The reason this point was brought up was because you made an incorrect blanket statement. If we do not make correction, false information begins to spread and people get misled. If you can produce pictures or some kind of evidence that is not totally anecdotal, I will be happy to retract my statement.
First, If you had bothered to read beyond the apparent flash point my initial post, I actually offered to retract my statement of memory, in a follow up post as well, IF real proof that each & every barrel coming from China was chrome lined. There is plenty of proof they all were not. My memory is that the 84s was no exception.
You want proof from me?
Where's your 100% factual proof that they were?? Yes, I can ask the same of you.
Perhaps we can both admit, chances of either one of us providing that absolute verification, is pretty slim at this point in history. All we have is reference. References from a country who often mixed things all up, for no known reason, to us. Coming along decades later.
I do have news for you though, as politely as I can put it at this late hour.
I have always treated you with respect and valued your input on this forum. However you do seem to pop up and directly and deliberately refute what I post for some odd reason. I've almost come to expect it. Shit you not.
You are very well informed on this subject, there are many others that are as well. But, you are not now, nor ever will be the absolute definitive & final authority on all things Kalashnikov that you apparently believe yourself to be. No such person exist that is living today.
Just because you state it, write it or think it, doesn't make it biblical text.
In fact, there have been at least a couple of times my friend, that you've written things on this forum - that were absolutely 100% incorrect. To the point, one time I got up, left the computer, went out to the shop (that holds literally hundreds of gun, parts & parts kits from nearly every country & era) located and held in my hands the very proof that was opposite to what you stated "as a fact".
Yet I did not come back and publicly tie you down and pick apart the post you made and every post by you, to then ever follow, under the guise, of course, of historical correctness.
"Internet-Faktenpolizei" I am not. Respect for you & the little known concept that you can be wrong, was another.
People can be wrong. I can be wrong. Have admitted as much more than once. I'm a student of life, contributing to this forum (and about a dozen others) in an effort (for the most part) to learn & maybe help others and pass along my years of knowledge & skill, to those who may benefit from it. My post reflect that. A beacon of all knowledge I will never claim to be, even in subject matters that I am actually officially recognized and even designated, as such.
AFAIK, no one out there on the internet however, is using this forum to write their master degree thesis to which all their life's work is to be based on. I read that Abraham Lincoln stated that once.
I suspect has nothing to do with "correctness" (the leftist favorite word BTW) however, but more of one of maturity.
Either way, I'll agree to disagree here and move on with my life. Some how. Some way...
Have a good nite.