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General / Re: This Old Military Rifle
« Last post by 308nato on March 03, 2019, 06:53:23 PM »
That is a very interesting looking rifle as I have never seen one before.
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General / Re: This Old Military Rifle
« Last post by Henry Bowman on March 03, 2019, 05:59:09 PM »
The Hakim Rifle..........

Egyptian made variation of the Swedish Ag M/42 Ljungman rifle (6.5X55 caliber). Egypt had a large amount of 8mm surplus lying around and when they wanted to upgrade to semi automatic rifles, bought the tooling and rights for the rifle from Sweden. About 70 thousand rifles were produced along with smaller numbers of a shorter carbine version the Rasheed in 7.62X39. Because of the inconsistency of their various manufactured 8mm surplus ammo, they designed the rifle with an adjustable gas system (impingement) the Swedish rifle did not have. American buyers of the surplus Hakim rifles quickly discovered that improper adjustment of this gas system could have catastrophic consequences upon firing the rifle. Often misdiagnosed as out of battery firing. The gas system is adjustable without taking the rifle apart. The tipping bolt design is also similar in design to the SKS, the FN49 and the French MAS 49. They  were produced in the 50's and 60's. Hakim thumb is as painful if not more so than Garand thumb for those not familiar with the design. The Hakim was eventually replaced by the MAADI Rifle (AK-47) in the mid 60's. Replacement parts are somewhat hard to come by now. I am missing the front stock band on my rifle. It was replaced by a non original band so that the bayonet lug could be removed. I found the lug eventually, and am currently still looking for the front band.

The 10 round mag is standard and originals command a premium for collectors. MG13 25 round mags can be modified to fit and I have two original and two MG13 mags for my rifle. Changing the mag is not very quick as designed, imho...the muzzle brake (non removable) is effective and yes.....loud. The bayonet attachment is a little weird too......Prices have been rising recently with the best example fetching 1k or better...other Countries the Hakim have been used is South Yemen and Tunisia.......

The Hakim is classified as C&R and makes a fine addition to any military collection.

My apologies for the cell phone pics and background. I did this one from home and did not have access to my usual camera and background...













 
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Long Guns for Sale / Re: Norinco underfolder - in .223
« Last post by Fuelfather on March 02, 2019, 07:32:58 PM »
I got $100
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Gun Laws Pending in Texas / Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Last post by Wolfwood on January 30, 2019, 07:54:55 AM »
Good ol' TSRA.
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Gun Laws Pending in Texas / Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Last post by TexasRedneck on January 28, 2019, 07:29:10 PM »
https://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB357/id/1825492

This looks like the latest incarnation. Are we going to be taking bets this year?

I wish - but it's early still.  Thing is, Strickland's alienated a lot of his fellow leg's, so we'll see.

But, for the record:

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Gun Laws Pending in Texas / Re: Constitutional Carry - HB 375 and HB 1911
« Last post by Wolfwood on January 27, 2019, 05:46:33 PM »
https://legiscan.com/TX/text/HB357/id/1825492

This looks like the latest incarnation. Are we going to be taking bets this year?
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Still available, folks!
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General Discussion / Re: Updates.
« Last post by TexasRedneck on January 21, 2019, 10:26:51 PM »
Good looking rig.

Thanks.  I KNOW I "retired", but I enjoy staying busy - and FuelFather lends a hand, so it gives us more time together - win-win! O:tu
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General Discussion / Re: Updates.
« Last post by 308nato on January 21, 2019, 05:27:06 PM »
Got a new service truck coming in about a week.....


Good looking rig.




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Long Guns for Sale / Re: Norinco underfolder - in .223
« Last post by TexasRedneck on January 20, 2019, 11:25:56 PM »
Believe it or not, it's still here and available....anyone interested?
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