SKS fans, ID this rifle


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DMK
March 5, 2004, 10:41 AM
You can sure pick these things out in a crowd.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040305/capt.bag11003051353.iraq_bag110.jpg

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AJ Dual
March 5, 2004, 10:49 AM
A Yugo, obviously...

Tho' it don't look much like it's being used anywhere near Yugoslavia (or what's left of it.).

albanian
March 5, 2004, 10:58 AM
The Yugo has to be the most distinctive looking of all the SKSs. The Albanian is almost as easy to I.D. but you need to see more of the rilfe than just the muzzle sometimes.

Where was this pic taken? I remember seeing Iraqi soldiers fighting in the streets against the U.S. and some had SKSs. I think I remember seeing a Yugo with a grenade attached ready to be shot if needed. I also saw what looked like your typical SKS up close a few times. It may have been a Russian or some other SKS but the Iraqi army was still using SKSs during the last war. Not a bad service record for a 50+ year old gun.

Skunkabilly
March 5, 2004, 11:12 AM
SKS fans, ID this rifle

Uhhh...an SKS? :uhoh:

MrMurphy
March 5, 2004, 11:13 AM
Yugoslavian, with the grenade launcher still attached.

LynnMassGuy
March 5, 2004, 01:39 PM
That was an easy one. yugo

m14nut
March 5, 2004, 01:43 PM
it's this...

http://www.optonline.net/News/Article/Feeds?CID=type%3Dxml%26channel%3D32%26article%3D10425206

DMK
March 5, 2004, 02:42 PM
Where was this pic taken? Baghdad

Iraqi Shiites pray under a heavy security for their regular Friday prayers on Friday March 5, 2004, at the Shiite-populated Sadr city in Baghdad, Iraq. Security has been tightened at Shiite mosques and public gaherings following the coordinated attacks Tuesday in Baghdad and the holy city of Karbala which killed 181 people and injured 573 others. (AP Photo/Samir Mizban)

RepublicanMan
March 5, 2004, 02:57 PM
Is it me or does it look like it's missing the gas tube cover?

Daniel T
March 5, 2004, 04:02 PM
The gas tube hand-guard is further back. It also has the sling attached.

DMK
March 5, 2004, 04:17 PM
It also has the sling attached. It's blurry, but it looks to me like it's the green web type with a metal clip.

m14nut
March 5, 2004, 04:58 PM
Is it me or does it look like it's missing the gas tube cover?

the line horizontal to the bbl is the Grenade sight folded down...:what:

Sleuth
March 5, 2004, 05:08 PM
Notice how the media, who hate guns, never miss a chance to show one? Why not just show them at prayer? Because no one would look at it.

DMK
March 5, 2004, 08:18 PM
Notice how the media, who hate guns, never miss a chance to show one? They don't hate guns. They just hate YOU (or me) having a gun.

Guns are big money makers for the media. They love guns.

HarryB
March 5, 2004, 08:26 PM
My first instinct was the pic was taken in Cali, but if the grenade launcher is still attached, it is obviously somewhere else...

jar
March 6, 2004, 07:08 PM
The picture was taken through the loophole at an Iraqi Gunshow. That's why you don't see the whole gun.:p

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