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Saw that this morning. Had been in the hospital for quite a while. Wouldn't/couldn't/didn't release exact cause of death, but at that age...

One has to admit that the Avtomat Kalashnikov certainly secured it's place in firearms history.
 

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I once met him, when he came to WDC to speak to The Asia Society. - I found it interesting that he said that the SKS was his favorite military rifle.

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I once met him, when he came to WDC to speak to The Asia Society. - I found it interesting that he said that the SKS was his favorite military rifle.

yours, sw
Not my favorite, but I have one, and an old M-60 assault pack full of loaded stripper clips. I think in an honest to gosh survival situation, not having to worry about damaging or losing magazines is a plus.
 

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"MK" said that he liked the SKS best because it was "nearly indestructible & more versatile than" any other combat rifle.
He also stated that he believed that, , "The Walther PP/PPK series of handguns was superior in every way, but cost, to the Makarov PM, Browning P-35 or Colt's 1911, as a personal sidearm".

MERRY CHRISTMAS, sw
 

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If you put an AK in the hands of someone who knows how to use it, it's a very fearsome weapon. I have very little complaints about the AK. It's not an American rifle, so it's not loved here; one shouldn't be surprised. The Russians absolutely love the thing, and they know how to make it work well in an infantry platoon, when combined with the other arms a platoon carries.
 

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I have very little complaints about the AK.
Me neither; I have one set up for social work that lives in my daily driver. It's kind of like carrying a shovel. You may need it, you can't really hurt it and if, by some misfortune it gets swiped I haven't lost a 2K$ AR.
 
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