Hunting the Yeti…
Actually no. What are probably French soldiers training in the alps. Note the FAMAS rifle’s visible and distinct silhouette. Soldier at the entrance of the cave with an HK MP5SD.
The civilian model of the M14, this M1A has a stock with the selector switch cutout. You can buy a “fake” selector switch to install for that complete Vietnam-era look. I saw a standard Springfield Armor M1A at a Sports Authority when I went to see what kind of ammo was left. Employee had just brought it out to fill an empty spot on the gun rack and someone pointed to it and bought it.
Tavor SAR B-16
Seems the importation is a go. Firearm dealers/distributors are taking pre-orders for the Tavor SAR B-16, the semi-auto civilian version of the Tavor Tar-21 rifle. So far all of the MSRP’s is around $1,900+. Tempted to pre-order one…
I think these are French soldiers doing mountain training, I can see the FAMAS. Really interesting how they blend in well. Most people think arctic or snow camouflage means a pure white setup.
Based on the original Russian design, the Makarov has been copied and adopted by many nations over the decades. This Bulgarian example is pictured with something very much sought after; a .22 LR conversion kit. Normally Makarovs use 9x18mm Makarov, not 9x19mm Parabellum. Though the kit lets you use cheap .22 LR for practice, like any semi-auto firearm in that caliber, they can be picky about what type of ammo is used.
A more practical use of the mag well space on an AR-15 lower. This one has the morse code chart. Many of us will probably never use morse code…unless SHTF.
Mosin Nagant M44
A shorter carbine version of the longer Mosin Nagant 91/30. Unlike the earlier carbine model, the M38, the M44 has a side-folding non-removable spike bayonet. This feature would later become integrated with the SKS, albeit as an under-folding bayonet. The M44 gets it’s designation from the year it entered service, 1944, but there were some produced in 1943, which are generally more collectable and cost a bit more.
A nice batch of freshly built M92’s, an SBR (Short Barreled Rifle). You can find them in the regular 7.62x39mm or in 5.56x45mm. Note the notch cut into the safety, meant lock and hold the bolt back.
A Turkish sniper with an SVD. Aside from the gigantic optic, note the very bizarre bipod. It clamps onto the receiver like the original SVD bipod but the legs are farther ahead. Not sure if that is a Turkish design or not.
H&K MP5K Briefcase
This was designed and sold by H&K with the intended market being special security services. The trigger is visible in the briefcase’s handle which actuates the mechanism to pull the MP5K’s trigger. A large cache of these were found in Iraq but I don’t know what happened with them. Either destroyed or sold off to security contractors.
An Afghan Army soldier huddled behind a building as snow falls. He sorta looks like he’s dressed warm enough for the small amount of snow but he doesn’t look happy at all.