7.62 x 39mm

The data on ammunition is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Bullet diameter 7.92 mm
Case length 38.7 mm
Overall length 56 mm


The following is a non-exhaustive overview of SALW using this type of ammunition.
Weapon name Category Number of countries
AK-47 / AKM Assault Rifles 122
Norinco Type 63 Rifles & Carbines 6
Norinco Type 81 Assault Rifles 12
RPD Light Machine Guns 65
RPK Light Machine Guns 70
Simonov SKS Rifles & Carbines 80