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    Great pics man!

    Where are you finding these things?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Templar
    Great pics man!

    Where are you finding these things?

    I go into Yahoo images or Netscape images and do searches like "Bulgarian AK" or "Iraq National Guard".

    The good clear pic of the Iraqi aiming his AK was found on a search of "Iraq Training" in Netscape images IIRC.
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    But wait...there's STILL MORE...



    More Australians training Iraqis:








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    Alot of those earlier Type 3's getting black synthetic stocks put on them and seeing use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Templar
    Alot of those earlier Type 3's getting black synthetic stocks put on them and seeing use.
    Aren't they all new production Bulgarian contract rifles? I understood that there was a mixture of AK's made with the 45-degree gas block and the 90-degree gas block. IIRC that was the reason the parts to make SA M7 Classics dried up.

    I've seen photos of the 45-degree gas block rifles looking "like new".
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    I'm sure that they are "new" old stock, that have been laying around after the Cold War ended. I was told that most of the parts for the earlier Type 3 style rifles haven't actually been in production since the very late 80's, and that they were building rifles on stocks of parts that had been stockpiled.

    No reason to throw away perfectly good rifle parts if you can build them up and get a contract from Uncle Sugar.....
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    "They've been new for a long time" is what you're saying.

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    Look at the stock on this rifle...a Type 2 modified to take a polymer stock?

    Bulgarian? Or simply Russian Type 2 with a polymer stock?

    Did the Bulgarians make a Type 2?

    Somebody explain this one:

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    Re: [b]Iraqi AK's[/b]

    Quote Originally Posted by Templar
    Arsenal Bulgaria received several contracts to rearm the Iraqi National Guard (ING). Many of the AK's in Iraq were destroyed because the cost to overhaul them was prohibitive and the feeling was that one specific type of AK would be better vs. the hodge podge that existed previously.

    Like they couldn't have made parts kits out of them and sold them here.
    Even if they were beat to shit, the fact that they were Iraqi would have commanded a premium.
    There were a shit pot load of Enfields, Mausers, and others that were burnt.
    Such a waste.
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    Zane I would bet that's a russian Type II AK fitting with a new Polymer stock.

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    Only the Russians made Type 2's, the Type 3's were the first export models.....so that's an old Russian with a face lift.....
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    A Type 2 with a CAR-15 collabsible stock?

    I see even the Middle East has its share of "Bubbas." :roll:
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    Iraqi Army with captured RPG. Supposedly this was taken AFTER the Iraqi National Guard was dissolved and integrated into the Iraqi Army:



    Enhanced in Photoshop:



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    Celebrating 20 years of AK ownership: 1992-2012

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    Almost forgot about this one from the Iraqi pic thread, here cropped and reduced in Photoshop:



    Same with this one:

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