I'm really getting tired of this.Some people call every rifle which is a member of the AK Family ''AK 47''.The majority of the AK family members are based on the AKM, not on the AK 47.The AK 47 has been produced since 1949 till 1959, then it was substituted by the AKM. An original AK 47 has: 1)A different receiver 2)Longer and different handguards 3)A different gas piston 4)Slightly different sight. 5)A different top cover 7)It is a rifle produced in the period 1949-1959 by Izhmash in Izhevsk, Russia. Any derivative/member of the AK family that has been built after 1959(all of them) should be not called ''AK 47''. Calling your rifle ''AK 47'' for any reason is just like calling it M16 or Gatling Gun(Since the final result is a piece evidence of your ignorance concerning the weapon you're carrying) Example given: Zastava M70 B1/AB2=Yugo AK 47=Serbian AK 47 Norico Type 56=Cinese AK 47 IMI Galil=Izraeli AK 47(so disturbing...it is Valmet Rk 62) Tabuk=Iraqi M70 AK 47(Ok...one of the longest name in the world(have you ever seen one of them?It is a Zastava M70 converted assault rigle to marksman rifle) And now...let compare some AK rifles: ORIGINAL AK 47(Type A, the first type ever.Produced:1947-1949)) ORIGINAL AK 47(Type B, issued to the Russian troops in the period 1949-1959.During this period, the Red Army tested it and suggested some more improvements, next step:AKM.P.S.:Look closely at the receiver, butt sock, top cover, etc if still think you own an AK 47) ORIGINAL AKM ZASTAVA M70 AB2 IMI GALIL Did you figure what's the difference?