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Ramsey
05-13-2004, 05:10 AM
....And this is soooooo awseome! :D


So, I was asleep, and the phone rings. I pick up, and its Dad.

"Do you remember Carl Zester, our neighbor?"

"Hmm, not really"

"Well, he just got you an AK-47 from Iraq"

":eek:"

"Thank him on the phone, now"

"Yessir :D"

So Dad comes home, carrying this AK, and hands it to me. Apparently, they filled the barrel with lead, but its still usable (if you break off the barrel and replace it). It was rebuilt because it was broken into pieces. And since the U.S. Army uses M-16's, guess who I got it from? It was taken from an Iraqi who died during a run in with the U.S. army. Crrrreeeeeepay.

So i'm looking at this monster right now...Christ this is a powerful gun. And it makes me shudder everytime I think of the Iraqi that died while using it..

Also, he gave me a Iraqi Duty Free Aiport sticker. How cool is that?

Well, how was your day :-/?

Maveryck
05-13-2004, 05:18 AM
I've held one of those.

It's a very nice weapon (if there is such a thing as a nice weapon). I mean, it's 57 years old, and it's still the most popular, widely used military weapon in the world!

Good ol' Soviet engineering! :p

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 05:18 AM
how was my day? Me and a friend got drunk on Vodka last night and i spent most of today sleeping.

An AK-47, that is pretty cool. Those things are really something, wish I had one, even if it didn't work. :thumb:

camelfarmer
05-13-2004, 05:19 AM
Pretty cool.

I gotta haircur..and I gotta go for karate in hour thats it.

I want a gun.. I dont even have a catapult.

Aus_rock_god
05-13-2004, 05:19 AM
I fired an AK last year. Too much firepower for my likeing and a bit too innacurate. Not really useful unless you're in a war, and all I do is shoot rabbits and foxes.
They should have buried the Iraqi with his weapon though, and at least given him that respect. Poor bastard.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 05:20 AM
Good ol' Soviet engineering!:p

Ehh, lol, I like to think of it as more of a curse.

But yeah, this is something. :)

I'll try to take pics, and I'll send them to anyone whose willing to host them.

ATDIrock
05-13-2004, 05:20 AM
Post pics.

Aus_rock_god
05-13-2004, 05:22 AM
Oh, and my day... I woke up at 12 pm, played guitar all day, then I got on the net at about 7:00 pm and that's about it. I should have dinner soon.

gaslight
05-13-2004, 05:23 AM
Oh wow man. I want one of those.

My friend found a shop in the city that would sell a handgun to him for $350 without a license.

I offered to pay half but he still said he wasn't going to get it :(.

Dirty
05-13-2004, 05:24 AM
can i have it back now?



























i want one :(

oh and my day only started a couple of hours ago, havent been at school for 4 days now because i hae a cunt of a cold :upset:
and i have to get up at 5am tommorow because im going to france on a school trip :angry:

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 05:24 AM
Ehh, lol, I like to think of it as more of a curse.

But yeah, this is something. :)

I'll try to take pics, and I'll send them to anyone whose willing to host them.

i got some webspace im not really using at the moment if you want to use that

bass_virtuoso@hotmail.com

Maveryck
05-13-2004, 05:25 AM
I fired an AK last year. Too much firepower for my likeing and a bit too innacurate. Not really useful unless you're in a war, and all I do is shoot rabbits and foxes.
They should have buried the Iraqi with his weapon though, and at least given him that respect. Poor bastard.


Yeah, what ever happened to dead peoples' right to bear arms? :angry:\

I agree though, if you live by the gun and die by the gun, you should probably die with the gun as well.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 05:29 AM
i got some webspace im not really using at the moment if you want to use that

bass_virtuoso@hotmail.com

Thanks man, I'll mail them once I get some pics taken. :) :thumb:

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 05:31 AM
like it matters hes dead now

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 05:33 AM
Nahh, its a matter of respect.

Like when your Grandmother dies, you don't put flowers on her grave? Or do you just say "Like it matters, shes dead now"

Aus_rock_god
05-13-2004, 05:36 AM
probably would have won some respect from the Iraqis too, if the US buiried Iraqi soldiers like warriors.

