And the most durable firearm design of the 20th Century goes to…
An Instagram user posted images of a gently used Chinese-made Type 56 AK complete with custom furniture that has taken a licking but reportedly kept on ticking.
“The CEO of Underground Tactical sent me this pic of an AK47 he pulled off some poachers in Africa. It still worked. Impressive,” noted user Jon Wayne Taylor ( @jonwaynetaylor ) when he posted it to his feed last week.
If you notice, the pistol grip, buttstock and forearm are all replaced with random hunks of lumber that look to be salvaged from an old desk held on with baling wire and, yes, even string. Also, how about that dust cover (or lack there of), and the finish. It’s obvious that this is a nice thick milled receiver rather than a thin stamped one.
It’s nothing unusual for the AK to continue to shoot without parts, as witnessed in this video from Robski and Dima of the AK Operators Union, Local 47-74 below.