I have a long and respectful relationship with the AK-47 and seen some epicly abused guns still fire, but this picture from the guys at Underground Tactical takes the AK family to a new level; Africa.
This Chinese Type 56 was confiscated from African poachers. It is said to be fully functional, and I see no reason it shouldn’t be. There is a protective layer of surface rust, common when Chinese metal coatings encounter tropical environments.
This particular example has some custom reliability modifications. The tactical sling lacks hardware, but seems fully functional. The pistol grip, hand guards and stock have been upgraded to tropical hardwood. The dust cover on top of the receiver is missing, but that is just a comfort item.
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