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    1988 Tabuk

    Reweld done by someone not known to the community. All matching besides the bolt and top cover. Have been told that the triangle within a cirlce stamp on the receiver could be a marking from the 2nd Al Medina Armored Division of the Republican Guard. Note that this is a later model Tabuk (1988) with the flip up night sights and grenade launcher features deleted. Tabuk 1.jpgTabuk 2.jpgTabuk 3.jpgTabuk 4.jpgTabuk 5.jpg
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    I’ll take it.
    needs moar AK

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    Reweld huh, saw cut I assume? Original barrel? I love anything with an RPK style trunnion. Very nice.
    Looks like the selector has a hold back notch in it. When was that done?
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    Nice job.

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    Know little about Tabuk rifles, but curious about the stamped SN(?) on the receiver.

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    Yes this was a saw cut deact kit, it did have a matching bolt but the head was ground off and the original Iraqi barrel was demilled also, so this has a Yugo barrel. The selector does not have a hold open, that is just poor lighting. Not sure about the serial on the receiver either...so little is known about these rifles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by esh21167 View Post
    Know little about Tabuk rifles, but curious about the stamped SN(?) on the receiver.
    From OPs description I’m fairly certain this rifle was a European deact. There were a handful of fixed stock Tabuk’s on the market there 6-7 years ago. The triangle in circle and serial number stamped on the receiver were done by the proofing house that certified it as a deact most likely.

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    Nice rifle! Party on Slurms!!
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    Enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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    What's the sight leaf look like on these? Very nice BTW. I too, would throw my wallet in the ring for such a sweet piece!
    Last edited by JoDaBo; 06-27-2020 at 09:47 PM.


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    Sight leaf is basically an exact copy of Yugo, doesn't have any Arabic numbers like the Maadi's do.
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    The receiver number indicates these were built at the same time

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    Raised in New Mexico, where the Hell else do you sneak out in the backyard and shoot off an Atom Bomb or three, instead of a firecracker ...

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    Very interesting...that appears to be one of the 3 digit serial rifles that I’m not sure of the explanation for but the stamped serial on the receiver is close to mine..same triangle in a circle logo too. Very, very interesting indeed!
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    It was relayed to me that the 3 digit ones were built as training rifles and that some had cracked barrel trunnions. This one does not.
    Raised in New Mexico, where the Hell else do you sneak out in the backyard and shoot off an Atom Bomb or three, instead of a firecracker ...

 

 
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