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Mikhail Kalashnikov dies at 94

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    The AK-47 and later AK-74 were/are near prefect assault rifles for conscript/third world armies. Robust and simple and not to much maintenance required even under harsh conditions.
    Point and pull the trigger.
    At the end of the day what more do you need in a military bang stick.

    Dave

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    Dos vedanya
    Auf Wiedersehen
    Good Bye
    RIP Mikhail

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I have been lucky enough to fire both designs live on the range. I own an MP44 of course.

    The AK47/AKM is a better gun.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Apart from being a similar shape the AK/AKM and the STG/MP44 have very little in common, the gas system is similar but the rest of the AK operating system is more like the M1 Garand!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    People see the shape and think they're the same bloody thing, like the AK and the Vz58-designed for the same job but not the same design.

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    Quote by lithgow View Post
    People see the shape and think they're the same bloody thing, like the AK and the Vz58-designed for the same job but not the same design.
    Indeed so they look very similar but the operating systems are poles apart!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    calm down ,i only said it had echoes of the Sturmgewehr 44 design now look what you started paul

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    Quote by James C View Post
    calm down ,i only said it had echoes of the Sturmgewehr 44 design now look what you started paul
    Cheers James, i reckon it must be the old OCD kicking in!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Just to stir the water a bit LOL Mr. AK of course had a look at the STG and the "Kurtz" round for the STG. However he improved the STG design and put his own ideas into the final product, making the AK. IMHO hte STG is the mother of all modern military automatic rifles. I don't like the "assault rifle" term.

    The AK/AKM is a sweet shooter

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    Regards, Lars

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    lars that is not stirring at all ,in fact very diplomatic ,nice live shooting pictures by the way ,i blame paul ,he wouldnt let it lie

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