Chambered in 7.62x39mm, the SLR-107UR is the full size model offered by Arsenal. An SBR model is also available from them. The second photo shows the thin barrel which many owners opt to have covered with a fake silencer/suppressor. (GRH)
Standoff? Local women watch armed men, believed to be Russian soldiers, assemble near a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe March 5, 2014. ( REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
Brass U.S. Marines with Force Reconnaissance platoon, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, conduct a deck shoot on the flight deck aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) Jan. 28, 2014. The 13th MEU is deployed with the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group as a theater reserve and crisis response force throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Ammon W. Carter 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit Combat Camera/Released)
In the cold…
Bundeswehr soldiers of Panzerbataillon 413, a unit that has served in Afghanistan, stand next to their armoured vehicles during military exercises and a visit by German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Bundeswehr combat training center on January 28, 2014 in Letzlingen, Germany. Von der Leyen stated she aims to see the Bundeswehr participate more in foreign peacekeeping missions.
Range time… CAMP PENDLETON, Calif - CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – Sgt. Frank Simmons, an assistant platoon sergeant with 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, fires his weapon in the kneeling position during a live-fire exercise here Jan 23. Personnel conducted a variety of different marksmanship drills to hone and maintain close range rifle skills.
Colt Delta Elite
A 1911 variant chambered in the hard hitting 10mm Auto. This particular example is a Variant 1 but in highly polished stainless steel finish. Although they were released in the late 1980’s, there are current production models of the Delta Elite. The older versions tend to be average in terms of collector’s value since most people associate the 10mm market with Glocks and super high end 1911’s like the Fusion builds. (GRH)
Still awake and typing out 3 papers due very soon but I can’t help but feel like my study area is ridiculously post-apocalyptic right now.
Since I’m still renovating my room, its a mess. Got ammo cans open with tools and parts sticking out of them. Clothes on chairs. An old dusty fold-up futon with an equally old dusty and dirty blanket since my actual bed has been moved.
Eating an early morning snack consisting of a tin of herring in Louisiana hot sauce and drinking warm bottled water. Room reeks of cosmoline (cause of my cousin’s Vz 54 stock) and chemicals since I was lubricating my RPK-74M (I forgot to mention that I got it back from the gunsmith), which is propped up against my dresser that has broken glass on top of it cause I accidentally swung my ax at the mirror on New Year’s eve.
Normally I’m very organized and some would say obsessively compulsive about things being neat and clean but I’ve been so busy with work and school that I haven’t had time to maintain order in my room.
The only things missing are the little campfire and a zombie or mutant horde making noises outside my window.
Sidearm A Beretta 9 mm pistol, M60 machine gun rounds and a knife are worn by a US Navy Sea-Air-Land (SEAL) team member during a training exercise. (Photographer’s Name: PH1 CHUCK MUSSI. Date Shot: 8/1/1987)
Heavily-armed soldiers without identifying insignia guard the Crimean parliament building after taking up positions there earlier in the day on March 1, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine. The soldiers’ arrival comes the day after soldiers in similar uniforms stationed themselves at Simferopol International Airport and Russian soldiers occupied the airport at nearby Sevastapol in moves that are raising tensions between Russia and the new Kiev government. Crimea has a majority Russian population and armed, pro-Russian groups have occupied government buildings in Simferopol. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Colonel Yuri Mamchur, commander of the Ukrainian garrison at the Belbek air base, leads his men to the base, outside Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Russian troops, who had taken control over Belbek airbase, fired warning shots in the air as around 300 Ukrainian officers marched towards them to demand their jobs back. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
You’ve been warned…
- Russian troops, who had taken control over Belbek airbase, fired warning shots in the air as around 300 Ukrainian officers marched towards them to demand their jobs back. outside Sevastopol, Ukraine, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
- A Russian serviceman guards the Belbek airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. A column of unarmed Ukrainian servicemen arrived at the base for negotiations with Russian troops on Tuesday, local media reported. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
- Russian servicemen guard the Belbek Sevastopol International Airport in the Crimea region March 4, 2014. A column of unarmed Ukrainian servicemen arrived at the base for negotiations with Russian troops on Tuesday, local media reported. The Ukrainian and Russian governments have begun high-level contacts on the crisis in Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko)
A Chinese made SKS but a U.S made variant. American importers wanted a unique and different model to get a potential buyer’s attention, so they cut down full sized SKS rifles into the 16” barreled “Paratroopers”. There is no evidence the Chinese ever issued a shortened SKS to their soldiers but Norinco and Polytech soon caught on and began to produce SKS paratroopers for the U.S market. Easiest way to tell the difference is that the importer made paratroopers have a flat, very even cut muzzle, whereas the Chinese paratroopers are rounded and milled like a real factory barrel.
Note the 20 round “star” magazine. Those are Chinese made as well and replace the fixed 10 round magazine. Value wise, they can be worth around $50 or more to the right buyer but they have a spotty reputation in terms of reliability. (GRH)