Both licensed and unlicensed production of the Kalashnikov weapons abroad were almost exclusively of the AKM variant, partially due to the much easier production of the stamped receiver. This model is the most commonly encountered, having been produced in much greater quantities. All rifles based on the Kalashnikov design are frequently referred to as AK-47s in the West, although this is only correct when applied to rifles based on the original three receiver types.  In most former Eastern Bloc countries, the weapon is known simply as the "Kalashnikov" or "AK". The differences between the milled and stamped receivers includes the use of rivets rather than welds on the stamped receiver, as well as the placement of a small dimple above the magazine well for stabilization of the magazine.
DDR AK 47 Rifle, East German , 7 .62x39mm Semi Auto Rifle. Built using Imported Surplus East German DDR AK47 Parts Kits with a New US Chrome lined barrel & Receiver with enough US parts to be 922R legal. They have a beautiful metal finish and very durable on the main gun body with White highlights in the markings or sights .Original East German Polymer stock set with highly collectible Pebble Style rear stock . We do not see these very often and were able to obtain a small number of kits for Builds. These are a Atlantic Firearms Product line and backed up by a one year warranty. Rifle comes with 1- 30 round magazine ( Style and condition may vary) and is shipped with free Atlantic Firearms padded soft case for storage and protection . We only have a limited number of these rifles to offer and once we are sold out there will be no more . German markings on the rifle parts may vary and we can not guarantee markings or offer a choice of codes etc. Please note that parts and stock set are original surplus and may show use, Rifle has been refinished but may show signs of service and wear etc under the new finish .
We are very fortunate here in the United States to be able to openly purchase ( without special class licences ) versions of the manufactured by Czech Small Arms ( formerly D-Technik ) in the Czech Republic to incredibly high quality standards. These guns are identical to the original military ’s in every respect except that they incorporate modified lower receivers ( still made to high-end military specifications ) with only a semi-automatic capability. Some parts in the trigger mechanism and 30-round magazines ( eg., floorplates and followers ) are .-made to conform to firearms import rules imposed by the BATFE. Other than that, they are identical to the selective-fire military-issue guns. It should be noted that the CSA/D-Technik ’s differ considerably from the Century International Arms / builds, which are partially made up from surplus kits of varying quality with American-made receivers and numerous other parts added to the mixture, and which are often marketed as “’s”. While the Century weapons still work very well by any standards ( and at a relatively low cost ), they are certainly not the equivalent of the CSA/D-Technik ’s.