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Old 11-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #11
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Silly Americans are lazy with language. There is only one maker of AR-15's, Colt. Everything else is a semi-auto rifle patterned after the AR-15. Then to confuse things even further, the original AR-15, built by Armalite (division of Fairchild and not the same as the current Armalite) was a select fire "assault rifle" intended for export and US military trials. Some of the first US Air Force M-16's were actually AR-15's and marked as such.

AK-47 has become a generic term for an auto loading rifle based on Kalashikov's design (or was it actualy Hugo Schmeisser's design?). Then the media muddles things further by referring to any auto loading rifle as an AK-47, just like they refer to any auto loading handgun as a Glock.

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Old 11-28-2012, 01:12 AM   #12
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stay out of the ar15 world if the ak47/akm thing is getting to ya. that business will drive you over the edge then come come back to punch your mother...

the clip on the top ak47 pic does look funny though

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Old 11-28-2012, 02:41 AM   #13
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the clip
you mean MAGAZINE!
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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you mean MAGAZINE!
actually they clip in place... with a clip!!
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actually they clip in place... with a clip!!
Oh you're talking about the magazine catch
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it clips right in the clipwell and snaps in place.

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it clips right in the clipwell and snaps in place.
Magwell you mean
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I hate when people call my Sumatra "coffee". There is CLEARLY a difference.

... but really. Just enjoy the fact that someone shares your love for the AK variants and don't be all bent outta shape if they don't call a WASR an AKM or whatever. If it looks like an AK, it's gonna get called an AK.

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im sure we have all seen the news media call red ryders ak47s

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There is a pic floatin around the interwebz that almost exactly corresponds to this...
Oh wait, I happened to have it on my iPhone, here it is:

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