Piece of History Firearms Egyptian Misr 7.62x39mm
Of the Egyptian Misr, author Michael O. Humphries writes, “… the Misr closely followed the standard Russian AKM pattern. The stock set was in the AKM pattern, made from laminated wood and featured palm swells on the sides of the lower handguard. The rifle’s top cover was of thin sheet steel with reinforcing ribs for added strength, and the gas block was in the traditional 45-degree angle pattern. The finish of the rifles was a black paint applied over the metal parts. In fact, with just a quick glance at the rifle, it would be quite hard for many to easily distinguish it from a Russian-made rifle.
“What really sets the Misr apart from a more traditional AKM are samples that feature Arabic markings. On these rifles, Arabic markings adorn the 1,000-meter marked rear sight leaf, the rear sight mount/block, the barrel trunnion and the selector markings. My initial inspection of the kit I purchased revealed that it was demilled from a rifle manufactured in 1988, and the condition of the parts of the finish were exactly as described.”
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