AK47: Rather than mothball the factory, the Russians changed the design of the AK-47 and other guns and made them "sporting" rifles. You know--in case you want to hunt with an AK style rifle. The changes are significant. The magazine well is narrower. The Grip and stock are replaced by a more traditional rifle stock, and the trigger group is moved back an inch or so. The guns are produced as semiautomatics.