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Look up "Operation Gladio" by Paul L. Williams. Read it. Absorb it. Then was you come across articles like the one you've linked to. You'll view them with a much more complete perspective. You will not waste your time on them.
 

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Damn....

I like to think I am up to date on things, but this is the first I have read about this.

Tactically speaking it wasn't a bad initial idea. Tells me they didn't think much about their ability to stop the Soviets.

As usual, the best intentions get screwed up along the way.
 

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Look up "Operation Gladio" by Paul L. Williams. Read it. Absorb it. Then was you come across articles like the one you've linked to. You'll view them with a much more complete perspective. You will not waste your time on them.
All I wanted to know is whether the AKM rifles identified as "Iranian" were indeed so. I didn't want to hear about some conspiracy bunk.
 

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The furniture and gas tubes seem to match Iranian pattern, from what I can find on the net.
 

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All I wanted to know is whether the AKM rifles identified as "Iranian" were indeed so. I didn't want to hear about some conspiracy bunk.
:roflmao:Sorry, I was paying attention to the actual content of the article you linked to instead of the superficial.
 

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If I remember right the Iranian RPG's we had in Iraq had some very nice ergonomic grips on them, like they were molded to your hand. The purist in me got a facial twitch from it but it damn they were nice!
 

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So far as I am aware the Iranians make AKs from Chinese knock down kits and put some of their own furniture on them. They may produce them entirely domestically. They also make MG-3s, G-3s, Uzis, Type-79 Dragunov, RPG-7 (with a rather interesting and unique HEAT round that uses a crush-plate ogive instead of a piezo-electric crystal for detonation) and a number of other small arms (12.5, 14.5 and 20mm anti materiel rifles for example).
 

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The outfit that produced the pamphlet looks pretty slick, but they should invest in Stottman’s AK books or The Grim Reaper.

Thar’s a full on Bulgarian military AK, not an “Sa93.”
 

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The furniture and gas tubes seem to match Iranian pattern, from what I can find on the net.
Yeah, but the receivers look to be standard Soviet/European AKM pattern as opposed to the Chinese, maybe they thought that the Chinese was too labor intensive?
 

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Or rather, the top one looked like it's trunnion rivet pattern was Soviet/European, while the bottom was Chinese. Could that be the case?
 
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