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  1. The Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS: A Complete Guide to Guns, Gear and Ammunition
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  2. The Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS: A Complete Guide to Guns, Gear and Ammunition

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (45 reviews)
    Price R631.00

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The Ak and Sks are the most widely used and well known assault rifles in the world, and this comprehensive look at these famous rifles contains never-before-published information blended with 600 photos, and written by the leading expert in assault weapons.

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Patrick Sweeney
Sweeney, Patrick
Gun Digest Books
Gun Digest Books
black & white illustrations
black & white illustrations
Gun Digest Books
Gun Digest Books
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

It wasn't up to the level that Mr. Sweeny has shown in his several books on the AR rifles. It seems that he believes that every single AK-47 is made differently from every other AK, so there isn't much to say about them. Fortunately, my WASR-10 is pretty much the same model that he used to show disassembly instructions for. The SKS was definitely short-changed in the book, with only one article about it. The book IS dated and another book about now would show a lot of changes in the world of the AKs. A good book to have, but it could have been better.
This is an informative book if you are interested only in the AK-47 and it's various configurations, including some good, first-hand personal anecdotes from the author. However, the book has only ONE chapter dedicated to the SKS rifle, thus I found the title very misleading. "The Gun Digest Book of the AK" would have been a much more honest title.
As well, though the book has plenty of black and white images, some of them are duplicated throughout the book. A little creativity or effort to acquire additional images would have made this a better book.
In summary, I was disappointed. This book had real potential and with some effort and honesty (author? editors? publisher?) it could have been the definitive guide to these two types of Soviet weaponry, but overall it falls flat.
If you are purchasing this for "any" information related to the the SKS; don't bother. It glosses over anything of any real substance (in the one and only chapter related to it). The AK info is also pretty generic in nature. There are much better and more thorough books out there on both platforms. This books author is usually well worth reading. This book however, isn't one of his better offerings.
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