Century All-American AK & Beretta GI M9 In GUNS Magazine Surplus

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Century’s All-American AK And Beretta’s GI M9 Saluted In GUNS Magazine Surplus Special Edition 2016

(ArmsVault.com) – Brimming with more than 36 articles on vintage, replica and classic guns, the much-anticipated GUNS Surplus 2016 Special Edition promises to grip both the gun enthusiast and historian alike. From the post war birth of the AK-47 to a 30-year veteran of the US military: Beretta’s M9, this issue covers an array of historical narratives on some of the world’s most legendary military firearms and classic guns.

GUNS Magazine - Surplus 2016

The GUNS Surplus cover story highlights the revolutionary Red Army Standard 47 by Century International Arms. Contributing Editor Will Dabbs records the evolution of the AK-47 from its genesis in 1944 Russia to its modern day transformation into the Americanized RAS47 offered by Century International Arms.

“The RAS47 is entirely new and American made –– from the buttplate to the muzzlebrake. Americans milled and pressed the parts, Americans cut the wood for the furniture from American forests, and corn-fed Americans put everything together,” Dabbs writes. “What this offers American shooters is a truly brand new Kalashnikov rifle whose metallurgy and workmanship are beyond reproach.”

In “Battle Tested,” Contributing Editor Robert Kolesar surveys Beretta’s 9mm M9’s role as a service pistol, spanning its initial adoption into the US military to the redesigned models of today.

“The M9 –– hated by some and liked by others –– is approaching four decades of military service. It’s had a few teething problems, long since resolved. It’s accurate, low recoiling, very reliable, easy to shoot well and a proven combat veteran. With more than a half-million serving, it’s a sure bet the M9 will see a fifth decade or more of military duty.”

Other highlights in this Special Edition include “Guns Of The Plains Indians,” an insightful piece by Mike “Duke” Venturino on how “battlefield archaeology has given modern historians” evidence of the weapons used in the Plains Indian Wars, while Managing Editor Payton Miller pulls back the “Iron Curtain” on the provenance of a vintage Russian SKS carbine in “Breaking The Seal.”

MKS Supply’s M1 Carbine headlines this Surplus Special Edition Gun Giveaway, along with a package from World War Supply that includes a musette bag, leather scabbard, fleece-lined case, musket cover, buttstock pouch, sling and oiler from as well as a Flitz Knife Restoration Kit — a total value of $1,281.89.

Readers can visit www.gunsmagazine.com/giveaway to enter. It’s free!

The GUNS Surplus 2016 Resource Guide rounds out this giant edition, a catalog featuring surplus guns, uniforms, ammunition, accessories and more. To purchase the 2016 GUNS Surplus Special Edition, visit your local newsstand or order online at www.gunsmagazine.com/surplus.