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RIP Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov

Kalashnikov’s most famous invention, the AK-47 rifle and the many guns that duplicate the design, is to-date the most successful firearm of all time.
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Internationally-renown small arms designer, Russian military hero and inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov has died at 94 in his rifle’s home town of Izhevsk. His passage follows several years of heart trouble.

Kalashnikov’s most famous invention, the AK-47 rifle and the many guns that duplicate the design, is to-date the most successful firearm of all time, and likely will continue to be for many decades to come.

In that way he has achieved a little bit of immortality, joining the likes of Sam Colt, John Browning, Hiram Maxim, John Garand, Richard Gatling, Benjamin Henry and the Mauser brothers.

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