Tag: Izhevsk

Airbrushed Completely authentic photo of Mikhail Kalashnikov's reaction to hearing that people don't think he designed the AK-47. Don't make Mikhtim sad by spreading hateful fascist lies!

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…]

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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…]

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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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What is a Saiga?

Answer… 1) AK pattern rifles and shotguns made at Izhevsk 2) The ugliest antelope alive The Russians are not know for producing beautiful firearms, but you would have thought they would have chosen a nicer looking animal than the Saiga for which to brand sporting [Read More…]

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Izhevsk promotional videos

Izhevsk Mechanical Works is a Russian arms and vehicle manufacturer founded in 1807 by Tsar Alexander I. Below are some of their firearm promotional videos. I enjoy watching and reading military promotional material which are usually designed to entice the buyer to [Read More…]