|Had to take the SKS back, got an AK-74 instead!||August 26, 2009, 9:41 pm|
Yeah, the SKS was fucked up, so I decided to get one of the new Saiga 5.45x39 AK rifles, basically an AK-74 / AK-105 rifle.
It's the one on the bottom. It's gonna look vaguely like the one on the top.
|Good and bad news on my b-day||July 31, 2009, 2:58 pm|
Yes, yes, the good news is a new gun, but the bad news it also didn't work properly when I test-fired it :( So I took it back, they're repairing it for free. It was jamming every 8th round. Anyway, they'll gimme a call when it's up and running again. I did manage to take some pics of it before I test-fired it.
It's a Yugoslavian 59/66 SKS, semi-automatic 7.62x39 carbine, fixed 10 round magazine. The sucker on the end is a Goddamn grenade launcher, shoots standard 22mm NATO rifle grenades ;-P It also has a folding bayonet.
Though it's Yugoslavian-made, the SKS is Russian-designed, thus I have an example of all three of the most widely-fielded Russian-designed arms in the world, the Mosin-Nagant (top), SKS (middle) and AK (bottom).
The SKS and AK-47 I have share the same 7.62x39 ammunition, but the design is completely different from the AK-47. I can't wait to get it back and in working condition.
|Count the bullets||June 3, 2009, 6:25 am|
The count on that ammo can is correct and those magazines hold 30 rounds.
|The crap-top||April 6, 2009, 4:39 am|
I've had that thing sitting in a drawer for a few years, a few days ago I decided to mess with it. Well, it was acting like some keys were stuck, so I figured "I'll just hook up an external keyboard." Well, it was still acting like a whore, so I decided to just tear out the offending keys. That did not work.
I decided to try and take it apart and took all the screws out. Turns out there's two screws UNDERNEATH THE KEYBOARD HOLDING IT TOGETHER. Arg. So, finally, I grab the nearest tools and get to work. A screwdriver and an AK bayonet. Pried that bastard right off and now it works great.
At first it wasn't running with accelerated graphics, but a quick trip to Google supplied me with the drivers directly from HP, turns out it's a 64mb ATI card. Anyway, it's a decent gaming rig, but it has shut down randomly twice while playing Opposing Force (I have a CD copy from the Half-Life Platinum pack). Anyway, I manually installed XP Service Packs 2 and 3 from CDs due to no intrawebs on that, yet. My cable ISP offers dial-up access numbers, so I may take advantage of that and use dial-up upstairs during non-phone hours.
Games I have on it so far :
Action Doom 2 (FUCK YEAH, SCUBA!!)
All the Doom games w/ GZDoom
ZSNES and a bunch of ROMS
GBA emu and roms
Half-Life, Blue Shift and Opposing Force
Starcraft + Expansion
WCII : BNE
Duke Nukem 3d
|I got my huge crate of ammo today||March 11, 2009, 5:06 am|
It came in a sealed tin inside the crate, got that sucker opened up and took the boxes out. 40 boxes of 20 7.62x54r cartridges. They were made in 1986, the same year I was born! Cost me $150 + $27 S&H. That beast in the pic is a Mosin Nagant rifle.
|Did some surgery on my rifle (Russian-American AK)||January 26, 2009, 10:46 pm|
I just need to finish up 1 tiny detail. There's small differences between Saiga and AK magazines, to rectify this, I must install a feed ramp and shave down some metal on the mag catch to use AK magazines. So basically, just imagine the above with this on it :
This is a Saiga 7.62x39 rifle, made in Russia. With the complete of this conversion, it's technically US-made now, so it's a Russian-American AK rifle. Can't beat that.
|Goddamn Obama rush||November 21, 2008, 11:22 pm|
A couple weeks ago, I dropped $99 for an AR-15 lower receiver. Note, this isn't the one I ordered, just a visual representation of what it is :
I called yesterday and it turns out that they oversold their stock, so I have to wait until they get their next batch in. This is a big pain in the ass, because this is the critical part and the only part of the gun that can't be shipped directly to my door, so I may get the rest of the rifle (upper receiver assembly, lower parts kit and a buttstock) before the actual firearm itself (under Federal law, since it is the serial #ed part, it is the firearm).
|The Toke wad||October 18, 2008, 4:09 am|
Plz 2 help, fellows?
|The average Brit's nightmare (updated with names of guns)||October 1, 2008, 6:39 pm|
Not all of these are mine, but that's all the guns in my house. I decided to write down the serial numbers on all my guns in case they get stolen, and other info about them like estimated values and stuff.
From left to right (* = mine) :
Winchester 1902 .22
Mossberg 185K-A 20 gauge
Crescent Firearms 12 gauge DBS
Marlin Model 60 .22LR *
Remington 870 20 gauge
CVA Kodiak .50 cal muzzleloader
Mossberg 500 12 gauge
Remington 870 12 gauge
Rossi .410 / .22LR combo gun *
Mossberg 500 20 gauge *
Saiga 7.62x39 *
Hi-Point 995 9mm carbine *
Uberti Remington 1858 New Army .44 cal blackpowder revolver *
Russian M91/30 dated 1927, 7.62x54r *
|New rifle (AK-47 variant) - w/ better pic||September 21, 2008, 12:33 am|
This pic isn't of my individual rifle, but is a better representation of the type of rifle I have. Yes, the scratch on the receiver is supposed to be there, it's on every AK-style weapon ever.
Today, I got a new rifle, a Russian Saiga 7.62x39. It's a "sporterized" AK-47 made by Izmash. $378 after sales tax, $349.99 was the sticker price. Not bad for a brand new rifle. It comes with the sling studs imbedded in the stock, a cleaning rod, cleaning kit (jag, brush, some kind of weird poker and a screwdriver) and a little plastic bottle to keep cleaner in or something. It also has the "dovetail" side-mount, all I need to do is buy a base if I want to throw some optics on it, but I probably won't.
An interesting note, this rifle was made at the very same factory as my Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle that was made in 1927! They're brothers in arms, heh.
It uses a proprietary magazine design, making it incompatible with regular AK-47 magazines, they are, however, still double-stack. Since I live in New York, I can only legally own magazines that hold 10 rounds or less. Fucking things are expensive, like $30 apiece for a 10 round magazine! Oh well.