A fairly common and standard civilian AK on a somewhat cluttered market. Generally the Romanian WASR rifles are at the low-end, overshadowed by brands like Arsenal and specialty companies like Krebs Custom and Piece of History. I wish I could say these were cheap alternatives. What used to be a $500-$650 rifle has ballooned in price to $900+ with all the panic buying.
I just did a couple of posts on gun cases and one on the Stinger Missile. When my DShK arrives in November, there is no factory or aftermarket case out there. Instead I think I can fit it inside of a surplus Stinger Missile Launcher transport case. I’m just hoping it can withstand the weight of the DShK. I suppose it’s not very discrete of me to lug around a case that says “Rocket Ammunition with Explosive Projectile” written on it.
One of my absolute favorite machine gun designs, it often gets confused as being of British origin, when in fact it is an American design. The British adopted and adapted it so well that it became a much loved firearm in the early days of air-to-air combat. On a movie note, in the Star Wars franchise, dressed up Lewis Guns were used by the Sandtroopers.
Springfield Armory does not sell wood stocks that nice. Also rather uncommon to see a matching wood upper handguard but this rifle is just gorgeous. Sort of regret selling my own M1A a couple years ago. Granted it was a Chinese copy but ironically enough, the Chinese ones are more true to the original U.S M14 than current production ones.
So 2012 is coming to an end and no Mayan Doomsday. Anyway I think my dream firearm to lug around in a nuclear winter ravaged countryside or zombie infested wasteland, would have been an RPK-74M with an AK-74 on the side. Just preference I guess, plus it looks nice on my avatar/icon. Definitely want to buy an RPK-74M someday if possible.
The Soviet’s sniper rifles of WWII; the Mosin Nagant 91/30 and the SVT-40. In spite the SVT being more adavanced, with a higher capacity and quick follow up shots, it lacked the accuracy found in the Mosin. The Mosin can still be encountered on the battlefields of the Middle East, but you rarely see SVT-40’s in modern conflicts.
A 5-shot double-action revolver chambered in the massive .454 Casull round. I think the 454 was the first of the Raging Bull series and is still in production. The ribs along the top of the barrel aren’t necessarily for cooling. You can mount optics onto it for silhouette/competition shooting or hunting. Generally the number of ribs/slots tells you a rough estimate on barrel length. Simply multiply the number by 2; in this case the barrel is 8”. Doesn’t apply to ever revolver.
A kit/chassis for the Saiga-12 semi-auto shotgun, these took forever to reach the market in spite years of advertising and pre-orders. One major drawback is that the rear trunnion’s tang has to be cut off in order to fit the chassis. The Saiga forums mention this can be avoided by making a slight modification to the chassis itself.