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Thread: Izhmash Open Joint Stock Company selling BRAND NEW ak's for $150

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    Default Izhmash Open Joint Stock Company selling BRAND NEW ak's for $150

    Izhmash Open Joint Stock Company (a member of Rosoboronexport and the original equipment manufacturer of AK rifles) apparently emerged as L-1, that is the lowest bidder, in the financial bid assessments, priced as they were between $150 and $160 per piece of the assault rifle. M/s Kintex, it is worth noting, had priced their product between $190 and $200.

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    $200 Damn, I will buy 20.. Any links on who has them in stock?
    The Russians are going to sue. Yeah good luck with that..
    So sue me.
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    Sorry., minumum purchase 15,000 units.

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    Sounds like a shady procurement deal that went south. Hope Izmash wins their case, but i bet they wont if the -103 is untested. Indians hang up everything on technicalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sovblocgunfan View Post
    Sounds like a shady procurement deal that went south. Hope Izmash wins their case, but i bet they wont if the -103 is untested. Indians hang up everything on technicalities.
    Very True. They just do not really understand how technology works. Despite all of their bluster.
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    the AK has been around for over 50 years how is there any laws against copying it ?

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    Back when the Soviet Union was the Soviet Union, almost all the Warsaw Pact countries got an arsenal and a complete set of blueprints and technical package to make their own AKs. No formal licensing of the design was done as they were all one big happy Commie family. Fast forward, now the WP is no more and most of the governments, including Russia, have privatized their former arsenals. Now Izhmash declares they own the patent on the Ak design and threaten to sue anybody who makes a copy of it, including former WP arsenals they gave the tech to. I guess Russian patents differ from US ones on time. In any event, the USSR gave away AKs by the truckload to anyone who wanted them if they were spreading Socialism across the globe, so currently the market is flooded with them. Very few orders for new AKs these days, and Russia means to corner the market for what little business there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akblue View Post
    Sorry., minumum purchase 15,000 units.
    Group buy. O.K. lets get started, who wants in?
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    Group buy.
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    I'll take two. Who else is in?

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