The smallest Kalashnikov in the world

Talk about low profile rifles, this AK-47 Kalashnikov is tiny.

Anatoly Konenko is a microminiaturist who has been doing micro-art for over 30 years, creating some of the smallest things in the world (well it’s all relative!).

He spends his days working through a microscope and has won a lot of awards in his home country and around the Globe.


He has created the smallest Kalashnikov Automatic Rifle in the world.

At only 0.9 mm (0,0354 inches) in length Konenko’s Kalashnikov has a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

Konenko spent two months working on the unique AK47 automatic rifle, which has 12 separate parts.

I’m pretty sure the rifle doesn’t fire!

Talk about trying to find your AK-47 in a needle…


Below: Anatoly Konenko, microminiaturist.


Photo source: ITAR-TASS

Apparently there are only about 11 micro-miniaturists in the world, 8 of whom are Russian.

The miniature Kalashnikov was made a few years ago, to mark a historic date as it was 65 years ago that the Izhmash plant manufactured its first batch of Kalashnikov АK-47 automatic rifles.

Anatoly Konenko’s works often reference Russian fables and fairy tales; some of his most famous creations include “The Savvy Flea”, “The Grasshopper Violinist” and “A Caravan of Camels in the Eye of the Needle”. Considering the Kalashnikov rifle’s success around the world it’s easy to understand it has a place in his art book.

More of his work can be found here:

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • DanGoodShot

    (A guy on his knees frantically looking around in circles.) His friend Jim says, “Whats the matter Bob, lose a contact?” Bob snaps back, “I dropped my AK!”

    • Major Tom


      “I think I found it…Oops.”

      • DanGoodShot

        “Damn it Jim. Now what do I carry into battle?”

  • M.M.D.C.

    What caliber for flea?

  • LazyReader

    but is it legal as a short barrel rifle?

    • mbrd

      can’t shoulder the stock… obviously a brace.

  • LazyReader

    For Red Army ants

  • DIR911911 .

    how does this pay the rent?

  • jmf552

    Finally, a truly concealable military rifle!

  • Roy G Bunting

    Ant-Man dropped his rifle 🙂

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Pony tail.
    I knew it.

    • Swarf

      Guy looks pretty damn serious for an adult with a pony tail.

  • PK

    That is incredible work, truly. The amount of patience and experience and skill required to make something so minuscule is staggering.

    • Swarf

      Did you say Adderall?

      Coulda sworn I heard someone say Adderall.

  • Scott Tuttle

    it shoots .00762x.0039mm

    • Joe

      You mean 0.000762×0.0039. Otherwise that would be a very odd bullet (2x wider than long).

      • Scott Tuttle

        d’oh! is it too late to edit my post? 😛

      • OBlamo Binlyen

        For some reason that seems too large.

  • Disarmed in CA

    Hey that’s pretty cooo….oops! I dropped it!

  • RavishedBoy

    I only see a huge needle and a huge matchstick.

  • Swarf

    It’s all in how you use it.

  • Gary Kirk

    Well.. Time to bring out the torches, welder, and chainsaw.. I now feel compelled to make the largest ever AK.. DAMMIT!! Gonna have to wait awhile, apparently there’s a backlog of form 1’s at the atf

  • DanGoodShot

    According to Connecticut state law that would be ban item. Ha!

  • AHill

    I respect the insane skill required but my personal tastes lie with those Russian dudes who make like 1/8 scale firing guns. (tfb did a post about Larry vickers visiting (and shooting!) arsenal miniatures a while back).

  • Badwolf

    Alex, I demand you do a run and gun with this! Followed by a field strip video.

  • Billy Jack

    It’s easier for a Kalashnikov to fit through the eye of a needle than it is for a Californian to defend themself.