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    Posted on April 22, 2012 by CJ


    Let us see how lives and what air breathes the legendary producer of Kalashnikov guns! While they write about inevitable death of the plant we can see that “Izmash” is alive indeed! It’s been working for two centuries, and will be working even longer!



    They often tell about decay in Udmurtia, though we can see a new church here. The previous building was destroyed in 1937 but in 2004 they started construction of the new cathedral at the same place.

    Monument of military and labor glory devoted to the deeds of Udmurt citizens in the war time.

    Closer to Izhevsk industry

    Back in 1941 the production centre of guns was placed in the east of Izhevsk outskirts, on the territory 96 hectares large – it’s twice as large as Vatican! Or a half of a European princedom Monaco!

    Probably some of you will be surprised to know that Kalashnikov guns are assembled manually. Though this fact hasn’t prevented “Izhmash” from production of 50 million guns for the last 60 years!

    They take their time. In its best years “Izhmash” produced 95 guns an hour! With these very hands!

    A barrel is connected with a rod. There are special tools to do this, but some specialists use only a hammer.

    That day the plant tested two types of nano-coating: the first is anticorrosion one and the second is one decreasing tension in movable mechanisms.

    Assembling a barrel extension and inserting a bolt carrier into it.

    When a mechanism is already adjusted manually by a specialist this lady draws screws up tight. Currently 15 students work in “Izhmash” construction centre.

    Attaching a butt to an almost finished gun. Women can perform the task!

    Though some processes are automated, of course.

    And here is the ready gun.

    Today their average salary is 16 thousand rubles (530 USD).

    The final check. This woman is to decide if a gun should be worked further on. Collegues are waiting for a verdict heart aflutter.

    It may seem strange but this young guy is already a boss. Alexander is 21 and he’s a chief foreman. Higher education gives good chances to be promoted.

    The final stage: the barrels have been polished.
    Export contracts have always helped “Izhmash” to survive, even in the hardest times. The products are exported to 27 countries of the world. Now a big amount of AK guns is awaited in India. Though they want them to have interchangeable barrels and shoot with cartridges of different calibres. “Izhmash” is ready to meet these requirements!


    Director of the plant
    Proceeds have increased for 40% compared to 2010, earnings of employees – for 21%, some specialists also get bonuses amounting to a half of their salary. Does the plant looks to be dying?

    This cute young lady is responsile for engraving on the guns.


    If she practices much she may be able to do such things one day!

    Americans show much interest in “Saiga-12″ guns. In 2011 “Izhmash” earned 15 millions dollars for sales of sports and hunting guns in the USA.

    Before selling the guns they have to be tested. This man will never miss any defective gun!

    “Kalashnikov” doesn’t burn or rust. Checking the gun under the artificial rain.

    Freezing the guns in utterly severe conditions

    heating the guns in a stove

    Though it’s not the end of the AK suffering. In the end it will be smashed against the concrete plate for 3-5 times.

    And it continues to perfectly shoot! If 2012 will bring Apocalypse, and in some centuries our descendants will dig out Izhevsk Kalashnikovs, they will have to be careful, the guns will be still in a working condition.


    That’s it!
    Location: Izhevsk
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    Default Re: famous AK-47 production @ Kalashnikov factory (pics)

    the world will be a much safer place and better place without AK-47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singveld View Post
    the world will be a much safer place and better place without AK-47.
    SAFE world won't change. Reformists does not like that! Want changes to take place then have to make it UNSAFE temprarily hor!

    But only newer and more powerful and more effective models are replacing the classic AK-47. Russian Army already stopped orderting that classic model. In fact the classic model did not even apear in these factory pics. Copies of AK-47 are still being produced in may 1st world & 3rd world weather pirated or licensed replication, both exist.
    Last edited by uncleyap; 24-04-2012 at 10:18 AM.
    uy..

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    Default Re: famous AK-47 production @ Kalashnikov factory (pics)

    One of the world largest industry is arms dealing.

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    Default Re: famous AK-47 production @ Kalashnikov factory (pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleyap View Post
    SAFE world won't change. Reformists does not like that! Want changes to take place then have to make it UNSAFE temprarily hor!

    But only newer and more powerful and more effective models are replacing the classic AK-47. Russian Army already stopped orderting that classic model. In fact the classic model did not even apear in these factory pics. Copies of AK-47 are still being produced in may 1st world & 3rd world weather pirated or licensed replication, both exist.
    dun say things like that leh. you are under pap police watchful eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by singveld View Post
    dun say things like that leh. you are under pap police watchful eyes.
    I don't give them a shit!

    UNSAFE world can change easily and quickly. SAFE world rots stale and stinks for TOO LONG already.
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