FAQ – Questions & AnswersCategory: AK-47 FAQHow to tell if AK-47 is full auto?
Ken Cain asked 3 months ago
How do I know if my AK-47 is fully automatic?

5 Answers
Ivan Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few ways to tell if an AK-47 is set to full auto or not.

First, you can check the selector lever. On a full-auto gun, the selector lever will be in the down position, while on a semi-auto gun it will be in the up position.

Second, you can look at the trigger group. On a full-auto gun, there will be a second hole drilled into the trigger group right above the trigger. This hole is where the full auto sear release is located. On a semi-auto gun, this hole will not be present.

Third, you can look at the magazine release. On a full-auto gun, the magazine release will have been relocated to the left side of the gun, while on a semi-auto gun it will be in the factory location on the right side of the gun.

How to tell if AK-47 is full auto?

If you are unsure whether or not your AK-47 is set to full auto, it is always best to consult with a qualified gunsmith or firearms instructor. Never attempt to convert a semi-auto gun to full auto yourself, as this is illegal in most jurisdictions.

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Lewis Staff answered 3 months ago

One way is to look at the selector lever. If the lever is in the “full auto” position, then the gun is capable of firing in both semi-auto and full-auto modes.

Another way to tell is by looking at the magazine. If the magazine has a slot for a full auto sear, then the gun is capable of firing in full auto mode.

Finally, you can check with the manufacturer to see if the gun is rated for full-auto fire.

How to tell if AK-47 is full auto?

Cruz Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few ways to tell if your AK-47 is full auto:

  • First, look at the selector switch on the gun. If it has an “auto” position, then your gun is full auto.
  • Second, look at the trigger. If there is a second hole in the trigger next to the main trigger hole, then your gun is full auto.
  • Finally, consult your owner’s manual. It should have information on whether or not your specific model of AK-47 is full auto.

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Antony Staff answered 3 months ago
  1. Full-auto AKs will have a selector lever that has three positions instead of the normal two (safe, semi, and full).
  2. On a full auto AK, the trigger group is usually painted red or has a conspicuous red triangle stamped into it.
  3. Most full auto guns will also have a muzzle brake or compensator attached to help manage recoil.

How to tell if AK-47 is full auto?

Olson Staff answered 3 months ago

There are a few ways to tell if an AK-47 is a full auto:

First, you can look at the markings on the gun. If it has a “FF” or “Fa” marking, that indicates that it’s full auto.

Secondly, you can inspect the trigger area to see if there’s a mechanism for selecting between full auto and semi-auto fire.

Finally, you can ask the owner or dealer whether the gun is full auto.

How to tell if AK-47 is full auto?