needs moar AK
Mmmmmm...that dark wood spiker in the middle. Theyre all pretty cool.
Last edited by AZG; 06-28-2018 at 10:02 AM.
he he So they just lay it the floor and that's it .
I heard that at one time a bunch of stored WWII German weapons that were in Albania went to an arms museum in country.
Are you going to visit any of the old weapons factories in Albania?
I have heard that the old SKS factory is in shambles... roof collapsing etc.
Might be interesting to see what remains.
cant wait for the book!
not taking new work
Not planning on visiting the factory. The AK factory is currently busy demilling excess ordnance and supposedly have a license from HK for new rifles. Not sure what.
As a lifetime student of geography, I'd be just as interested (if not more so) to hear a bit about your general impressions of being in Albania.
We've got a hell of a lot more in common with the fellow citizens we're being trained to hate than the puppetmasters training us to hate them.
LOOKING FOR: EG SSG-82 5.45 bolt gun; Soviet (7.62), East German (7.62/5.45) and Romy (5.45) Barrels; nice EG or Soviet Makarov
I organize and sell Commbloc weapon/parts/accessory collections and estates for those who cannot or would prefer not to, send a PM if interested.
Kalashnikov Collectors Association
These are some great guns buddy. Enjoy.
Anyways, on the plane ride in, beautiful Alp/Rocky mountain type mountains, a nice looking coast line.
Tirana itself, a little run down/dirty but that is "normal" in warm places like Italy, Greece, etc.
Prices on food and lodging were not super cheap but very reasonable.
And despite being "Muslim", in two days, I saw a whopping 3 women in Hijabs. Two of which were old ladies. I see more in a 10 minute walk in Germany.
I had an Albanian gf for a bit not too-too long ago. Olive-skinned Eastern Orthodox gal. A lot of fun. She liked to get down... A LOT, like 4-6 times a day. Spoke perfect English too, no accent. That's about my only exposure to the place(no pun intended).
The pics disappeared from the original post, but will repost them.
In June 2018, I took a visit to Tirana Albania to visit and photograph AKs for my book series "the AK47 catalog". The pics taken that day would end up in volume 11.
AKs lined up for photography. Most were in the display, others were attached to various "dummies" they had, a display of a tent, etc.
AK manual cover and interior. I have found most Western names for the various AKs to be bullshit, so I use the names right off the military manuals.
SKS manual with Albanian nomenclature. Besides their own, they also used Chinese.
Oddball Chinese Type 56 that was cut and reweldeding into (I assume) a 7.62x54 hunting rifle. Incomplete, so I didn't take photos.