Number of Unlicensed AK-47s Circulating the World

Around 100 million Ak-47s are circulating around the world, with 47 national armies utilizing the weapon.  Russia has stated that it only accounts for 10 to 12 percent of the sales of the weapon, with the rest being unlicensed and counterfeit copies.

(Prices of guns sold on the black market.)

Source: RIA Novosti, “Russia set to crack down on unlicensed arms production abroad,” Russian News and Information Agency, December 5, 2006,(accessed: December 6, 2006).

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