This is a good friend/customer of mine, Stephen. He participates in living history re-enactments with the 15th. VA Infantry Company A http://www.15thvacoa.org/. He came by the shop after an event at Tredegar Ironworks http://web.ukonline.co.uk/b.gardner/...r/trediron.htm and I shoved an AK in his hand.
First, Stephen with his issued .69 cal. smoothbore musket:
And now, fast forward into the 21st. Century, and Stephen would choose.......the SAS-M7 Underfolder AKS-47!
Hmmmm......wonder what Moseby's Rangers could have done with some of these.......unk: