The Gun

The Gun

At a secret arms-design contest in Stalin’s Soviet Union, army technicians submitted a stubby rifle with a curved magazine. Dubbed the AK-47, it was selected as the Eastern Bloc’s standard arm. Scoffed at in the Pentagon as crude and unimpressive, it was in fact a breakthrough—a compact automatic that could be mastered by almost anyone, last decades in the field, and would rarely jam. Manufactured by tens of millions in planned economies, it became first an… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 12, 2010)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9780743271738

Page count: 496 pages

File size: 21.7 MB

Language: English


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