Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.
Jan. 13, 1994 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian designer of history’s most widely used military rifle, the AK-47, looks at a Dragunov Tiger Sporter rifle at a gun show in Dallas. Kalashnikov died Dec. 23 at a hospital in Izhevsk, Russia. He was 94. Pat Sullivan/AP Buy Photo