Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Scrumbag, Dec 23, 2013.
Mikhail Kalashnikov, has died aged 94
Dude lived a pretty full life. RIP
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.
I'm saddened by this. Rest in peace, Mr. Kalashnikov.
Sad to see him go. But he's one who will never be forgotten.
And let's hope JM Browning is umpiring
He's probably up there explaining to God how the Pearly Gates are overly-complicated.
With John Garand and the Mauser brothers all arguing who made the better rifle.
Hope he does it with a smile on his face ....
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.
Kalashnikov has passed away
just died. RIP, Mikail
did he liberate more people than Mandela?
Was just going to post this.
Probably prudent not to go there.
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.
Long Live Kalashnikov !! I ve got four of your inventions !!
For those that aren't sure who Kalashnikov was. (Below from wiki should be no copyright issues)
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.
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. 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. 
Now that IS funny...
RIP Mr Kalashnikof. You proved, yet again, that simple is good.
This is also being discussed here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?p=9261872#post9261872
RIP Mr Kalashnikov, what a legacy.
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."
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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