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Posted: 5/10/2004 3:55:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:58:34 PM EST
I wondered if a person could build up an AK using screws instead of rivits, guess this shows that It can be done.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 3:58:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:08:22 PM EST
The Alaska State Troopers did an arctic test for which semi auto rifle worked the best in cold weather conditions. Wasn't the m-14 (although the Navy uses that for polar bear sentry duty on subs that surface in the pack ice) but the Finnish Valmet, a Kalashnikov-derived design.

The test was from an old website I read years ago, I wont even bother trying to look for it.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:08:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:11:49 PM EST
the damn things are so inaccurate that their owners can't even hit the AK forum with their posts!

mike
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:22:23 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/10/2004 4:27:10 PM EST by Andreuha]
Already in the AK forum..
Gotta love it!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:32:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 4:46:27 PM EST
If you use the screw method, a pregnancy could result. I know I am a professional!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:01:21 PM EST
Sweet. As an added feature, they are much more evil-looking than the AR family. Something about the big banana-shaped mags twists the lib's panties like nothing else. Maybe its the fact I can fill the mag for $2.40.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:06:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By JoeWang:
Sweet. As an added feature, they are much more evil-looking than the AR family. Something about the big banana-shaped mags twists the lib's panties like nothing else. Maybe its the fact I can fill the mag for $2.40.



And the one on the video is EXTRA evil because it's all black!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:15:15 PM EST
I wanna build one of those bad, I'm just too scareddy cat that I'll get $200 in parts infront of me and not know what to do.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:18:52 PM EST
So buy all the parts! If anything, once you know you can't do anything with them that'll look like someone over the age of 3 assembled it, you can allways send it all away for professional building

It's about as easy as it gets, IMO.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:21:58 PM EST
I'd be more afraid that you'd get the parts and then the ATF would come knockin' on your door. Remember that one place that sold all the machine gun parts kits, sure enough the ATF said that the kits weren't properly cut so they still considered them machineguns and took the records of all the people that bought them. I'd love to build an AMD-65 but I don't want to risk it right at this moment.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:25:36 PM EST
nah, non issue. Nothin illegal about having anything from a real (read: select-fire) AK, other than the tiny section of receiver which has the 'third hole' cut in it. Either way, most of the receivers you can buy now have zero sheetmetal left on them.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:39:08 PM EST

Originally Posted By raven:
The Alaska State Troopers did an arctic test for which semi auto rifle worked the best in cold weather conditions. Wasn't the m-14 (although the Navy uses that for polar bear sentry duty on subs that surface in the pack ice) but the Finnish Valmet, a Kalashnikov-derived design.

The test was from an old website I read years ago, I wont even bother trying to look for it.



Excellent article, I read it too. Think it was the Galil though, which is patterned after the Valmet. They didn't specifically test the other AK variants, including the AK-47, but the presumption was that all would function equally well given the inherent design similarities.
IIRC, they tested them at -60F at one point and only the Galil fed and functioned reliably. All of the rifles functioned better at that temp without lube but the Galil without lube functioned quite a bit better than anything else.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:45:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
the damn things are so inaccurate that their owners can't even hit the AK forum with their posts!

mike

Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:15:27 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:52:17 PM EST
If you look at enough pics from Iraq, you'll notice more than one US troop carrying something other than his issued M16...

Sofar I've seen both FAL's and AK's in the hands of US troops...
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 9:04:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
If you look at enough pics from Iraq, you'll notice more than one US troop carrying something other than his issued M16...

Sofar I've seen both FAL's and AK's in the hands of US troops...



Yup... pretty cool test
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