Skip to comments.AK-47 inventor: I don't lose sleep
Posted on 07/06/2007 2:24:48 PM PDT by Eurotwit
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Good post but one small correction. Each mm roughly equals .04” (caliber), therefore the 10mm equates to a 40 caliber, not 45 caliber. Caliber can easily be estimated by multiplying mmx .04. So 5.5 is .22 caliber, 7mm is .280 caliber, etc. However not all cartridges are really the caliber indicated in their name, the most common being the 38 Special, which is really a .36 caliber, (or to be more accurate, a .357 caliber). The 9mm is a true .36 caliber and is slightly larger than a 38/357. Some guns are made to fire both, but generally you can’t shoot a 9mm bullet in a 38/357 barrel.
My point is that a few nominal barrel diameters continue to be the norm...
17 cal is for BB guns although it keeps coming back as a new and improved military or sporting round...
22 remains the world's most popular caliber...independent from the M-16 it became famous with.
??? Who is that?
The guy on the right in the picture.
Because from your posts, I can tell you don’t know what you’re talking about.
Great rifle....he deserves all the accolades he gets.
wonderful choice for the cache
I have an AutoMag III in .30 carbine. The grip is such as to require extremely large hands. The muzzle blast is spectacular (slow powder in a short barrel, it looks like WWII newsreels of a main battery broadside from a 16 inch gun!) and ferocious enough to require both ear plugs and ear muff hearing protectors. It's kind of like sticking your head in a two gallon bucket and having someone hit it with a shovel. The recoil is stout but not unpleasantly so as the Automag III is a long slide and fairly hefty. Not exactly concealable, but fun to shoot and it always gathers attention after you touch off a couple of rounds.
The weapon of choice for our enemies....of course he doesnt lose sleep.
It's doubtful that you could have made a lamer comment.
Sure I could have, but you beat me to it!
RasterMaster: The weapon of choice for our enemies....of course he doesnt lose sleep. 8
Zon: It's doubtful that you could have made a lamer comment. 110
Sure I could have, but you beat me to it!
You proved me wrong.
I was going to ping you on this one, but you are always a step ahead of me on these gun posts.
Hmm, I've been considering another .223 semi-auto, ever since the wife took a liking to my M4 carbine. Perhaps something like a converted Saiga would fill the bill. It's been a while since I did the parts-count compliance thing - time for a WECSOG refresher course!
Im also looking at getting some 20 or 30 round magazines for it. The magazines have the bullet guide built onto them on the front lip of the magazine, this is done to make the rifle a little different so that a regular AKM magazine cant be used without modification, helps to get them imported as a sporting arm...
IIRC, there have been attempts to adapt Mini-14 and Galil mags to work in the Saiga. Or maybe it was the Galil M-16 mag adapter that was fitted to the Saiga, can't recall at the moment. Have you explored any of those options?
Yeah, eventually that's how they got one. But when the B29 was under development, before there actually was a production model, the Soviets got wind of the project & they actually tried to order one. The B29 was developed under the cover that it was simply an advanced model B17. Didn't fool the Russians though.
I’ve been in contact with these guys: http://www.redstick-firearms.com/
They can install a Galil M-16 magazine adaptor, they work well with the Saiga, then you can pick up a pile of M-16 magazines.
Galil polymer will work with minimal work, Bulgarians pretty much pop right in, but you do need to add a bullet guide, which is pretty simple too... simple gun, simple gunsmithing.
I converted mine with a cordless drill and a few files... easy stuff.
For now, I’m hanging onto the 10 rounders, I contatcted the BATFE firearms branch and they said if I imported just the Saiga magazine bodies for .223 that you get with a Saiga-M rifle, then as long as they are used for my own purpose, i.e NO RESALE, then I can import and use them in my 922r compliant Saiga.
I’d rather spend $14 on a .223 promag and give it a quick JB weld-up and that though...
Every time I hear that phrase I think it's coming from upChuckie Schemer, Teddy the Fat or Diane Feinswine or Sara Brady or some other jerk who tries to blame the tool for its use.
Nope...just it’s maker for putting it in the hands of our enemies.
Russia (USSR) is not our friend.
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