Hakim Rifle


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The_Finn
December 22, 2008, 02:53 AM
I have seen a few of these around on the gun show circuits in my area and I I was wondering if anyone could fill me in on these interesting rifle.


What is the going "rate" for the Hakim?
What is this I hear about them crushing fingers?
Is there anything I should look out for if I aim to purchase one?


Thanks and Merry Christmas,

Finn

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R.W.Dale
December 22, 2008, 02:55 AM
What is this I hear about them crushing fingers?

They have a somewhat bazaar mechanism where you have a sliding cover instead of a charging handle with a very large ejection port that's very inviting to curious and unwary fingers

Limey46
December 22, 2008, 10:14 AM
Sure, the Hakim will crush your finger, or any other body part you stick into the receiver after releasing the bolt. So if you're trying to figure out how it works by trial and error, watch out.

Very briefly, the Hakim is an Egyptian-manufactured development of the Ljungman semi-auto battle rifle the Swedes introduced just after World War II. It's chambered in 8mm Mauser (7.92), as opposed to the Swedish 6.5x55, and features an adjustable port on the gas system to accomodate ammo of varying power. After the Swedes were done manufacturing their guns, they sold their machinery to Egypt and helped set up an arsenal to produce the Hakim and it's "little brother", the Rashid, a 7.62 x 39 carbine using the same operating system. That's a direct-impingement system where gas is fed from the barrel down a tube straight into the bolt carrier. The Hakim is a big, long, heavy rifle, well engineered and beautifully machined, accurate, reliable, and easy to field-strip and clean. It has a very effective muzzle brake/compensator (detachable for cleaning) so even with full-power military ammo recoil is mild and muzzle jump is minimal. Lateral blast, on the other hand, is kinda startling; your range buddies will not like you.

Prices are in the $400 to $600 bracket, and most of the guns look pretty beat-up, or at least the wood does. Usually they're in good shape mechanically. The bores -- well, 8mm military surplus is corrosive, so it's not a great idea to buy a Hakim sight unseen.

As you can probably tell, I'm a fan. I lucked into a very nice example a little while ago and I'm having a ball with it.

coosbaycreep
December 22, 2008, 05:59 PM
They're cool looking guns, but you should definitely shoot one first before you buy one, as they are extremely unpleasant to shoot.

I've got one, but haven't got it to cycle real good (haven't adjusted the gas system yet either though).

They were meant to be loaded with stripper clips, and if you don't have the safety on, the bolt will smash your fingers.

Odd Job
December 22, 2008, 06:25 PM
You dudes posting this info without pictures? How dare you, it's an outrage :neener:

PryItFromMyColdDeadHands
December 22, 2008, 06:27 PM
i want pics....must have pics!!!!

Jefferson Herb
December 23, 2008, 01:18 AM
I had the swedish version,,practicllysheared the rim of casing,not good for handloader.

sacarran70
February 9, 2009, 12:01 AM
Anyone got a great handload for functioning in a Ljungman? cheers,

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