2016 intercepted cache
Recycling by Paris.
France on Tuesday, December 11 handed over 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and three amphibious vehicles to the Central African Republic to shore up its beleaguered armed forces. French Defence Minister Florence Parly oversaw the handover at a ceremony at M’Polo military base in the capital Bangui. French officials said the 1,400 guns are a gift.
https://thedefensepost.com/2018/12/1...H8U_biQmIru1Q0In a November 2016 report, CAR said the seizure included 2,000 new-condition AKM-pattern assault rifles characteristic of Iranian manufacture and that the “weight of evidence” indicated that Iran was the likely source and Somalia and/or Yemen the intended destinations.
From this article on the USNavy intercept -
a nice Hi-Rez
Any details strike y'all as particularly Iranian?
I'd look at them and in my ignorance just shrug, think Norinco MAK-90 converted to UF...
Tried to look at the news article but the irony is their anti ad blocker blocks me.
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needs moar AK
Those look Chinese to me.
needs moar AK
Can't find a single pic showing the trunnion and selector markings.
So looking at some of the (possible) Iranian AKs with the folding bayonet pics - even the wood looks the same as on the Chinese guns.
I've got a set of, what I previously assumed to be Chinese folding bayo Type-56, furniture that came back from Iraq during Gulf War 1.0. Now I'm wondering if there is a possibility that they might have come off an Iran/Iraq War captured Iranian AK, pressed into Iraqi service. Any guesses as to how one might tell the diff?
I've been considering putting these together on a Chinese kit build. But if I have the excuse to build an Iranian model, I might take that instead.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards
Found an image of an Iraqi AK receiver from an AK captured in Syria. No trunnion markings, serial # engraved just below trunnion.
Iranian ak have hood fsb, no threads
Being a Pakistani sharing border with Iran, I had been to Iran border a couple of times and you won't believe they had AMD's, Chinese, Hungarian front foregrip & Russian AK's. Now I don't know either they make clones in Iran or import them from the respective countries. But one thing was common all of their ak furniture was mostly in black colour.