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Title: Moscow Unveils A Monument To Mikhail Kalashnikov, The AK-47’s Designer
Source: The Daily Sheeple
URL Source: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-ne ... v-the-ak-47s-designer_09192017
Published: Sep 19, 2017
Author: Mac Slavo
Post Date: 2017-09-21 10:15:08 by Deckard
Keywords: None
Views: 115
Comments: 9

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A brand new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov holding his signature AK-47 assault rifle was unveiled in Moscow on Tuesday. The statue commemorates one of Russia’s most renowned inventions.

Kalashnikov is a staple name in Russia. The history of the rifle though began almost 100 years ago when its designer was born. The inventor of the world’s most famous rifle was born into a Siberian peasant family in 1919. He was mechanically minded and first aspired to design farm equipment. But World War II called him into the army and he was wounded in the 1941 battle of Bryansk. While he was in the hospital recovering, he heard other soldiers saying their weapons were insufficient to those of the Nazi’s. So, Kalashnikov got to work designing his own rifle.

He made a successful rifle in 1947 for the Russian army. The infamous gun’s name (AK-47) commemorates the designer and the year of accomplishment. Avtomat Kalashnikova (19)47.

The AK-47 soon became widely popular for its adaptability to rugged conditions, including jungles, deserts, and the bitter cold. It is simple to operate and easy to maintain. With little training, users of this rifle can often field-strip an AK-47 in a half a minute.

The gun was quickly adopted by Soviet Bloc armies and the Soviet Union distributed them to the armies of ideological allies and revolutionary groups throughout Africa and Asia. Moscow also freely licensed other countries to produce local versions.

By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world’s firearms. The rugged and reliable weapon is the number one choice for many armies, terror groups, and history collectors worldwide.

In the words of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “The Kalashnikov rifle is a symbol of the creative genius of our people.” Or as Russia’s Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky put it: the Kalashnikov rifle has become “Russia’s cultural brand.”

Kalashnikov solidified his place in not just Russian history, but in world history as well. His invention is on the flags of Mozambique and Hezbollah and its barrel is shown on Zimbabwe’s coat of arms.

In 2013, Kalashnikov died at the age of 93. (1 image)

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misterwhite  posted on  2017-09-21   10:57:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Deckard (#0)

Russians and old Soviets are rightly proud of this iconic brand.

You can see they went to some effort to produce a statue of stalwart demeanor with the rifle in his hands. Compare this 2014 stamp to the statue. Nice work as monumental statuary goes.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-21   10:59:34 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Deckard (#0)

I can understand their being proud of him !

The US should make a monument to honor John Moses Browning !!

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

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Stoner  posted on  2017-09-21   11:38:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Stoner (#3)

The US should make a monument to honor John Moses Browning !!

You really would think someone would have commissioned a statue, considering how many really worthless and irrelevant statues the government pays for.

The house he grew up in is commemorated in Ogden, UT but I can find no statues.

There are a few famous collections of his weapon designs.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-21   14:50:14 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Deckard (#0)

So, Kalashnikov got to work designing his own rifle.

Yeah,but the trouble is the Nazi's created the basic operating system and mid-range round. It was the Stg-44.

modernfirearms.net/assault/de/mp-43-mp-44-stg44-e.html

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-21   15:58:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: sneakypete (#5)

Pete, I assume when you were serving, you got to play with an AK some. What was the greatest distance you were able to get any degree of accuracy? The best I ever got was around 250 yd.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2017-09-21   20:35:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Stoner (#6)

Pete, I assume when you were serving, you got to play with an AK some. What was the greatest distance you were able to get any degree of accuracy? The best I ever got was around 250 yd.

You must have found the most accurate one in the world. You would be lucky to hit a man-sized target at 100 yards with most of the ones I have seen.

They are spray and pray weapons that were designed to be used by untrained and untrainable cannon fodder.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-22   0:43:17 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: sneakypete (#7)

" You must have found the most accurate one in the world. "

May have, LOL. It was only accurate for about a 4 rd group. Belonged to a friend, used some hand loads he had worked up. I think the SKS is more accurate than an AK. I would much rather have a AR than AK or SKS. I think only thing they have going is they are durable. But really prefer a M-1 Garand, M-1A, or FAL.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2017-09-22   12:44:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: Stoner (#8)

But really prefer a M-1 Garand, M-1A, or FAL

The FAL is the pick of the litter,but the Garand is the most accurate out past 500 meters.

In the entire history of the world,the only nations that had to build walls to keep their own citizens from leaving were those with leftist governments.

sneakypete  posted on  2017-09-22   16:43:19 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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