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Posted: 8/31/2003 9:08:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2003 9:09:44 PM EDT by KenR_RedStarArms]
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 9:10:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2003 9:11:31 PM EDT by medicmandan]
I think I count 9. Interesting mix of firearms though.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 10:30:59 PM EDT
14 if some of those are Galil's.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 10:33:15 PM EDT
AUGH.

SOMEBODY THERE HAS AN SVD.

I WANT AN SVD.

DAMMIT.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 10:38:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2003 10:40:34 PM EDT by Mbsk01]
I see 8, along w/a couple of potential Galils.

Hard to tell a para FAL and a Galil apart at a distance.

EDIT- maybe 10, not counting the SVD.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 10:59:08 PM EDT
What are those guys doing with so many FALs? I can see how AKs and maybe a drag could be easy to get, but not FALs.

Is it possible they were issued some? Wierd.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 11:42:24 PM EDT
This is about a typical mix of arms found in your garden variety 3rd world army. If I am not mistaken the Guidon the guys are posing with identifies these men as belonging to a Marine EOD unit. My first guess is that most of the good folks on this board would cringe at what has already happened to those captured weapons. The chances of US Marines being issued FAL's is pretty remote, unless they maybe get detatched to a French reserve unit, the Marines deemed the M14 superior to teh FAL years ago, I doubt they have changed thier opinion since.
Link Posted: 8/31/2003 11:58:05 PM EDT
Identified:

8 undefolder AK's
1 full stock Chinese AK
1 Hungarian AKM
1 SVD
4 Para FAL's
3 M16's

2nd guy from top left has possibly an M249?
The black guy holding the flag holds a 12th unidentified AK variant...and the far right guy holding the American flag holds the 13th and most hidden AK in the bunch.

13 AK's total. What do I win?
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 12:19:24 AM EDT
I don’t see any Galils but I do see 4 folding FALs and I believe fishpoints 249 is a 240.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 12:26:52 AM EDT
I dunno, I know FALs are common in third world countries, but I never saw a single one in any pics or film from Iraq till now. They also look to be in good shape, and the Para version isn't normally seen 3rd world either.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 5:36:47 AM EDT
Ken,

Excellent photo. It's definitely a keeper to put up in the shop for all to see.

Thanks for sharing!

KF
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 5:58:33 AM EDT
The guy in the back left has an RPK
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 8:10:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 9:27:10 PM EDT
EOD guys arent typically issued rifles are they? That would explain the quantity of battlefield pickups.
Link Posted: 9/1/2003 11:38:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ross:
The guy in the back left has an RPK



Looks like the exact same rifle/configuration as the guy right above the stars in the American flag...

There are RPK's with side-folding stocks...never seen one with NO stock.
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 3:55:44 AM EDT
The guy above the stars definately has a FAL with the stock folded. Pistol grip, handguards, sights, stock, definetly a para-FAL.

The guy on the left has an RPK. The stock is lost in the guy's black suspenders, or it may not even be there (i.e got busted off, these guys are "disposal" afterall). You can tell it's an RPK from the longer barrel and the bipod. RPK bipods are pretty unique when stowed. You can see the bipod feet just above the drum mag. While the drum mag will work with any AK, it does kill the idea that it's a FAL (though a drum mag for a FAL would be cool!)

Ross
Link Posted: 9/2/2003 4:35:21 AM EDT
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