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Posted: 5/15/2002 8:11:14 PM EDT
I just got the latest edition of American Rifleman and notice they are offering a collectors edition AK-47.  While it's nice to see an AK in the NRA magazine, the model they chose is the worst possible.  It has the Romak stock, instead of a real pistol grip, and it looks like it can only accept single stack magazines.  For $2,000 one would hope you could get an AK that would take a 30rd magazine or a 75 round drum.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:12:19 PM EDT
Not to mention that it is ugly as hell!

Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:14:51 PM EDT
but, but, but, it's the "End of the Cold War" edition!

Saw it, almost lost my lunch.
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:17:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/15/2002 8:27:34 PM EDT
What, no pics?
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 3:55:08 AM EDT
heh, you can get a gold plated limited edition version
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:46:09 AM EDT
Hell, for two grand it better be gold plated! [shock]
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 6:32:52 AM EDT
That is about the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I like how the ad states that only fifty will be made for veterans, collectors and musuems.  I seriously doubt that a lot of musuems are going to be ordering a chrome plated, ugly-a$$ AK-47.
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 3:35:36 PM EDT
I missed it...what did Chuck say about AK's ??
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 3:49:48 PM EDT
ow eyes burning pain intense
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:23:54 PM EDT
Here's the picture.


If they would have put a black stock on it, it would have looked much better.  I like my version much better than theirs.

Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:49:09 PM EDT
Oh man that's pretty damn ugly.

I'll take an SAR1 anyday
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:53:08 PM EDT
bwahahahahahaha! hey...anyone wanna buy one of those old norinco mak-90 "vietnam war" edition ak's! gold plated!!!

guys...the mak-90 "vietnam war" edition was a thumbhole...but it least it was a hi-cap! this is a TEN ROUND CAPACITY LOW-CAP!!! a freakin' SINGLE STACK MAG ak!!!

the morons i send my nra dues to don't even have the brass to offer me a HI-CAP rifle for the low, low price of $1995? wth? they must be trying to reach out to the "borderline" pimps out there! sheesh!

a romak 991 was worth about $150, the last time i checked. all those stickers, decals and cnc engraving must be worth as much as the "textured" black paint over the wood.

and another thing...the add lies in stating it is "soviet military" wood. bullshit, sailor! it's romanian PLYWOOD. no self respecting soviet would be caught dead with a stick like that on his kalashnikov.
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 4:56:01 PM EDT
Those NRA fundraising collecters Ed. sales[rolleyes]
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 5:46:17 PM EDT
Holy crap! That is sad.

That ad is a parody of itself.
Link Posted: 5/16/2002 6:17:02 PM EDT
You would think they'd have the balls to put American "parts" count in there so pistol grip would be available.  What kind of soldier would tote around a butthole stocked AK?  With 10 round mag to boot?
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 2:46:13 PM EDT
when I saw that I actually dry heaved  I love almost all ak's but that one I can not stand, sad, very sad think MR.K  should  slap some one ,I know I would
Link Posted: 5/17/2002 2:49:51 PM EDT
That is the ugliest fvcking nickel-plated sissy-rifle I've ever seen. [puke]
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 10:34:00 AM EDT
That is Mr. Pimp's idea of a fine rifle...
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 4:06:52 PM EDT
That is just an ad, it is not an NRA sponsored commemorative. But, it is butt ugly!
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:27:06 PM EDT
"beotch get me my ak"
Link Posted: 5/18/2002 11:45:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 1:40:04 AM EDT
That thing would look absolutely bitchin' hanging on the gunrack in the rear window of my Grand Torino...which...I might add...is pimped out with shag carpeting on the dash...fuzzy dice on the rearview mirror...

And let's not forget the leopard skin seat covers.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 2:31:51 AM EDT
Hell, for that price I would just buy my own AK and have it chrome plated and engraved! But really, who would want such a piece of crap like that? That collector's piece contradicts everything the AK was supposed to be.....not pretty or fancy, but a crude, reliable and durable weapon. Something like that isn't intended to be used, so I really have no need for it. I'll take an SAR 1 anyday over that.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 5:59:36 AM EDT
man, that is butt ugly.
since gun ownership is shameful and gun owners are shunned, what is the display case for, did the nra forget that all guns must now be secured, disassembled, locked up, parts stored at different off-site locations ...
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 6:33:58 AM EDT
A friend of mine makes these things.  He's not proud of it.  Long before they came out he was talking about what an abomination these things would be.

The foundation is connected to of all things the marine raider museum.
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 8:01:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 5/19/2002 8:20:38 AM EDT
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