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 05:51 AM
its probably more for the family tho. If he has no alive family no1 really cares. But if he has a family its more out of respect for them for him to have his gun.

mister_riz
05-13-2004, 06:33 AM
Is right thats quality shiz.

Take a picture and show us all bud!

gelly12
05-13-2004, 06:35 AM
sweeet an ak.
i only played those in cs. :upset:
post some pics quick.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:36 AM
I'll try to find my digital camera...its here somewhere. *looks*

dans107
05-13-2004, 06:39 AM
Sounds good man.

Did the guy just....pick it up from the dead guy?

I'd like to fire a gun - being in the UK it's slightly difficult...My Dad / relatives have fired some rounds, and it would just be something I'd like to try.

If anyone in the UK know's anywhere where I could do this, I'd like to know!

Dan

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:58 AM
^ Nahh, they had it destroyed, and somehow they rebuilt it :confused:. But it was used by an Iraqi. Pretty creepy. I can imagine the gun with blooc all over it. :upset:

But its unusable, unless, as I said, you break off the barrel.

Ozzchok, I took pictures, I'm going to mail them to you, ok?

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 07:10 AM
yeh ill email the links to you so you can do with them as you wish

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:28 AM
Thanks, it looks like your offline now...I have more pics, if anyone wants to see.

ATC
05-13-2004, 07:29 AM
wow, an ak...me impressed.

all i did was practice with my band and watch atlantis 2 on dvd.

dans107
05-13-2004, 07:30 AM
Thanks, it looks like your offline now...I have more pics, if anyone wants to see.

Indeedy baby, get them posted ;)

Dan

Irish Nostalgic
05-13-2004, 07:33 AM
I've fired some rounds on farms.

But no AK.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:39 AM
I haven't gotten an email back yet. Anyone still interested in hosting them for me?

Yatty
05-13-2004, 07:43 AM
I can host them, right here right now!

add me on msn...yatty2000@hotmail.com

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 07:47 AM
The AK-47 is very inaccurate, main reason we didn't use them. Has limited range as well, but it is very powerfull.

I know though you can drag that thing through water, mud, you name it and it will still fire.

M16's don't do that, so that's a cool find

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 07:50 AM
holy hell that is nice

stupid server shut down so im signing up for another one, shouldn't take too long

knownuthingkid
05-13-2004, 07:53 AM
Thats awesome I wish I had one

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:54 AM
yatty2000@hotmail.com

My msn is screwed, so I can't add you.

But since Ozzchok is back, I'll email the remaining ones I wanted to add.

DonMancini
05-13-2004, 07:56 AM
Meh, BBBDD's guns > AK47 :p But that's pretty cool nonetheless. What are you gonna do with it though?

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:57 AM
The AK-47 is very inaccurate, main reason we didn't use them. Has limited range as well, but it is very powerfull.

Exactly. And M-16s are monsters. They pierce a man out both ways :(.

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 07:58 AM
sorry my internet connection is dodgy at the moment but i should be able to get some pics up

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:59 AM
Meh, BBBDD's guns > AK47 But that's pretty cool nonetheless. What are you gonna do with it though?

Meh, I'm not sure...I'll just keep it. Until I go to the U.S...then I'll just have to keep it in Kuwait. :-/

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 08:03 AM
Exactly. And M-16s are monsters. They pierce a man out both ways :(.


240 Gulf's are much better than that.... I mean.... yea ok...


You still have a nice suvenier there! :thumb:

Clown_Pants
05-13-2004, 08:05 AM
goto www.dazzled.com and sign up for a free site and then upload the pics and post them here or go to that photobucket website :)

(and quick i wanna see)

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 08:09 AM
Man, you guys are acting like you've never seen an AK before :rolleyes:

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:10 AM
You still have a nice suvenier there!

