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    1891 rifles in Afghanistan

    I've previous posted about 1891 Dragoons found here. Today had a M44 Ishevsk dated 1945 come in. Muzzle was welded shut and missing bayonet and cleaning rod. Has the earlier High Wall receiver and earlier bayonet mount (flat on one end instead of two hooked)
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    Muzzle was welded shut
    Gonna be a tad messy to fire it then ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinManCB45/70 View Post
    Gonna be a tad messy to fire it then ?
    Key word WAS. Weld cut off and filed flat. Not the best recrowning job with what I have available but it fired 5 rds of tracer yesterday.

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    Combat Diver is that a second or third generation AK-47? I know the "slab side" magazine is early production, but don't remember the year range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Combat Diver View Post
    I've previous posted about 1891 Dragoons found here. Today had a M44 Ishevsk dated 1945 come in. Muzzle was welded shut and missing bayonet and cleaning rod. Has the earlier High Wall receiver and earlier bayonet mount (flat on one end instead of two hooked)
    IMG_0134_jpg-1318421.JPG
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    IMG_0141_jpg-1318427.JPG

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    Interesting rifle there Combat Diver - too back it can't talk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Land Cruiser View Post
    Combat Diver is that a first, second, or third generation AK-47? I know the "slab side" magazine is early production, but don't remember the year range.

    Thanks!
    1954 Type 2 receiver. Its a training gun that has had about 800 rds thru it this week alone in semi and auto fire. Gun is dead on target.

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    What is US military policy on bring home weapons now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    What is US military policy on bring home weapons now?
    From Astan, only pre 1898 antiques and sporting shotguns not made by a few countries. Everything else no go (27 CFR from 1976)

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    Folding bayonet lugs I think.

    Like the Tok and Mak on the wall. I recall the first Maks we got hold of, test firing indoors and told not to breath as they thought the propellant could cause cancer. Toks, love em. I used to file the sail of a rear site down, both sides but keeping the notch where it is. Kinda rounded off, less to catch or cut you.

    Hard to be sure from the pic but I think you have an original olde AK47 there. The large rectangle shape above the mag suggests a solid, machined receiver? Not clear enough to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tranteruk View Post
    Folding bayonet lugs I think.

    Like the Tok and Mak on the wall. I recall the first Maks we got hold of, test firing indoors and told not to breath as they thought the propellant could cause cancer. Toks, love em. I used to file the sail of a rear site down, both sides but keeping the notch where it is. Kinda rounded off, less to catch or cut you.

    Hard to be sure from the pic but I think you have an original olde AK47 there. The large rectangle shape above the mag suggests a solid, machined receiver? Not clear enough to be sure.
    The Makarov and Tokerav are Khyber Pass/Pakistani guns. The AK is a 1954 dated with a Type 2 receiver. Put about 1000 rds thru it in the last week.

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