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    Hungarian AMD-65 one of the local militia boys was carrying that I had with me one day. Apparently for my protection from "tigers". Reality was because we are close to the Vietnam Border and they are dodgy af.

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    Hey PaddyGB my daughters are in Vietnam at the moment, heading for Laos. If you see a couple of kiwi twins say gidday.
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    Is that a Hungarian ak 74 u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Hey PaddyGB my daughters are in Vietnam at the moment, heading for Laos. If you see a couple of kiwi twins say gidday.
    Just finished 10 weeks straight of work running around the jungle looking for gold and am flying out of Vientiane today.
    Let them know if they want to know anything I am more than willing to answer a few questions. As a start, Vang Vieng is always good for a party, the view points is well worth it on sunset as are the swimming holes, bit cooler at the moment though. And Luang Prabang is worth checking out especially Kuang Si waterfalls. Vientiane only needs 2-3 days max for everything. The Gibbons experience is good just tell them to check their knots and carabiners. A guy got killed on it earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    Is that a Hungarian ak 74 u?

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    Hungarian AKM copy @Beavis ?? Potentially this one was a Chinese copy of the Hungarian AKM copy. Not sure. Was to busy looking at rocks most of the day and yelling at the militia guy to keep it pointed in a safe direction and to stop playing with it. Ended up confiscating the magazine at one point and taking it off him to make sure it was clear. Muzzle control isn't in their vocabulary.
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    Looks like an AMD 65 without the autistic vertical grip. I don't think the Chinese copied that pattern but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Looks like an AMD 65 without the autistic vertical grip. I don't think the Chinese copied that pattern but I could be wrong.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD-65
    My comment regarding possible chinese copy is due to everything here is virtually a Chinese copy. I very much doubt some conscript in the middle of the back blocks would be running around with a Hungarian manufactured AKM. The black market AK's for $50 USD are Chinese and typically never cleaned, bit rusty and the laminate needs a sand and oil. Ammunition is never one brand but an assortment.
    Though I did find a cardboard box of CCI 22lr like 3 hrs up a stream at one point. But I know that one of the villagers from the local village down stream has a Norinco single shot bolt 22lr. Obviously it goes without saying that having firearms over here is illegal. Unless you are the Army...

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    Quote Originally Posted by paddygonebush View Post
    Just finished 10 weeks straight of work running around the jungle looking for gold and am flying out of Vientiane today.
    Let them know if they want to know anything I am more than willing to answer a few questions. As a start, Vang Vieng is always good for a party, the view points is well worth it on sunset as are the swimming holes, bit cooler at the moment though. And Luang Prabang is worth checking out especially Kuang Si waterfalls. Vientiane only needs 2-3 days max for everything. The Gibbons experience is good just tell them to check their knots and carabiners. A guy got killed on it earlier this year.
    Cheers. I'll pass that on.
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    @paddygonebush have you read the book gold rush? English writer. Good read he was in Laos in the 1990s and writes about it.
    Have a look.
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    Very interesting.

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    Interesting thread. I live and worked there a few years ago - field work in every province except Phongsaly & Huaphanh. I was based in Vientiane.

    Noted plenty of guns around the villages, even the odd 1911. If you have $$ over there, you can pretty much get anything.

    I've seen trail cam footage from WWF of tigers in North East provinces but mostly hunted out like most of the wildlife

    If you get a chance head out to the Vientiane shooting federation, from memory it was a fair way out of the city.
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    I know a few Laos, given their drinking habits it must get quite interesting with guns around.

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    Spent a lot of time in Laos,and saw a lot of Chinese knockoffs.....paddy,...I flew in a bunch of yanks,they were contracted by the Laos Govt to take water samples of the Mekong,they had a lot of equipment.Met them back in ho chi min a few weeks later,had a chinwaggle with them about the water quality,they said it was off the scale.

    The surprising revelation from them was the amount or arsenic and other deadly chemicals,in the water,used in illegal gold mining operations that locals had set up,.....care to comment on that,??,never actually saw any myself,and tramped all over the place.Interested to hear your thoughts on that.

    The yanks told me the water (Mekong)was very polluted,even the so called “clean” water had sizable amounts(ppm)of excessive chemicals.I managed to get crook a few times over there,.....could shit through the eye of a needle at 20 paces and not even touch the sides,all due to water contamination
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    This just shows the futility of firearms laws! It is interesting that the long one with the light coloured stock has an SKS trigger mechanism.
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    Yes, total gun control does not work, as simple guns are... simple! You can't eradicate knowledge of how guns work.

    Interesting, with real "long guns" sights are unnecessary. More to the point, relatively quiet too.

    About "banning all guns", here's about the simplest breech loader you can think up:



    For NZ minimum length read 30 inches -- unless, of course, you're a criminal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    @gundoc

    Yes, total gun control does not work, as simple guns are... simple! You can't eradicate knowledge of how guns work.

    Interesting, with real "long guns" sights are unnecessary. More to the point, relatively quiet too.

    About "banning all guns", here's about the simplest breech loader you can think up:

    For NZ minimum length read 30 inches -- unless, of course, you're a criminal.
    Yep! I made one similar except it had a screw-locked breech and a simple spring-loaded firing pin. It was made in less than 1/2 an hour from standard pipe fittings and was used in a court case a few years ago. I fired it several times and it is now gracing the office wall of a well-known firearms dealer.
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