Too true. You wouldn't believe the look on my face. :D

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:11 AM
Man, you guys are acting like you've never seen an AK beforeThey are not in the U.S. Marines ;)

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 08:12 AM
might do that this new server sucks

Clown_Pants
05-13-2004, 08:12 AM
Man, you guys are acting like you've never seen an AK before :rolleyes:
exept for in movies etc, no i havnt, your acting like rambo or something talking like your the gun guru and have battled in every war since ww1 , stfu pls bb.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:13 AM
Ok I'm them myself. I just made an account. Sorry Yatty. :)

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 08:14 AM
exept for in movies etc, no i havnt, your acting like rambo or something talking like your the gun guru and have battled in every war since ww1 , stfu pls bb.

dude, I was just having fun, chill..... :thumb:

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 08:15 AM
They are not in the U.S. Marines ;)

Maybe that has something to do with it :p

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 08:26 AM
these pics are a bit 2 big i think do u care if i resize them?

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:27 AM
No, go ahead.

dans107
05-13-2004, 08:28 AM
I wonder what he would do if you did mind if he resized them...*ponders*

(a)

Hurry up man! I want to see CFL's secksy weapon :naughty:

Dan

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:30 AM
:-* oh thtop


dazzled is taking ages, i'm sorry :(

but once its hosted


your all mine :naughty:

Steal This Username
05-13-2004, 08:31 AM
Katana's are still much better weopons, but AK47's are good for guns.

Theyre just too clumsy for my liking.

dans107
05-13-2004, 08:32 AM
Yeah baby :-*

I wonder how the gun got from the dead guys body...

Dan

gnrboy87
05-13-2004, 08:32 AM
gayboys

OzzChok
05-13-2004, 08:33 AM
http://www.dazzled.com/bektvel/01.jpg
http://www.dazzled.com/bektvel/02.jpg

tell me if youd like me to go a little bigger
sorry this took much longer than it should have

Edit: Don't open the link just by clicking it. Open a new browser and copy the link into that, otherwise youll get some stupid startup page for a freehosting site

Steal This Username
05-13-2004, 08:34 AM
gayboys
;) wuv u 2

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 08:39 AM
I wonder how the gun got from the dead guys body...
:-*


Me too though...


OzzChok...the pics aren't working...are these a right click/save types?

dans107
05-13-2004, 09:08 AM
Click and drag to the address bar :)

Dan

Clown_Pants
05-13-2004, 09:09 AM
copy and paste

edit beaten to it

brycey
05-13-2004, 09:11 AM
A gun eh?

Lovely.

Volkert314
05-13-2004, 09:15 AM
Good condition. looks good. I like it, even though it is an Ak


Oh and Chi.... YOUR ROOM IS MESS!! You have your controllers for your stupid X-Box all over the place, look at that.. .come on... you really need to take better care of your stuff

Elder
05-13-2004, 10:33 AM
Guns are for people that can't fight properly

Mojo2004
05-13-2004, 10:35 AM
i want one of those.....robust, easy to use, kills people....and makes a bloody loud noise

Mojo2004
05-13-2004, 10:36 AM
Guns are for people that can't fight properly
and your right...katanas kick the **** out of guns

Jakobee
05-13-2004, 10:44 AM
Wuhay a Ak. Sweet. One of the pictures should be you holding the AK looking like a sexy marine.

markhendrix
05-13-2004, 10:45 AM
nice gun.
nice guitar. :thumb:

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 10:48 AM
Oh and Chi.... YOUR ROOM IS MESS!! You have your controllers for your stupid X-Box all over the place, look at that.. .come on... you really need to take better care of your stuff


:upset:

Sorry mom :upset:


*cleans room*

*seriously*

nice gun.
nice guitar.:thumb:

Heh, I was waiting for that. I thought it woud be cool to take both pics.

markhendrix
05-13-2004, 10:58 AM
Heh, I was waiting for that. I thought it woud be cool to take both pics.

what pickups are in it? still the stock or have you changed?

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 11:02 AM
Stock :upset: EMG HZ's, they suck, but they are far better than anything I had.

I'll get new ones though, cause I should, Its a mahogony body, so I should really make some use out of it.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 11:03 AM
Wuhay a Ak. Sweet. One of the pictures should be you holding the AK looking like a sexy marine.

