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05 Jan 2018 6:14 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 10:18 p.m. PST

…Automatic Pistol.

"In the late 1940s, Mikhail Kalashnikov the Russian gun-designer behind the then-new AK-47 assault rifle produced an automatic handgun called the APK.

Busy completing the AK-47, Kalashnikov reportedly lacked the time to truly refine the APK. In the end, the Red Army preferred Igor Stechkin's own APS auto-pistol. The APK faded from memory.

Kalashnikov Concern recently released a video depicting a rare surviving copy of the APK…"
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Old Wolfman05 Jan 2018 7:42 a.m. PST

Looks like quite a find.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Agree!.

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goragrad05 Jan 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

Interesting.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jan 2018 11:20 p.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!.

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New Jersey Devil Inactive Member06 Jan 2018 11:41 p.m. PST

I own 3 AK74 pattern rifles and I can tell you they are very nice rifles.

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