Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94

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  1. Scrumbag

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    Dude lived a pretty full life. RIP
     
  3. fpgt72

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    I don't want to get into the did he really make the rifle or not.....but I do hope him and Stoner are up there shooting and BS'ing.
     
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    I'm saddened by this. Rest in peace, Mr. Kalashnikov.
     
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    Sad to see him go. But he's one who will never be forgotten.
     
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    And let's hope JM Browning is umpiring ;)
     
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    He's probably up there explaining to God how the Pearly Gates are overly-complicated.
     
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    With John Garand and the Mauser brothers all arguing who made the better rifle.
     
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    :ROFL:
    Hope he does it with a smile on his face ....;)
     
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    Dead.....?

    Naw, I doubt it.

    Just throw him in the mud and then some sand, rinse him off in a pond or creek and I expect he'll just keep on functioning.
     
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    Kalashnikov has passed away

    just died. RIP, Mikail
     
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    Wondering

    did he liberate more people than Mandela?
     
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    Probably prudent not to go there.
     
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    Is that thunder or a heavenly sanctioned match with Bill Ruger calling cards? When I get to heaven I'm not going to first ask where my mansion is I'm gonna ask where the rifle range is. Amen.
     
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    Long Live Kalashnikov !! I ve got four of your inventions !!
     
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    For those that aren't sure who Kalashnikov was. (Below from wiki should be no copyright issues)


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Kalashnikov

    Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov (Russian: Михаил Тимофеевич Калашников; 10 November 1919 – 23 December 2013) was a Russian small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47, AKM, and AK-74 assault rifles.[1]


    in 1947, when he designed the AK-47 (standing for Avtomat Kalashnikova model 1947). In 1949, the AK-47 became the standard issue assault rifle of the Soviet Army and went on to become Kalashnikov's most famous invention.[15] While developing his first assault rifles, Kalashnikov competed with two much more experienced weapon designers, Vasily Degtyaryov and Georgy Shpagin, who both accepted the superiority of the AK-47. Kalashnikov named Alexandr Zaitsev and Vladimir Deikin as his major collaborators during those years. [4]
     
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    Now that IS funny...
    RIP Mr Kalashnikof. You proved, yet again, that simple is good.
     
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    RIP MTK



    Drue
     
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    RIP Mr Kalashnikov, what a legacy.
     
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    Just awesome!

    RIP.
     
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    Communist or not, he was a hell of a guy. Brilliant. The personification of K.I.S.S.

    My favorite quote of his, "Blame the Nazis for me becoming a gun maker. I wanted to build farm machinery."
     
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    Lmao meef!!
     
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    We'll raise a glass of Vodka to him.

    The AK was invented for all the right reasons.

    All the best Mikhail wherever you are! ...perhaps chin-wagging with Edward Ezell.
     
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