Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Happy Birthday, AK47

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Baghdad, Iraq
    Posts
    3,084
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default Happy Birthday, AK47

    Mikhail Kalashnikov Helps Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The AK-47
    MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JULY 6: 87-year-old Russian weapon designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, inventor of the world famous AK-47 assault rifle, attends a ceremony to celebrate the rifle's 60th anniversary on July 6, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. President Putin hailed the AK-47 automatic rifle yesterday as a symbol of Russia's "creative genius" as well as calling for a battle against makers of counterfeit AK-47s, which deprives Russia of an estimated two billion dollars (1.47 billion euros) each year. (Photo by Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)

    John Lindsey

    Oderint, dum metuant-Let them hate, so long as they fear.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    348
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    I shot one of those for the first time this last Father's Day weekend. Nice weapon. Kinda like a Harley.
    Ricky Wood

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    318
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    This reminds me of that scene in Red Heat where Arnie and Jim exchange watches... Except of course that Stoner's getting the better deal in this picture!
    Joost van Schijndel

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    virginia
    Posts
    2
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    dependable weapon...fun to shoot...put a good red dot on it and your good to go...

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Bacolod City, Philippines
    Posts
    134
    Likes (received)
    2

    Default

    Mr. Kalashnikov truly designed a classic weapon. It's bound to sit up there (if it isn't already), with the Springfield 1911, the Garand and the 45 ACP.
    Hieroteo Villarosa V

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Malibu
    Posts
    96
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    "Stolen Revenues" LOL. The AK47 was a dumbed down carbon copy of the MP43 the worlds first Assault Rifle made by Germany during WWII.

    The most amazing AK's I ever played with were of ChiCom Manufacture "liberated" more than likely during Vietnam. The Trigger Assembly was held together with bailing wire and had a receiver made out of stamped medal. During Weapons Demo's I would bury one... Have one of the students dig it up... clear it.. and cap off some rounds...It never misfired.

    Those AK's were almost indestrutible...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Melissa, TX
    Posts
    3,162
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aikibu
    The most amazing AK's I ever played with were of ChiCom Manufacture "liberated" more than likely during Vietnam...

    Those AK's were almost indestrutible...
    I remember the first time I played with the AK series, RPK, PK, and SVD... Bill, do you remember the ones you helped "liberate" from the Cubans?

    They were ok. I wasn't too impressed with them. In the end I was happy with what I was issued; my 90mm recoiless rifle and the CAR-15 (now called the M4).
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Malibu
    Posts
    96
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by George Kohler
    I remember the first time I played with the AK series, RPK, PK, and SVD... Bill, do you remember the ones you helped "liberate" from the Cubans?

    They were ok. I wasn't too impressed with them. In the end I was happy with what I was issued; my 90mm recoiless rifle and the CAR-15 (now called the M4).
    Sorry George I missed the boat on Urgent Fury by 4 months (I was Back at Bragg for Reserve Phase 1). I watched all my Ranger Buddies on TV and saw Steve on Ronnies State of the Union Address the next year.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Melissa, TX
    Posts
    3,162
    Likes (received)
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Aikibu
    Sorry George I missed the boat on Urgent Fury by 4 months (I was Back at Bragg for Reserve Phase 1). I watched all my Ranger Buddies on TV and saw Steve on Ronnies State of the Union Address the next year.
    Sorry, I thought you were there. I was in 9th grade and remember John Lindsey not being happy because he just got out not long before (year or two). I heard about Steve being being at the address. I wish there was a picture somewhere.
    George Kohler

    Genbukan Kusakage dojo
    Dojo-cho

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Malibu
    Posts
    96
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by George Kohler
    Sorry, I thought you were there. I was in 9th grade and remember John Lindsey not being happy because he just got out not long before (year or two). I heard about Steve being being at the address. I wish there was a picture somewhere.
    No Worries Brother George John was a member of the Spec4 Mafia when I was a noob and he was in another company but I remember him.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Malibu
    Posts
    96
    Likes (received)
    0

    Default

    Here a good article on the AK by my favorite Geek Pirate Webguys "The Register"

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/03/ak_47_60_years/

    William Hazen

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •