Mikhail Kalashnikov in intensive care.

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by ineedacigg, Dec 27, 2012.

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  1. Gunshot wound ?
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  2. Who was the "Father" of that the that "other rifle"..?

  3. Mr Baker?
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  4. That must have been God as only he could have made a rifle so perfect in form and function
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  5. Martini Henry
    Mr Lee Enfield
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  6. Could this mean a WallMart run on "modern sporting rifles" that have an entirely accidental resemblance to AK-47s?
  7. Couldn't have been that valued if no ****** had pinged that he hadn't turned in since March.
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  8. Doubt he's the only arms dealer to be on a nine month sabbatical and nobody has noticed?...besides he's old..he's probably in Florida getting his wrinkly old togger wet!
  9. Designed the AK my arse.

    He was the Soviet poster boy who's face they slapped on the project, they used German engineers and designers that they hoovered up from all over post fall germany just like the yanks did, the team they used to run the project and come up with a working design probably ended up in a shallow grave with a tok round in the back of the head.
  10. Meh!...World strongestman has just started on channal 5..be back in an hour..;-)
  11. Yeah, that's right, the Soviets couldn't do anything themselves (barring T34, Il-2, Katyusha etc). Come on, the Cold War is over (quite a while in fact).

    In WWII a Soviet army rifle in widespread use was gas operated, it seems: SVT-40 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Interesting detail there:

    "The SVT-38 is a gas-operated weapon with a short-stroke, spring-loaded piston above the barrel and a tilting bolt.[1] Thus it became one of the pioneers of this configuration, which eventually became widely used. There is some dispute about who exactly first developed this operating principle, as the SVT's mechanism (as implemented in 1935 competition prototype) closely resembles Dieudonné Saive's design of 1937; Saive eventually designed the FN FAL, which employs the same operating principle as the SVT."
  12. Zee Germans landed on the moon as well.:study: