Nightly News   |  December 23, 2013

AK-47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov dies

Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at age 94. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> mikhail kalashnikov has died. his name was synonymous with the weapon he invented, universally known as the ak-47. one of the most widely used rifles in all the world. truth be told they've killed a lot of americans in a lot of conflicts over the years. even though the russians commission them as weapons to outshoot the germans. veterans know them well from the sight of their banana shaped clip to the sound they make on the battlefield. mikhail kalashnikov was 94. as you may