I have one, but the servers too darn stubborn to host my pics. *trys again*

Lee Harvey Castro
05-13-2004, 11:05 AM
That, my friend is a sweet gun, and a sexy guitar, although it must be pretty weird to imagine the iraqi soldier gunned down with that in his hands.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 11:10 AM
It is, and I can sadden me. Don't ask me why, it jsut does. :confused:


Well I gtg guys, when I come back, I'll try to get more pics for you all. :)

RIPJoeStrummer
05-13-2004, 11:12 AM
Why the hell would you want a gun?

epiphone-guy
05-13-2004, 11:16 AM
http://www.dazzled.com/bektvel/01.jpg
http://www.dazzled.com/bektvel/02.jpg

tell me if youd like me to go a little bigger
sorry this took much longer than it should have

Edit: Don't open the link just by clicking it. Open a new browser and copy the link into that, otherwise youll get some stupid startup page for a freehosting site

WOOOOOOOW















thats one funky pattern on your carpet

Lee Harvey Castro
05-13-2004, 11:18 AM
hey look what's on his computer moniter... :) , who would've guessed

Kif
05-13-2004, 11:40 AM
Nice pics there. I like the little MX advertising you got in there too.

Jon
05-13-2004, 11:51 AM
I prefer another gun, which I completely forgot the name of right now.


So it *is* true you're gonna be a suicidebomber :-*

The JoZ
05-13-2004, 01:29 PM
...if not a suicide-bomber, at least a terrorist

It's when he starts speaking in Arabic that you have to worry

schiggy
05-13-2004, 01:30 PM
thats pretty damn cool man.

Maggies_Farmer
05-13-2004, 01:35 PM
I get the impression most of you think guns are good?

schiggy
05-13-2004, 01:43 PM
I get the impression most of you think guns are good?no, just cool.

Jon
05-13-2004, 01:50 PM
no, just cool.

:lol:

guitarded_chuck
05-13-2004, 02:57 PM
How is that "soooooo awseome"?

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 03:15 PM
Because its a unique souviner that not many people expect one to have. Why wouldn't something be awseome? Why do you have to shit all over my thread?

Pop music sucks
05-13-2004, 03:15 PM
I fired an SKS45 before, which was the basis of Kalashnikov's AK47 model.

Nice gun you have there.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 03:48 PM
Thank you PMS.







PMS? :confused:

Elder
05-13-2004, 05:36 PM
Because its a unique souviner that not many people expect one to have. Why wouldn't something be awseome? Why do you have to shit all over my thread?
Lots of people have AK-47's

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 05:43 PM
Yes, I'm pretty sure alot of American 18 year olds own an AK-47 dating from 1981 that was used in combat between an American and a Iraqi, that is also one of the first models of its kind. Happens all the time, you see. :rolleyes:.

I wouldn't be boasting if I got a I-Pod or something; yet this is something really unique, and freaky.

Pop music sucks
05-13-2004, 06:00 PM
Well, realisticially speaking, AK-47's were over produced by the Soviet Union when the AK-47 replaced the SKS45.

It costs about $2,000 to buy one.

Frankenstrat
05-13-2004, 06:03 PM
I wouldnt take it or find it interesting but I can see why you find it interesting and am not condemning you. I would just feel as if I was taking something from someone who died and I didnt even know it. I mean youself in there eyes. An american troop gets killed and they take his M-16 home to an Iraqi family and awe at it...i find it a little disrepectful

Off topic i know someone who came back from Iraq but there really messed up because they killed a 14 year old boy (the boy was shooting at them though its not like they killed him for no reason).

Ape
05-13-2004, 06:03 PM
Guns are for people that can't fight properly


Like Iraqi's

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:05 PM
Like Iraqi's


HAHAHAHAHAHAH You should become a comedian.





Dipshit.

Pop music sucks
05-13-2004, 06:05 PM
I wouldnt take it or find it interesting but I can see why you find it interesting and am not condemning you. I would just feel as if I was taking something from someone who died and I didnt even know it. I mean youself in there eyes. An american troop gets killed and they take his M-16 home to an Iraqi family and awe at it...i find it a little disrepectfulAnd so do I. Truthfully, if I had received that AK-47 knowing that they took it from a dead man. I would'nt accept that gun, it just feels dishonorable to own a dead man's gun. I wouldn't mind if my dad bought a gun from the store and gave it to me, or my grandfather with one of his many rifles. Because it's honorable and you know who it came from, and why.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:07 PM
Well, realisticially speaking, AK-47's were over produced by the Soviet Union when the AK-47 replaced the SKS45.

