Iraqi confiscated “weapons”

I got a really good laugh from these photos. The caption is:

Iraqi soldiers display confiscated weapons and ammunition at a Military base in Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, 08 September 2008, following a military operation in the outskirts of the city

Now look at the weapons:

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If I had this kind of junk I would pay them to remove it. The officer pictured above, a Captain, seems impressed enough to take a photo. Maybe they are moonlighting as Garbage removal professionals 😉



Steve Johnson

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  • SwissFreek

    Interesting cammo pattern the guys are wearing in the first picture. Haven’t seen that before. It’s like the ABU only truly digicam.

  • Looks like they have a stack of CIA Romanian G kits. LOLOL

  • I swear that one is an air rifle, cus i have the same piece of junk gun myself. At least it looks identical to my gun, LOL good find a $20 dollar gun.

  • 22lr, I also thought one looked like an air rifle. Those sneaky terrorists, no one would suspect an air “assault” rifle 😉

  • Jcamelo

    lol 😉 sweet pellet gun jeez i kno cuz i have the same 700 feet per second one at home. lmao.

  • Crabula

    Yup! Definately an air rifle stock, but I don’t really see a barrel or any hardware to go with it. If you look closely, you can see the reciever assembly of an RPK, which would explain the magazines. It would seem that there are some abuses that even the great Kalashnikov can not handle. All and all, I don’t think that there are enough parts in that pile to assemble even a single complete firearm.