Golden AK from Iraq


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Lightsped
July 9, 2004, 11:23 AM
This might be a repost, if so, just ignore it.

Here is a pic or two of a golden AK found somewhere in one of Saddam's palaces....

http://fnordsystems.com/~eric/swiggle/gold.plated.AK-47/?set_albumName=AK-47-gold

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aguyindallas
July 9, 2004, 11:25 AM
Surely that thing has






















"da switch"

Beav
July 9, 2004, 11:31 AM
Damn that would go well with my gold chains and teeth.

Harry Tuttle
July 9, 2004, 11:39 AM
da switch rules

Harry Tuttle
July 9, 2004, 11:40 AM
bing

Harry Tuttle
July 9, 2004, 11:44 AM
dang database problems...
http://premium.uploadit.org/docZox/goldAK.jpg

El Guero
July 9, 2004, 12:24 PM
I'd heard of some soldier trying to sneak those out of Iraq and getting caught, but I hadn't seen them yet.

I thought it was a hilarious idea and very Saddam-ish. Taking one of the most utilitarian rifles in existence and covering it in gold is about like having a gold plated pick-up, it's just complete absurdity.

BTW how heavy do you guys think that thing is?

sturmruger
July 9, 2004, 12:38 PM
I can't decide if that is pretty or just pretty ugly. I can't imagine any soldier ever carrying that thing.

sturmruger
July 9, 2004, 12:46 PM
I can't decide if that AK is Pretty, or just pretty ugly.

MagKnightX
July 9, 2004, 01:01 PM
1. Looks too... dainty... for an AK.

2. Is "da Switch" just another term for the full-auto setting, or something? I've never been able to get somebody to explain that to me.

OEF_VET
July 9, 2004, 01:22 PM
MagKnightX,

Yes, "da switch" is a running joke about BubbaAtTheGunShow, trying to buy an AK with 'da switch'. Bubba keeps asking everybody selling an AK style rifle "Yeah, but does it have da switch?"

HTH
Frank

4v50 Gary
July 9, 2004, 02:08 PM
Who says you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear? :)

crewchief
July 9, 2004, 07:22 PM
Are you sure that's not Trump's AK...............:D

Cacique500
July 9, 2004, 07:32 PM
It must be tough to get additional matching mags for that thing :eek:

Firethorn
July 9, 2004, 09:09 PM
Gold leaf isn't that expensive.

It's ~26 bucks for a pack that can cover 39.5 square feet. So you could probably coat the kash and a few magazines for ~26 plus labor. It wouldn't be incredably durable, but are you going to be shooting that under anything but an emergency?

With a torch you can even get rid of the lines.

aguyindallas
July 9, 2004, 11:06 PM
Or, you could always get the spray on gold at wal-mart, 3.49

Firethorn
July 10, 2004, 12:00 PM
Next to the real thing, the fake gold spray isn't that great looking...

Buzzbox
July 11, 2004, 07:07 PM
It has GOT to be cheaper than a gold or titanium gold Deagle. Which is the pimpest weapon known to man IMO.

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