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Cybergun Kalashnikov AK47

Cybergun Kalashnikov AK47

Ask anyone to name one of the most famous weapons available, and it won’t take long for the name Kalashnikov to crop up; as the AK47 is arguably the most infamous of the lot. The Russian design was the brainchild of tank commander Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov in 1947, and a combination of rapid firepower, and an absurdly simple, almost indestructibly robust design, has seen this legendary assault rifle become the weapon of choice in guerrilla warfare around the globe. The original design’s popularity in combat situations stemmed from having a minimum of working parts, and a reputation for astonishing levels of reliability, in less than favourable conditions.

Replica versions have long been available of course, but the model on test here, adds to any collectors enjoyment, by being a fully working BB gun into the bargain. Granted the payload is somewhat less deadly, since this version prefers a diet of low power 4.5mm steel BB’s, yet the combination of an all metal action and hard wood stock, lends a real feeling of authenticity.

The metalwork seems to have been treated to a ‘distressed’ look too, with a slightly roughened up finish adding to the genuine feel. Likewise, the three part wood stock, complete with drop down pistol grip and sling swivels, looks and feels the part.

Fun Shooting

Where BB shooting is concerned, the emphasis is always on fun, and this AK47 doesn’t disappoint on that score. Before the action can start though, the gun needs to be prepared.

Firstly, the magazine (the outer casing of which is pretty well the only plastic to be found on this model) needs to be removed from the action, by pushing the small retaining atch with the thumb, at the same time as pulling the mag clear. Now press the small silver metal button and pull the internal section clear. A 12g CO2 capsule can now be located inside the frame, and tightened gently into place, until gas is heard to escape. This means the seal has been broken on the capsule, to power the system.

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The next stage is to fill the mag with BB’s. Pull the spring loaded catch down and back along the side of the mag, until it locks in the rear position. Steel BB’s can now be fed into to small hole at the top, until 19 are loaded. The spring loaded clip is then gently released to tension the balls in position. Now the internal assembly can be pushed back inside the mag body, and the whole magazine pushed up into the rifle’s action until it locks in place.

The ‘Selector’ bar on the right hand side of the action can be taken off safety, and with safety goggles in place, the shooting can now start.

To fire the AK47, pull back the large silver cocking lever on the right side of the action, which cycles the next BB; then squeeze the two stage trigger. Shots can now be taken just as fast as that lever can be cycled. Accuracy wise, I managed 5inch groups over 25yds, which means that something like metal plate shooting over man- sized targets, could be great fun in the right conditions. Accuracy and power do tail off comparatively quickly with BB’s, and this AK47 was at its best out to 30yds.

In use, cycling the cocking slide and action, was a little sticky at times, yet overall, this gun made all the right noises, offering a level of solid satisfaction that I simply wasn’t expecting.

Refreshing Change

To be honest, my obsession with competition grade kit would normally see me overlook this type of hardware, yet this particular model really impressed.  It’s authentic enough in appearance to be taken seriously as an imitation firearm, yet comes with the added benefit of being a usable CO2 powered BB firer.

If the truth be told, before I opened the delivery box, I’d already told myself that the asking price of £229.95 was going to seem a little steep. Having now handled and shot the Cybergun Kalashnikov AK47, it’s difficult not to be impressed. It’s fun all the way, and if you’re in the market for a working imitation model, this is a real corker! GM

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  • Model: Cybergun Kalashnikov AK47
  • Country of Origin:: China
  • Type: CO2 powered multi-shot
  • Calibre: 4.5mm steel BB
  • Weight : 6.7lbs
  • Overall Length:: 35.4inches
  • Stock:: 3-part real wood
  • Trigger:: 2-stage
  • Magazine Capacity:: 19BB’s

7 Comments

  • Brought one of these recently (at the cheapest online price of £299)and found it is not made of any original AK47 parts (have a real deactivated chinese type-56 AK47 as a comparison) the metal is to thin for a start and the wood made of cheaper weaker alternative but it’s true, you can fit original AK furniture (with a bit of modification) and mags also, it doesn’t have much power and you only get about 50-60 shots out of a canister of co2 but great as a working copy of a old spec deac…not for the serious shooter !!

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    Bizzer
    17 Mar 2017 at 10:12 PM
  • We are based in the UK and don't stock or sell any products. I'm afraid you'll have to search the internet for your nearest supplier. Pyramid Air might be able to help.

    Let us know if you have any luck.

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    Troll Hunter
    08 Feb 2016 at 10:26 AM
  • Is there any way i can gt one of these in the UNITED STATES ?

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    jimmy martin
    08 Feb 2016 at 01:02 AM
  • Hi, I live in the USA and was wondering where I can purchase the AK47 co2 bb gun? Thanks for your time.

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    Phillip Miller
    05 Feb 2016 at 01:28 PM
  • can I purchase one in the u.s. ? if so how much in u.s. currency ?

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    jimmy martin
    11 Oct 2014 at 06:40 PM
  • The cocking handle/bolt carrier on the cybergun AK 4.5mm is purely cosmetic on this gun &does; not cock the weapon! just keep pulling the trigger! not very powerfull but made with a high degree of real chinese type 56 parts![so is it a replica?] think of it as an old spec deac,you can plink with! overall not bad within its limitations & can be cosmeticaly customized with real AK parts.

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    johnnygreenwhit
    29 Aug 2014 at 08:35 PM
  • I want one!

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    Bob
    21 Nov 2013 at 12:07 PM


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