Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator of AK-47, Dies at 94

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by stg58, Dec 23, 2013.


  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Reliable but not as accurate as many others including the AR-15 family..

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    Lt. Gen. Mikhail T. Kalashnikov, the arms designer credited by the Soviet Union with creating the AK-47, the first in a series of rifles and machine guns that would indelibly associate his name with modern war and become the most abundant firearms ever made, died on Monday in Izhevsk, the capital of the Udmurtia republic, where he lived. He was 94.

    BBC News - Obituary: Mikhail Kalashnikov

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  2. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Second only to John Moses Browning…

    Say what you may…my 101 is a tack driver within 150-200 yds.
     
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  3. William Antrum

    William Antrum GunMetal Monkey

    What a shame....:(
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Before somebody says "finger on the trigger?", I might remind them, when YOU design your own reliable battle rifle, you can place your finger anywhere you please.
    RIP, MK.
     
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  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Agreed and at least he is 50% safe with the selector in the safe position (as long as it works).
     
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  6. Pistolero

    Pistolero Monkey+

    Just told the wife, she is saddened by his passing. She started her training on the AK at the ripe old age of 15, just like every other good Soviet Student!
     
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  7. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Interesting that he is posing with a real AK-47 with the milled receiver, this time no safety and was granted the right to have one in his home.

    Mikhail Kalashnikov demonstrating a model of his AK-47 assault rifle at his home in 1997

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