Kalashnikov Books

Here are some of the better books (and a few magazines) worthy of an AK47 (Kalashnikov) collector, historian, shooter or builder
This list of AK47 books will grow as more are discovered and written.

Don’t waste money on some of these AK47 Books!!
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We provide links to where to buy the books when possible
Check out our Top 10 Lists to get you started with the best books.

If you know of a good book about the AK47, or a book that includes good information or photos of the AK47, please let us know and we will add it to the list !

Kalashnikov Encyclopedia
AK-47, Grim Reaper, 2nd Ed.
The AK47 catalog
Bagnety Kalasznikowa
Top 10 AK47 Books
Kalashnikov AK47 Series… in Detail; 2013
The AK-47 & Soviet Weapons, 2013
Guns & Ammo; Complete Book of the AK47; 2013
штыки к автоматам калашникова, 2012
Arms Magazine, Nov. 2012
Guns & Ammo; Complete Book of the AK47; 2012
Kalashnikov in Combat; 2012
Bodak pro samopal vz. 58
AK47 Extreme: 2011?
Guns & Ammo; Complete Book of the AK47; 2011
Reloader’s Notes: The 7.62x39mm; 2011
AK Handbook AK47/AKM/AK74; 2011
Kalashnikov: The Inside Story of the Designer and His Weapons; 2011
The AK-47: Kalashnikov-series assault rifles; 2011
Guns & Ammo; Complete Book of the AK47; 2010
The Gun; 2010
AK47 Assault Rifle; 2010
Kalashnikov Encyclopaedia; 2009
The Gun Digest Book Of The AK & SKS; 2009
Guns & Ammo Complete Book of the AK47; 2009
AK-47 The Grim Reaper; 2009
Михаил Калашников; 2009
Arms Magazine, Nov. 2008
Guns of Kalashnikov; 2008
AK-47 & Kalashnikov Variation, Chinese Copy; 2008?
Kalashnikov & Russian Guns; 2007
Trigger Issues: Kalashnikov AK47; 2007
Ak-47: the Story of a Gun; 2007
Kalashnikov Rifle Gunfighting; 2007
Official Soviet AK-74 Manual: 2006
The Gun that Changed the World; 2006
AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War; 2006
история русского автомата; 2005
7.62 x 39 mm AK-47 Handbook; 2005
Kalashnikov Калашников: 2004
The AK-47 and AK74 Kalashnikov Rifles and Their Variations; 2004
Kalashnikov Bayonets; 2002
The Military Knife & Bayonet; 2001
Kalashnikov: The Arms and the Man; 2001
The AK-47; 2001
Legends And Reality Of The AK; 2000
Kalashnikov; 1999
The New World of Russian Small Arms and Ammo; 1998
The Official Soviet AKM Manual; 1998
Mikhail Kalashnikov: From a Strangers Doorstep to the Kremlin Gates, 1997
Kalashnikov Arms; 1997
Soviet Small Arms and Ammunition; 1995
AK-47 & Kalashnikov Variation; 1991
AK47: The Complete Kalashnikov Family Of Assault Rifles; 1988
The Ak47 Story; 1988
Soldier of Fortune; April 1987
Soldier of Fortune; July 1984
Soldier of Fortune; May 1983
Soldier of Fortune; Feb 1981
The AK47 Assault Rifle; 1969
Life Magazine: North Vietnam Soldiers; 1968
Life Magazine: Israeli Soldier Cover; 1967
The World’s Assault Rifles & Automatic Carbines; 1967