Saiga rifle - definition of Saiga rifle by The Free Dictionary
AK-47 (redirected from Saiga rifle)
A clip-fed, gas-operated assault rifle of Soviet design having a caliber of 7.62 millimeters and used throughout the world by armed forces and paramilitary organizations.
[Russian A(vtomat) K(alashnikova), automatic gun of Kalashnikov, after Viktor Timofeevich Kalashnikov (1919-2013), Soviet arms engineer.]
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a type of Kalashnikov assault rifle
[C20: from A(utomat) K(alashnikov)]
AK-47 (ˈeɪˈkeɪˌfɔr tiˈsɛv ən)
n., pl. AK-47's.
a kalashnikov assault rifle first made in 1947.
[1965–70; < Russian]
References in periodicals archive
One of the men was reportedly armed with a Saiga rifle
The rifle on loan from Krebs is the model KTR-03S (Krebs Tactical Rifle, 103 version), based on the Saiga rifle
made by Izhmash of Russia
His starting point was a Russian-built Saiga rifle
European American Armory's new Saiga rifle
features the Kalashnikov action and is chambered in .
which already imported Saiga rifles
, got approval to import the MKA 1919 in January 2011.
and shotguns will be imported by USSG for EAA in 2012.
RAA is the manufacturer of the Saiga rifles
and shotguns, plus firearm magazines.