"I would have preferred to invent something which helps people and makes life easier for farmers. A lawnmower, for example," the 82-year-old general told Bild newspaper.
Despite the success of the AK-47, Kalashnikov has never earned any money from his invention.
"All the earnings went to the state," he said.
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