Kalashnikov: The Arms and the Man; 2001

Kalashnikov: The Arms and the Man
Hardcover, 284 pages
Collector Grade Publications (December 1, 2001)
Edward Clinton Ezell, R. Blake Stevens
ISBN-10: 0889352674
ISBN-13: 978-0889352674
Revised & Expanded Edition of The AK47 Story
by Edward Clinton Ezell, (1988)

Deluxe First Edition, 2001
312 pages, 356 illustrations

Ezell was the curator of the Smithsonian’s firearms museum

The original edition of The AK47 Story was published in 1986
an introduction by Dr. Kalashnikov himself

Ezell’s section on the South African Galil (R-4/5/6) is far more accurate than Iannamico
Much technical and developmental information

A Revised and Expanded Edition of The AK47 Story by Edward Clinton Ezell
Written after the Soviet collapse and Ezell met Mr. K

Includes: the development of the AK (originally designed in caliber 7.62x41mm) and all the offshoots and clones which make up the Kalashnikov “family” of small arms, including an important new summary of technical information on the numerous loadings of “intermediate” ammunition, right up to the “AK for the 21st Century” – the AK100 series

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