Watching slow motion video of AK-47s brings things into perspective.
I've always loved watching slow motion videos. There is always something to learn when things are slowed down and you see processes that normally happen in a split second. This AK-47 slow motion video reveals the hidden secret to the rifle's legendary reputation for dependably.
The AK-47 is held together mainly with rivets. This design is not a flaw. Notice how much the rifle flexes and moves after the shot. This flexibility is what allows the AK-47 to keep firing in almost any condition.
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There were several different AK-47s fired in this video. Did you notice different amounts of flex between them? That is the difference between a stamped and milled receiver. Go back and and try to see which ones were stamped receivers and milled receivers.