Tag: 7.62×39

A Briefer Overview of AK Magazine Patterns, from Forgotten Weapons

Back in September, TFB reader Brandon took us through the history and variations of Russian Kalashnikov magazine patterns in a two part article that’s well worth reading if you haven’t already. Having said that, if you don’t have the patience for [Read More…]

India’s Schizophrenic Rifle Program Stutters Forward: Excalibur to Be Adopted in Interim, 7.62x39mm Rifle Sought

The frothing, boiling cauldron that is India’s collective rifle development and procurement entities has shifted again. Just two weeks ago, we reported to you that India had restarted its search for a 7.62x51mm foreign assault rifle to replace the INSAS. Now, we [Read More…]

No, Germans Didn’t Design the AK-47: Kalashnikov Conspiracy Theories and How to Refute Them, Part 1

We are all familiar with the standard conspiracy theories: NASA faked the Moon landing on a Hollywood soundstage, President Kennedy was shot by another gunman who was working for the CIA/the mob, all world leaders are actually reptilian aliens from Alpha Centauri, [Read More…]

GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 2: Synthetic Magazines

This is a the second part of a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of synthetic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. You can read the first part, on metallic magazines, at this link. Thanks, Brandon! Sometime around 1965-1968 Izhevsk [Read More…]

GUEST POST: A Brief History of the Kalashnikov Magazine Part 1: Metal Magazines

This is a guest article from our reader Brandon covering the development of metallic magazines for the AK-47 and AKM rifles. Thanks, Brandon! The venerable Kalashnikov rifle is easily one of the most important small arms in history. Love it or hate it, it’s one of the [Read More…]

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First Look at 7.62×39 CZ Bren 2, More Details on Pakistani Trials Rifles

Earlier this week, we reported about the Pakistani Army seeking a new rifle to replace its aging license-produced Heckler & Koch G3 and Chinese Type 56 rifles, and now new details – and most excitingly, new images – have come to light. First, it seems [Read More…]

IV8888 Shoots A Vepr AK To Failure

Gun blogger superstar Eric of the Iraqveteran8888 YouTube channel is happy to once again get behind a rifle going cyclic until failure. This time, Eric’s victim is a Vepr 7.62×39 AK rifle made by Molot and modified by Copper Custom. Those who watch these [Read More…]

Handl Defense Releases Video of SCAR-47 Lower, Intermediate Calibers A Possibility

The SCAR-H, once a secondary requirement for a 7.62×51 conversion for the 5.56mm SOCOM Assault Rifle program, has now been brought to the fore as one of the primary lightweight 7.62x51mm semiautomatic rifle platforms available on both the civilian and military [Read More…]

Finland Gives Up New Rifle Program, Will Modernize Rk. 62 to Serve Until 2035

The Finnish Commander of the Army has announced that the Nordic country will not be purchasing 5.56mm replacements for their existing 7.62x39mm caliber Rk. 62 rifles, but instead will seek to upgrade the venerable Kalashnikov-based Valmet. Altair.com reports (machine [Read More…]

POF Puritan 7.62×39

Patriot Ordnance Factory announced the addition of the 7.62×39 caliber to the company’s Puritan line of AR rifles. The new guns will use AR, not AK, style magazines. According to POF, the guns will shoot 1 MOA and will have all of the other premium features [Read More…]

AIA M-10 Coming to EU and US

Since the last time I wrote about the Australian International Arms M-10 Lee Enfield clone the company has expanded their product line, secured a EU importer (Polish firm LD Diana) and may be exporting to the US in the near future. I was very surprised to learn that [Read More…]

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Jack @ Rule .303 posted his top five worst new cartridges 1. 7.62×39 Ackley Improved 2. .22 belted magnum 3. .338 rimfire 4. 28 gauge Buckhammer saboted slugs 5. .50 BMG shotshells I posted a comment saying a hotter 7.62×39 might not be so bad. Jack went on to [Read More…]

AIA M-10 infomation

I read many shooting magazines from around the world and I came across this advertisement in an Australian magazine. It shows what must to be the current AIA M-10 range being produced. I scanned it into the computer. Click the image below to enlarge it. Australian [Read More…]