cowboys w/ AK-47s (duplicates merged)


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shattered00
November 20, 2005, 02:03 PM
Here is the link about ranchers who are carrying AKs to fend off gangs bringing illegal immigrants across the border.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/20/wmex20.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/11/20/ixworld.html

What kind of AK is this?

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OEF_VET
November 20, 2005, 02:08 PM
Sure looks like a Saiga to me.

KriegHund
November 20, 2005, 02:09 PM
The forearm guard definitly looks siaga.

kngflp
November 20, 2005, 02:10 PM
Looks like a Saiga...but it's got a high cap mag...I don't know.

RnR
November 20, 2005, 02:17 PM
...it's the type of Kalashnikov which enables that citizen to protect both his nation and property from enemies, foreign and domestic.

Particularly the drug-smuggling kind in this instance. :scrutiny:

JohnBuuu
November 20, 2005, 02:22 PM
Looks like a Saiga...but it's got a high cap mag...I don't know.
Saigas can be opened up at the magwell to accept AK STANDARD CAPACITY mags quite easily.
Guy probably picked it up knowing its AK underneath, but has that "hunting rifle" look to it without the mag, as to not induce hysterical cries and complaints about ranchers with AKs.
My guess.
John F.

BTR
November 20, 2005, 04:23 PM
Norinco hunter?

JohnKSa
November 20, 2005, 04:26 PM
Yup, I think BTR nailed it. Norinco Hunter.

Detachment Charlie
November 20, 2005, 04:55 PM
Link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/11/20/wmex20.xml&sSheet=/news/2005/11/20/ixworld.html


Talk about an attention grabbing headline! But the photo tells the truth. It's a Saiga. The real problem, however, remains the joke of our border defense.

Desertdog
November 20, 2005, 05:24 PM
Cowboys take up AK47s to combat drug runners on Mexican frontier
If the cops (BP) don't do it, the honest, and maybe dishonest, citizen will.

Justin
November 20, 2005, 05:42 PM
Duplicate threads merged.

AJ Dual
November 20, 2005, 07:11 PM
Possibly a Norinco "Hunter". Unfortunately his hand is right where I could see for sure if there was a "Galil-like" slope in the reciever forward of the magwell...

Here's one on GunsAmerica for comparison: http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976574593.htm

The fore-end sure looks the same.

Although, I won't give the press a hard time about this. An AK-based "sporter" with a 30 round mag is about as close to an "AK" as a (technicaly) non-AK gets, IMO.

The Real Hawkeye
November 20, 2005, 09:44 PM
That's a load of BS about the president preparing to announce a new boarder security initiative. He's the president. All he needs to do is tell the United States Army to secure the boarders, and that's what will get done, and it will be done right. That's the job of the military, i.e., to defend our nation from invasion. He doesn't need to announce any new initiative. Just tell the Army to do their job and they'll happily do it. The fact that this is not what Bush is doing tells me that the new initiative is going to be a load of BS.

TallPine
November 20, 2005, 10:51 PM
Saigas can be opened up at the magwell to accept AK STANDARD CAPACITY mags quite easily.
That's not exactly how it's done, but the result is the same.

I think of an AK as a modern day version of a 30-30 lever action (not that there's anything particularly obsolete about a 30-30 lever action).

I imagine the Apaches would have loved to have had AK-47's ;)

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