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Posted: 11/4/2003 6:12:20 PM EDT
...what in the hell kind of AK is pictured in the forum icon in the upper left-hand corner of this page?
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 6:40:53 PM EDT
Late prototype for the AK-47, built around '46-'47 or so I think.
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 7:33:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/4/2003 11:06:27 PM EDT
Looks like a standard production'49-'51
"Type I" to me...
or at least the B&W pic Ken posted does...
Notice the gas tube retainer is turned passed it's normal spot, and the re-arsenal stamp on the buttstock...
-C
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 3:36:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/5/2003 7:46:26 AM EDT
Campy, that is the correct grip angle for a Russian TypeI AK-47.... I have a set of those original phenolic grips sitting right here if you want me to measure the angles ;)
-C
Link Posted: 11/8/2003 3:37:34 PM EDT
that mag looks more like a 45 round 5.45 to me. almost straight insead of the curved 7.62 kind. who knows maybe it's just a photoshop made up AK.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 9:57:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2003 9:58:59 AM EDT by chamberlin]
Again, that mag is all Type I AK-47, it is a steel slabside mag...no real mystery here...
and no the gun is not a photoshop gun!
Please grab your Small Arms of the World by Ezell, 12th revised edition, and turn to page 37 where you will see where this picture was scanned from.
-C

P.s. if you are still talking about the icon in the upper left, yea that guns a tweaked hodgepoge...who cares.
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 10:11:24 AM EDT
Mystery solved.... for good!



Link Posted: 11/9/2003 2:54:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By chamberlin:

P.s. if you are still talking about the icon in the upper left, yea that guns a tweaked hodgepoge...



that is excatly what I was refering.



...who cares.


gee I was just putting in my 2 cents in reaponse to ClarenceDammit orginal question post:

"what in the hell kind of AK is pictured in the forum icon in the upper left-hand corner of this page?"

isn't what you guys did to his post called "hijacking"?
Link Posted: 11/9/2003 11:27:13 PM EDT
Don't know what hijacking a post means, but I appologize for my spunky attitude regarding the original question...it is unlike me to 'snap' to antagonist mode... didn't mean anything personal...
-C
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