It costs about $2,000 to buy one.Thats true, but I'm talking about the sentimental value. Also one other thing:

What am I supposed to tell me dad? He thought it was cool.

What, do expect me to tell him to fuck off? No, I thought it was cool, and I'm sure all of you would too if your dad came home with one.

EDIT: I just read PMS's post. I don't know, I just don't feel that way. Maybe it wasn't taken from a dead iraqi, maybe he was taken hostage, :confused:.

Lowend
05-13-2004, 06:11 PM
yeah, me and all my friends all have ak47's from the 80s that were used in battle. come on now, thats like so last year

Pop music sucks
05-13-2004, 06:11 PM
I dunno, I would feel a little weird if I received some dead guy's gun =/

AK-47's have that novelty value of its fame.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:13 PM
^ No, I see your point, your correct. Which is why I said it was creeepy.

Now that I think of it, maybe I should give it back to my dad....


:-/

Pop music sucks
05-13-2004, 06:16 PM
You're stuck!

You don't know if you should keep it or see the look on your dad's face when you hand the gun back.

:(

DonMancini
05-13-2004, 06:18 PM
I say bury it in your backyard and never speak of it again!..


..other than on MX.

Zakath
05-13-2004, 06:19 PM
What the freak are you talking about, giving it back? Just because some pansy on an internet forum is going all sentimental because probably some relative of his was killed in a war, you want to give back a sweet gun? Jesus Christ man..grow some balls.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:20 PM
You don't know if you should keep it or see the look on your dad's face when you hand the gun back.

:(


He was so happy too, showing it to my Uncle and stuff. :(


Arggh, I hate those father-son things. I'm such an asshole. :upset:


*keeps the gun against his own will*



And I'm not burying Don :angry: :p

Zakath
05-13-2004, 06:21 PM
Send the gun to me if you're such a goddamn tree-hugging pansy.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:22 PM
What the freak are you talking about, giving it back? Just because some pansy on an internet forum is going all sentimental because probably some relative of his was killed in a war, you want to give back a sweet gun? Jesus Christ man..grow some balls.

Hey you make a good point. I'll see.


And "What the freak?" Lol, I think you need to grow a pair and say fuck.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 06:24 PM
Zakath, calm down, you don't expect people to get a gun that has been taken from a dead persons body, and just accept it with such ease. They bleached the gun before they gave it to me, cause of the blood on it. Maybe i'm not m0rbid or tr00 but if thats not messed up, then its pretty odd.

Besides, I guess I just keep it.


Man, I hate this war.

BagBoy
05-13-2004, 06:36 PM
Guns succcccccccccccckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Zakath
05-13-2004, 07:00 PM
And "What the freak?" Lol, I think you need to grow a pair and say fuck.
I would think, out of all people, you would know that I have no need to "grow a pair," I was simply too lazy to censor evade, and I didn't feel like having the *'s in my message so I simply typed freak, you motherfucking shitbag.

And I could care less what you do with it, but it's sad to see how you originally posted all excited and crap, and just because someone objects you're all sad and "keeping it against my will." Looks like you're the one who needs to grow a pair.

Ramsey
05-13-2004, 07:04 PM
I would think, out of all people, you would know that I have no need to "grow a pair," I was simply too lazy to censor evade, and I didn't feel like having the *'s in my message so I simply typed freak, you motherfucking shitbag.

And I could care less what you do with it, but it's sad to see how you originally posted all excited and crap, and just because someone objects you're all sad and "keeping it against my will." Looks like you're the one who needs to grow a pair.


Whats with all the swearing? :confused: Do you feel the need to swear at an individual, when he/she disagree with your opinions?

And about the "grow a pair" thing, it was just a joke. Cool it man, its an internet forum.

