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My rifle from Afghanistan

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My rifle from Afghanistan

#1 Post by M67 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:05 am

During my the second tour in Afghanistan in 2010/11 I worked a lot with Afghanistan National Army, Afghanistan National Police, Italian Task Force and US Task Force in BALA BOLUK- FARAH Province, SHINDAND, GULISTAN and other nice and hot places. I was a member of Operational Mentoring and Liaison Teams (OMLT).
There ware a lot of confiscated weapons mostly AKs, Iranian G3, Lee Enfields and so on. I remember one MG Gorjunov SG-43 in perfect condition. It was in front of the bunker in our home - FOB Leimbach, our FOB in BALA BOLUK. As a gift I received this rifle. It is some kind of "Martini".

I would like to know something more about this rifle. It is in poor condition however it is a source of nice memories from Afghan.
Thanks, Franko
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Re: My rifle from Afghanistan

#2 Post by M67 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:08 am

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Re: My rifle from Afghanistan

#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:12 am

Wow, looks like a Martini variation..

What is the caliber??? Any markings on the Receiver????

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Re: My rifle from Afghanistan

#4 Post by M67 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am

Caliber? Huge. .577?
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#5 Post by ammolab » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:36 pm

M67 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:51 am
Caliber? Huge. .577?
Rifled bore or smooth bore shotgun?

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#6 Post by M67 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:47 am

Looks like it was rifled. Very heavy barrel. Caliber on the muzzle is 12,7 mm.
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#7 Post by M67 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:11 am

Looks like it was rifled. Very heavy barrel. Caliber at the muzzle is 12,7 mm.
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#8 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:14 pm

Cool souvenir. Looks like a standard Kyber Pass made copy of the Martini.
The stock looks like it was for another rifle entirely.
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