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Old 12-23-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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Default Kalishnikov dead at 94

The inventer of the AK-47 passed away at the age of 94.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25497013'

Wasn't sure wether to put it here or in the AK thread but since it's about the man and not the gun, put it here.

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I hope the anti-gun people don't celebrate.

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Kinda like a Russian John Browning

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The only bad thing about AK's is they were pointed at our guys so much of the time.

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Sad , Sad day

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When a legend dies we should all be mindful for his/her contribution.

R.I.P.

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Kinda like a Russian John Browning
I think our Ruskie friend comes up a tad short in that comparison!

Here are the firearms designed by Browning:

FN M1899/M1900 (.32 ACP)
Colt Model 1900 (.38 ACP)
Colt Model 1902 (.38 ACP)
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer (.38 ACP)
FN Model 1903 (.32 ACP, 9mm Browning Long)
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless (.32 ACP)
FN Model 1906 Vest Pocket (.25 ACP)
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket (.25 ACP)
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless (.380 ACP)
FN Model 1910 (.32 ACP, .380 ACP)
U.S. M1911 pistol (.45 ACP)
Browning Hi-Power (9mm Parabellum)
Colt Woodsman pistol (.22 LR)
Winchester Model 1885 falling-block single shot rifle
Winchester Model 1886 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1887 lever-action repeating shotgun
Winchester Model 1890 slide-action repeating rifle (.22 LR)
Winchester Model 1892 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1894 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1895 lever-action repeating rifle
Winchester Model 1897 pump-action repeating shotgun
Browning Auto-5 long-recoil semi-automatic shotgun
Browning Superposed over/under shotgun
Remington Model 8 semi-auto rifle
Remington Model 17 pump-action repeating shotgun
Browning 22 Semi-Auto rifle (.22 LR)
Remington Model 24 semi-auto rifle (.22 LR)
FN Trombone pump-action rifle (.22 LR)
U.S. M1895 air-cooled gas-operated machine gun
U.S. M1917 water-cooled recoil-operated machine gun
U.S. M1919 air-cooled recoil-operated machine gun
U.S. M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
U.S. M2 .50-caliber heavy machine gun
U.S. M4 37mm Automatic Gun

For Kalashnikov:


AK-47
AKM
AK-74 / AKS-74U / AK-74M / AKS-74
AK-101 / AK-102
AK-103 / AK-104
AK-105
AK-12
RPK / RPK-74
PK / PKM / PKP
Saiga semi-automatic rifle
Saiga-30 Belt fed repeating rifle.

To be sure a couple of heavyweights.......
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He was a commie right?

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He was one of a tiny handful of inventors in history who truly changed the course of history.

He was also a close personal friend of Eugene Stoner, another giant in firearms history.

He will not be forgotten.

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Default Kalashnikov was Russian

He served in the Russian Army in the 'Great Patriotic War' (known to the West as WWII.) He was a tanker, mechanic, if my memory serves. After being wounded, he was in a position to design a rifle, the Avtomat Kalashnikov.

He was then celebrated by the Communist Party for his contribution. In later years, Kalashnikov said he designed the rifle for his 'country'. Possibly he meant to exclude 'party', but I don't know for sure.

I do know the weapon he designed is used practically world wide, and has a large following in the United States.

Now he's dead. I do hope he rests well. I'll probably drink to his memory this evening. But I'll drink Scotch; I can't stand Vodka.

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