I never said that I didn't disagree with my father bringing, true, I was excited, but I still found it creepy, I said that in my first post. Its not because of PMS that I wanted to give it back, I want to give it back because I found it creepy and I still do.

DLR
05-13-2004, 07:04 PM
The fag's right, keep the gun, who cares if they pulled it from the hands of a FUBAR Iraqi, and if you ask me, makes it kind of special.

DLR
05-13-2004, 07:05 PM
The fag's right, keep the gun, who cares if they pulled it from the hands of a FUBAR Iraqi, and if you ask me, makes it kind of special.

Foreign Objects
05-13-2004, 07:21 PM
I think it would be cool as heLl to get an ak-47 especially one that came from an iraqi soldier. Defiently keep it.!

BigBadBooDooDady
05-13-2004, 09:09 PM
My friend bought one of those last week. In the USA, you can get them for around $350, his came with two 30 round magazines. I hope to add one to my gun collection, its ****ing sweet. Made in Romainia, semi automatic. The only problem is the cheap ammo for it is still 9 cents around so we cant afford to shoot it all that much.

Hopefully if the "assault weapon" ban expires the prices will go down a little bit. I want to get some high capacity magazines for my 10/22... its not as fun making the pop cans dance with only 10 rounds :(

chim,
Its not a big picture and I cant tell if you got the real-deal fully auto or the semi auto. The way you can tell is the safety... if it stops on just up or down its a semi auto but if theres a middle stop for it its the full shebang.

Anyway, even if your not going to shoot it its still something neat to hang on to (especailly since your dad thought that much of you to give it to you). Think of all the people around that collect the nazi **** from the 40s. People pay alot of money for that stuff.

Zakath
05-13-2004, 09:10 PM
I have an M16 bb gun..

try to see if you could convert it to a paintball gun or something.

wakeboarder042
05-13-2004, 09:12 PM
my uncle was a paratrooper in Granada and got a hat thing (berra???) and a canten from an dead enemy, but its no ak47. im not much into guns, in fact i hate them but its not like youll be killing anyone with it so it cool.

Sirstrumalittle
05-13-2004, 09:43 PM
I think its a sweet gun bro!!

and do you honestly think that an iraqi would bury a US soldier with his gun???
I find that hard to believe!! they would pick up the ****ing thing up and use it against
the US soldiers

gocubs649
05-13-2004, 09:44 PM
c00L.

Aus_rock_god
05-14-2004, 03:01 AM
Man, you guys are acting like you've never seen an AK before :rolleyes:

Wouldn't suprise me (keep in mind most of em probably havn't fired a live round before).


To threadstarter: Have you checked that the mechanics of the gun still work?

If not, I may as well tell you how:

1. Check if it still has a round in it (it most likely won't, but it's better to be safe then sorry).
Take the magazine out (if I remember correctly, the mag release switch on the AK is just forward of where the mag loads) and hold out your hand in case a round drops out (happens sometimes).
Check the safety is on (it's the little button above the trigger, should have a white dot on one side and a red dot on the other side, press the red dot in)
Next, pull the action back so that the chamber opens, and tilt the weapon on it's side, shake it a little (holding your hand under it) then look into the chamber to double check that there's nothing in there.

Note: Check thoughly that there isn't a round in the chamber, otherwise you could blow your hand off.

2. Pull the action all the way back, then guide it forward again. Release the safety and pull the trigger. If it makes a click, it still fires. If it doesn't check the safety and try again.


I'm just curious to weather it still functions.

popinfresh
05-14-2004, 03:08 AM
My day was good, until I looked on the bass forum, man theres some digusting **** in there right now

dans107
05-14-2004, 03:12 AM
Wouldn't suprise me (keep in mind most of em probably havn't fired a live round before).


To threadstarter: Have you checked that the mechanics of the gun still work?

If not, I may as well tell you how:

1. Check if it still has a round in it (it most likely won't, but it's better to be safe then sorry).
Take the magazine out (if I remember correctly, the mag release switch on the AK is just forward of where the mag loads) and hold out your hand in case a round drops out (happens sometimes).
Check the safety is on (it's the little button above the trigger, should have a white dot on one side and a red dot on the other side, press the red dot in)
Next, pull the action back so that the chamber opens, and tilt the weapon on it's side, shake it a little (holding your hand under it) then look into the chamber to double check that there's nothing in there.

