For the first time in the Free World, complete practical and technical information is given on the only weapon in history to be produced in an estimated 30,000,000 units. Over 150 pages and more than 100 illustrations (most of which have never been previously released), covering all aspects of this famous Soviet Bloc arm: history, identification of AK-AKM & RPK model variations & production origin, detailed parts nomenclature & description with text & photos, functioning, disassembly, inspection, preparing for firing, use & handling, stoppages & immediate action, ammunition identification & firing tables. Includes exclusive, complete translation of the official Soviet technical handbook. 6x9, softcvr. Illus.