There can be many reasons why one might be looking for blueprints or technical drawings of any particular gun or gun part. It can be for learning and educational purposes or to compare if their parts are within specs and many other reasons. If the legislation of your state or country allows, you can even make parts yourself (sounds like a nice project) to replace them on your guns or make custom ones.
So, if you search for gun blueprints online, you’ll probably find almost complete sets of AR-15 and 1911 pistol drawings. However, it is pretty hard to find anything AK-47 or “combloc” guns related. So considering the growing popularity of the AK-47 platform in the USA, I thought it would be interesting to our readers if I share the set of AK parts’ blueprints that I have gathered over the years.
I have to make a clear disclaimer first. I am posting these drawings solely for educational purposes and neither I nor The Firearm Blog have no guarantee concerning the precision of the drawings. If you decide to use these blueprint for any application, you’ll be doing it at your own risk. Also, make sure that your actions comply with your local legislation and don’t violate the laws.
I am posting the drawings by the source they are taken from. Note that all dimensions are in millimeters.
1) From a Russian book
The following two drawings are from a Russian book called “The Manufacturing of Automatic Firearms”, Vol.2 by L.T. Kreknin (“Производство Автоматического Оружия” часть 2, Л.Т. Крекнин). The book is about the manufacturing methods and techniques of firearms and all the processes are described using AK-74 parts as examples.
In that book, there are many more blueprints of non-finished parts in different stages of the manufacturing process. For example below is the drawing of AK-74 front trunnion forging.
2) AKM/AKMS Armorer’s Manual
Next set of drawings is from Russian AKM/AKMS armorer’s manual (1968). These are mainly drawings of small parts which were considered possible to be made at armorer’s level to replace the original ones. So they dedicated a chapter (or rather an appendix) to the mentioned drawings in the armorer’s manual. Besides the drawings, there is a lot more information concerning armorer level maintenance. If you understand Russian you can download the manual by clicking here.
Here are also a couple of AK cleaning kit tool drawings:
Next three are actually armorer tool drawings (from the same 1968 AKM/AKMS armorer’s manual):
3) Drawings from miscellaneous sources
The third and last set of blueprints was found in a number of different online sources. These are mainly from Russian and European gun forums and websites. I am not sure about the original source of any of the drawings, however, judging from their appearance, they look to be scanned copies of original technical drawings. These are images with relatively large dimensions, so the description of each image will link to the original size file.
And as a bonus here is a very large (11800×4300) cutaway image of an AK-47. Again, you can download the full-size file by clicking on the link in the caption.
So there it is – my collection of AK blueprints. If you have something to add, please post in the comments. Let’s gather all the drawings here.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you did, please also let me know about it in the comments. If this kind of post is something interesting for our readers, then I’ll make another one with other “combloc” guns’ blueprints (Makarov, SKS, Mosin-Nagant etc.).