AK magazine reliability test.
AK pistol converted to use PPSh drum magazines.
The Frequency of Weapons From Iraq Inside Syria.
Syrians fighting to overthrow Bashar al-Assad are woefully under-equipped with arms. Unsurprisingly, these are conditions in which black markets proliferate. Many of the arms that are making it into the country have come from Iraq - a fact documented on The New York Times and the At War blog. We’ve been working to take a slice of what’s in circulation, the results of which we’ll publish with time on At War. But one item is in view with the several fighting groups we’ve worked beside — the Iraqi version of the Kalashnikov, known as the Tabuk, made during the time when Saddam Hussein’s military had its own Kalashnikov plant.
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Factory markings on the Tabuk. From the Hisham Haboub Battalion in the Idlib governorate. By the author. A few days ago.
Chinese Uighurs learned how to disassemble a Kalashnikov rifle at the Zhawar training complex in Khost, Afghanistan. The Zhawar training camps were used by Arab-Afghan fighters and were partially funded by Osama bin Laden and Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence. May 1990. Robert Nickelsberg.
Bravo 18 Saiga 7-12 AOW
7 inch, Chrome lined, Saiga Pistol, 1-5 rd mag
Integral, 6 sided, free float, 1913 rail
Convert to M4 pistol grip
finger mag release and extended paddle
Move forward and install new trigger and guard
Left hand charge conversion with top cover (see options)
Bolt hold open
Extended finger safety lever
Cerakote H-Series coated (1 color)
Cerakote DFAC (dry film anti-carbon) bolt and carrier
OSS VSR Visual Signature Reducer
I love these pictures. Photojournalism has always been a dream of mine. <3
An Ethiopian man holds a kalashnikov rifle at his waist. March 17, 2009. © Michael Hanson
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