Note: Check thoughly that there isn't a round in the chamber, otherwise you could blow your hand off.

2. Pull the action all the way back, then guide it forward again. Release the safety and pull the trigger. If it makes a click, it still fires. If it doesn't check the safety and try again.


I'm just curious to weather it still functions.

He said it had been filled with lead or something didn't he?

Dan

Aus_rock_god
05-14-2004, 03:13 AM
My friend bought one of those last week. In the USA, you can get them for around $350, his came with two 30 round magazines. I hope to add one to my gun collection, its ****ing sweet. Made in Romainia, semi automatic. The only problem is the cheap ammo for it is still 9 cents around so we cant afford to shoot it all that much.


Dude, why would you want to HAVE an assault weapon? They're not any use unless you want to fight in a war.

Unless you're in an area where there's an elephant population problem or something a civillian REALLY doesn't need a weapon that powerful. I could understand if you try one at a shooting range just to say "I fired an AK, yey!", but owning one is a completely different situation.

Seriously, if the only people with guns were farmers there'd be next to no deaths from firearms. And even then farmers, the only people besides the armed forces that have a liable excuse to own a gun, have no reason why they should have a semi-automatic or automatic weapon.

popinfresh
05-14-2004, 03:15 AM
^^ That's the barrel. The gun can still fire if the barrel has been filled. You just don't want it to fire with a bullet in there =/


Also, I've held an Steyr Aug :D Standard military weapon for us Aussies.

Aus_rock_god
05-14-2004, 03:18 AM
He said it had been filled with lead or something didn't he?

Dan

Only the barrel was filled with lead. I'm just curious to know if the mechanics still work in it.

You can still make a gun function without a round in it, it just won't go bang.

Aus_rock_god
05-14-2004, 03:21 AM
Now the stiyr! THAT'S a good weapon, far more accurate than the AK, and doesn't buck alot. I'd trade my .22 in for that if it wasn't a semi-automatic (fireing three bullets instead on one is a waste I recon).

Double Bass Jim
05-14-2004, 03:30 AM
Awesome man, Nice Collectors Piece. :cool:

OzzChok
05-14-2004, 03:48 AM
How many people here who have seen it can honestly say they don't want one too?

Not me

MAGGOT-666
05-14-2004, 03:49 AM
Wow, An A-K eh?
Your pretty cool Chimaria :cool:

Useless Hope
05-14-2004, 04:10 AM
Note: Check thoughly that there isn't a round in the chamber, otherwise you could blow your hand off.

:lol:

I dunno why, but I found that hilarious.

I can picture someone doing it.

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 04:45 AM
Its not a big picture and I cant tell if you got the real-deal fully auto or the semi auto. The way you can tell is the safety... if it stops on just up or down its a semi auto but if theres a middle stop for it its the full shebang.

Anyway, even if your not going to shoot it its still something neat to hang on to (especailly since your dad thought that much of you to give it to you). Think of all the people around that collect the nazi **** from the 40s. People pay alot of money for that stuff.

Its the real thing, I checked, its got that middle stop. Semi Automatic, Automatic, and Saftey. :cool: And my dads a gun expert, so he would have said so.

I've decided i'm keeping it. Its something rare, and that just makes it all the more cooler.

I'm just curious to weather it still functions.

It still does, I already checked. It doesn't have any ammo, so no need to worry. The barrel is filled with lead, but If I break it off, went to a guns expert and replaced it, the gun would be fully functional.

Wow, An A-K eh?
Your pretty cool Chimaria

:cool:

dans107
05-14-2004, 04:59 AM
Only the barrel was filled with lead. I'm just curious to know if the mechanics still work in it.

You can still make a gun function without a round in it, it just won't go bang.

Ah, ok, sorry :)

How heavy are these things?

