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Old 11-07-2017, 12:59 AM   #1
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Default New AK variant spotted

What is this? It doesn't appear to robust, look at the rear sight and handguards. Uttar Pradesh is in Northern India.



http://www.firstpost.com/india/uttar...d-4193753.html
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:02 AM   #2
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Looks like a fn fal,valmet and ak47 had a 3 some and this the abortion.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:10 AM   #3
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Its their home grown INSAS rifle.. a cross between a few different rifle designs. from what I’ve read it’s a turd.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:12 AM   #4
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New AK variant spotted

It's not new at all, OP.

It's an INSAS ( been in use by India since 1998 )

OH, it's not any sort of Kalashnikov, either ( it just sorta looks like one )
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:49 AM   #5
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Have I mentioned lately that there are times when I am glad I can't see? I've yet to talk to an Indian that had positive things to say about these rifles. I've never handled one, but have handled their sort-of clone of the L1A1 and the machining was.....'adequate' at best. And keep in mind I own a POF MP5 and have no problems, so my standards aren't insanely high.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:48 PM   #6
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Have I mentioned lately that there are times when I am glad I can't see? I've yet to talk to an Indian that had positive things to say about these rifles. I've never handled one, but have handled their sort-of clone of the L1A1 and the machining was.....'adequate' at best. And keep in mind I own a POF MP5 and have no problems, so my standards aren't insanely high.
POF is really great compared to that wonderful Indian factory that is making INSAS.
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:52 PM   #7
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It is INSAS on the picture. Most unreliable weapon I ever shot. It has 3% malfunction rate - personal experience, not an urban legend.
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:00 PM   #8
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It is INSAS on the picture. Most unreliable weapon I ever shot. It has 3% malfunction rate - personal experience, not an urban legend.
Maybe it just needs to be broken in to be reliable.



Or just broken in half...
That is an awful malfunction rate. I don't see how they can still be making those if this is true.
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:38 PM   #9
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Here is some information on it:

http://modernfirearms.net/en/assault...les/insas-eng/
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:13 PM   #10
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I go to India for business on a regular basis. Seen them many times. They look neat but overall quality looks like shit which is pretty typical of India. I was able to look at one up close that an airport guard had in Pune. Receivers had a lot of messy spot welds and rivet work looked shotty. Bakelite was thin and it seemed almost brittle. It looked just like the horror stories you hear about. It’s understandable why they went with the AK and Tavor. Lots of nice milled Bulgy AKs there though.
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