Have you always had a fixation for the world’s most popular rifle? Have you been considering adding the signature Soviet weapon to your arsenal? Do you have absolutely no money, and a seemingly endless supply of glue?
If you fit all of those descriptions, you’re in luck. If you don’t, chances are that you’re going to watch the entire video below anyway, because the process by which this man builds is own functional AK-47 rifle out of cardboard is nothing if not mesmerizing.
YouTube user Blackfish uploaded this video in July 2017, and it has since garnered almost 4.5 million views since. It opens with the user firing the homemade “weapon” at stacks of solo cups, which crumble pretty easily.
Of course, this isn’t going to be the ideal rifle for home defense, but there is something to be appreciated for just how in-depth an understanding this person has for firearms. Almost all of the parts are reconstructed using cardboard and a few other materials. While its likely very few have actually sat through this 13-minute video to replicate the entire process, the format makes it pretty easy to do so — assuming you have nothing else to do today.
The best part about this is that, when completed, the cardboard AK-47 actually works. It comes equipped with an “iron” tip, a removable magazine, and a functional firing mechanism.
Watch the entire video below.
~ Firearm Daily