Dan

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 05:04 AM
Mine is fairly heavy, i'd say about a four pounds heavier than my guitar. Its filled with lead, but that doesn't affect the weight too much.

qwerty21
05-14-2004, 05:35 AM
Im canadian, the only guns around here are hunting guns. I really think that there should be some form of gun control in the US.

steve6991
05-14-2004, 06:12 AM
To everyone who can't believe some of us haven't fired an ak, just remember that Australia has a total firearms ban. For this reason i probably will never pull the trigger.

Danish
05-14-2004, 06:39 AM
That gun is bigger than I expected.

BigBadBooDooDady
05-14-2004, 06:47 AM
Mine is fairly heavy, i'd say about a four pounds heavier than my guitar. Its filled with lead, but that doesn't affect the weight too much.
I was actually suprised how light my friend's is. I figured it would kick pretty hard too but it really didnt. You hear more of the recoil spring inside the gun than you do the actual shot while shooting it.

Full auto would be cool but I dont think I could hit much of anything with it. If we shoot sort of slowly and controlled rate we can be pretty acurate with it, but when we let them rip we can barely hit the hill let alone the target.

I have another friend that used to be in the army. He was in Desert Shield. I think he said if you wanted an AK47 all you had to give for it was a bottle of whiskey they are so plentiful. Im not sure if he said that it was in Iraq or Kuwiat or what though.

:thumb:

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 07:16 AM
LOL. Probably Kuwait, because, coincendtally, my dad gave the guy who brought it a bottle of whiskey (since alcohol is illegal here).

dans107
05-14-2004, 07:52 AM
:eek:

Alcohol is illegal?

:eek:

Dan

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 07:55 AM
Yep. And porn. And porn sites (they are all firewalled). And pre marital sex. And they censor movies. And magazines. And *goes on and on*

dans107
05-14-2004, 07:58 AM
Jeez.

/me sends you one way ticket to England :cool:

Dan

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 08:04 AM
/me goes

I'm leaving this place soon anyway. 15 years is just too much for a teenager. :(

Gonna be going to Florida on the 15 of June :cool:

dans107
05-14-2004, 08:05 AM
Aw cool.

For a Holiday? Or an extended visit type thing? Or you moving there?

/me moves to Florida :-*

Dan

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 08:09 AM
Moving. :cool: After living 15 years in the Middle East, I've finally completed school and intend to continue my education in Florida (Uni). :D

/me meets in Florida :-*

dans107
05-14-2004, 08:10 AM
Sounds good man, I'm pleased for ya' :)

If you don't mind me spamming up your thread...what are you doing at Uni?

Dan

Volkert314
05-14-2004, 08:13 AM
Moving. :cool: After living 15 years in the Middle East, I've finally completed school and intend to continue my education in Florida (Uni). :D

/me meets in Florida :-*


You're going FU.... sweet deal

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 08:16 AM
Sounds good man, I'm pleased for ya'

If you don't mind me spamming up your thread...what are you doing at Uni?

Dan

Of course not!:D Spam is my middle name. Anywho, i'm gonna study graphic design, so that will be a unique experience. :)

You're going FU.... sweet deal

:lol:

Anyhow, I gtg eat guys, I'll be back though. :)

BigBadBooDooDady
05-14-2004, 11:31 AM
/me goes

I'm leaving this place soon anyway. 15 years is just too much for a teenager. :(

Gonna be going to Florida on the 15 of June :cool:

Too bad you cant take it with you. Are you going to be able to shoot it?

Ramsey
05-14-2004, 11:38 AM
Nope, barrels filled with lead. So you know.

Yeah, I can't take it, that sucks. :(

Jon
05-14-2004, 03:39 PM
:eek:

*remembered*

It was the SA80 that I prefered to the AK.

I've shot a double-barrelled shotgun too :cool:

Aus_rock_god
05-15-2004, 10:36 PM
To everyone who can't believe some of us haven't fired an ak, just remember that Australia has a total firearms ban. For this reason i probably will never pull the trigger.

It's not a TOTAL ban, it's just aginst Automatic and Semi-automatic guns, unless you're a sport shooter. You can still own a gun in Australia.
Plus, even though the ban is on, people still have machine guns ect. especcially war veterans. It's only that we have enough sence to not use them.
You can go to a rifle range and ask to try one of their weapons. You need to have a gun licence though.