Kalishnikov dead at 94

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  1. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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

  3. WebleyFosbery38

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    Kinda like a Russian John Browning
     
  4. rocshaman

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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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  6. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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

    R.I.P.
     
  7. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    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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  8. deadsp0t

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    He was a commie right?
     
  9. locutus

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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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I can't stand vodka either, but tonight I will hoist one in his honor.

    BTW, if we look at a designer by the sheer number of guns he designed, we would have to exclude from "great designer" status such legends as:

    Winchester
    Garand
    Thompson
    Stoner
    Maxim
    Luger
    Walther
    Glock
    Wesson

    Can't speak for others, but I judge the greatness of an inventor not by the number of his inventions, but by the greatness of his single best invention.

    By that value system, every name on that list is equal to Browning.
     
  12. Jagermeister

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    He lived in a communist economy. He lived in a socialist government. That was his lot in life. What is your point? He was patriotic to the country he was born in. Same as the typical German soldier in WW2. Or, the typical Confederate in the Civil War. Or, any typical soldier serving the USA. He was the designer of an awesome weapon system that is used by both Eastern and Western nations. Sure his guns were pointed at us, but we used them to point right back at the enemy. BGs also use Rugers, S&Ws, Colts, etc. But we use them right back. Remember it is not the gun. It is the person/governments that use the gun. I just bought my AK. Bought from his factory. Coming to me straight from Russia. A conservative American. Isn't she a beauty....
     

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  13. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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    That's very true Jager, it's not the tool. It's the man or, the country.
     
  14. deadsp0t

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    I just think it's funny.. Here a FTF we overlook the fact he's a commie because we like his gun..
    If the man was unaffiliated with guns and just a famous communist everyone would be saying they were glad he was dead.. See the threads on Mandela..

    Sometimes the hypocrisy here is overwhelming.

    I will say RIP to the designer of one of the better guns In History. I've shot several and love them. I personally couldn't careless about the other stuff.
     
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  17. deadsp0t

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    Last time a famous commie died the deal was the only good commies are dead commies

    :confused:
     
  18. chloeshooter

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    don't be confused. with the exception of commies who design cool rifles - the only good commies are dead commies lol
     
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    Rest in Peace sir!