1997-12-23 - Re: Lock and Load (fwd)

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From: ichudov@Algebra.COM (Igor Chudov @ home)
To: ravage@ssz.com (Jim Choate)
Message Hash: 4580e65641deecfbf64f930f0f398f30327c1b013eac86b65900486db4a459c8
Message ID: <199712230437.WAA19352@manifold.algebra.com>
Reply To: <199712230422.WAA22160@einstein.ssz.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-12-23 04:42:52 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 12:42:52 +0800

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From: ichudov@Algebra.COM (Igor Chudov @ home)
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 12:42:52 +0800
To: ravage@ssz.com (Jim Choate)
Subject: Re: Lock and Load (fwd)
In-Reply-To: <199712230422.WAA22160@einstein.ssz.com>
Message-ID: <199712230437.WAA19352@manifold.algebra.com>
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Jim Choate wrote:
> Sorry you are the one to bring this one up...
> Forwarded message:
> > Subject: Re: Lock and Load (fwd)
> > Date: Mon, 22 Dec 1997 21:45:46 -0600 (CST)
> > From: ichudov@algebra.com (Igor Chudov @ home)
> > 
> > AK-47.
> > 
> The Chinese Norinco version will certainly do so, I've fired a couple of
> them. Never seen a real soviet model but they are supposed to be piece for
> piece interchangable. But will check into it and get back to you.

You can't lock and load an AK. I remember that very well even though it
has been a while. The bolt just would not go far enough back to pick up
the cartridge. The bolt carrier's charging handle would only go as far
as to allow for the weapon inspection.

You can only load and lock. And I think that it is the right design,
because a soldier cant accidentally get the weapon loaded.

I could field strip an AK (mind you, with all military gadgets) in 11
seconds and assemble it back in 21 seconds.

What crypto relevance does it have?

	- Igor.