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Front, toward enemy

Purpose of the single round on the AK barrel?

8 Responses to “Front, toward enemy”

  1. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    Good luck charm/ward off evil?

    Reflect light for night shooting? Like putting white medical tape behind the front post on an M16?

    The ARFCOM guy said sight adjustment.

    Just my (wild) guesses.

  2. Jake Says:

    One person there suggested that it lets them visually see the correct type of ammo to load. That kind of makes sense, considering that I bet there’s all sorts of ammo floating around the region, and a certain lack of standardization and training in some of those groups could lead to some… interesting results with found ammunition.

  3. Bobby Says:

    Yeah, that was my first thought too, “this kind, in here!”

  4. comatus Says:

    But, “that ain’t 7.62 x 39R”!

  5. Mike Gordon Says:

    Barney Fife?

  6. aeronathan Says:

    Ammo example makes the most sense to me. What percentage of those people do you think are literate? Probably more than you would guess but less than what you really need….

  7. Kristopher Says:

    Good luck charm.

    The single round and link on the old guy’s barrel looks like a .308 NATO round.

  8. Sigivald Says:

    Aero: All the literacy in the world isn’t going to help mix-and-match ammo recognition.

    Plenty of perfectly literate people can’t tell 7.62×39 from 7.62×51 if the markings aren’t explicit, reliably.

    (And of course there’s the [mentioned on that thread] HK joke where the magazine was loaded BACKWARDS by the presumably literate photographer…)