To me, the AK family of rifles are some of the easiest designs on the planet to field strip … but I have done it hundreds of times. For a newcomer, how to take the rifle apart can be daunting. I took a few minutes and assembled some of my favorite videos and online resources / manuals to help clarify matters:
AK manuals that are online:
- Grainy but you’ll get the point: http://guns-nn.ru/manuals/manual_ak47servicemanual_en.pdf
Now Brownell’s did some videos on Youtube also but they split them into separate parts:
Part 1 – Disassembly:
Part 4 – Reassembly
We will have a future post about cleaning and maintenance so keep an eye out for it.