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I understood the kalishnakov was made with deliberate “Sloppiness “ compared to the tight tolerances of precision rifles. Thus it would work in the dirty and dusty reality of the battlefield. This is why it is so reliable.
 

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Exactly! One only need look at the MP44 or StG44 to see where the AK47 came from. I had heard somewhere years ago that Schmeisser sat next to Kalashnikov in a weapons factory. If that’s true, take it from there. The Russians had some great weapons, but compared to Germany’s? Personally, I think the German designs were amazing. Would love to have an MG34 or MG42. Not gonna happen though. 😊
Have you read all the other posts here?
I go with them.
 

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My basic understanding of kalishnakovs contribution was to open the specs up to make more sloppy (my term) to allow operation in the grit of battle as opposed to precision designs.
 

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Off on a tangent. I don't have a Block...er, Glock.

But I have its daddy, the original "Glock safety action", where the striker is only half-cocked after cycling the action.

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To my amazement lver Johnson .38 safety hammerless break tops around 1900 used what Glock adopted
The trigger has a built in safety which Glock incorporates the same way
Who knew!
 
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