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Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov & The AK-47 Rifle

Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov
AK-47, also called Kalashnikov Model 1947,  Soviet assault rifle, possibly the most widely used shoulder weapon in the world. The initials AK represent Avtomat Kalashnikova, Russian for “automatic Kalashnikov,” for its designer, Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov, who designed the accepted version of the weapon in 1947.

Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park

132 Year Old Winchester Rifle

Published January 15, 2015  FoxNews

The story of how it got there may never be known, but a rusting 132-year-old Winchester rifle — known in U.S. lore as “the gun that won the West” — was recently found resting against a juniper tree in a Nevada national park. Continue reading Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park