Sunday 24 February 2013


The Kalishikov series of weapons are the most prolific assault rifle in the world; they are present in every single conflict on Earth. The AK is rugged, robust and absolutely utilitarian in nature. It is often stated that the AK can be fabricated in a primitive workshop, but few people can appreciate how this is actually accomplished.

This photo essay of an anonymous Kalishnikov fanatic came to me via the email machine. 

I don't know who he is or where he operates, but the guy can work metal. Here's how he converted a shovel into an AK-47 variant, using metal at hand, a few parts and primitive tools.

I saw a lot of improvisation in the former Yugoslavia, but nothing like this . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . STORMBRINGER

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