Iraq and Afghanistan by insurgents.

Mikhail Kalashnikov is one of the foremost small arms designer’s in the world. His Kalashnikov action has been widely imitated. This book also includes detailed descriptions of rifles based on his design such as the Belgian FNC, the Israeli Galil, the Indonesian SS1 series, the Indian INAS, the Swedish Ak-5, the Swiss SG-550 series, Singapore’s SAR series and many others.

The book also includes separate chapters that describe the accessaries issued to each soldier, the entire range of Kalashnikov bayonets, telescopic sights (both military and commercial, the sniper rifle variants and their telescopic sights produced by the old Soviet Union as well as other nations. An exploded view, serial numbers and markings, an assembly/disassembly guide with photos, instructions on cleaning, maintenance and repair, and shooting the Kalashnikov rifles and a guide to legislation affecting these rifles and finally, sources for accessories and parts complete the book.


Features:  This book contains the most complete and up-to-date examination of the famed Kalashnikov rifle yet t
By (author):  Joe Poyer

List Price: $22.95 USD
New From: $22.95 USD In Stock
Used from: $16.71 USD In Stock
buy now

(Visited 121 times, 1 visits today)

One thought on “Learn About The Original Type 1 Soviet AK-47 – Forgotten Weapons Video”

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.