GUN Kalashnikov faces bankruptcy

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  1. thegooch

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    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/kalashnikov-faces-bankruptcy/article1296238/


    The maker of the iconic AK-47, the assault rifle associated with Third World armies and revolutionaries the world over, is in dire straits as cheaper knock-offs cut into business

    Monday, a court in Russia said it will consider a bankruptcy application filed against Izhmash by a supplier owed more than $13-million (U.S.). According to reports out of Russia, Izhmash has been losing money for years on its small-arms business and closed its largest gun factory in Izhevsk for much of 2009.

    :wtc:
     
  2. Paul Revere

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    poor dude
     
  3. This would never happen if Comrade Stalin were still around. :hs:
     
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    I should go buy some of his Vodka to help.
     
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    Capitalism wins again :bowdown:
     
  6. PC Principle

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    That sucks.
     
  7. Paul Revere

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    Maybe I should buy a few more Saiga-12s to help out...
     
  9. PanzerAce

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    Hell, maybe if they had won the cold war instead, I could understand the bitching, but fuck, we won that shit, which means everybody gets to make money however they want. Not our fault they just shipped the machines to make AKs all over the place. Fuck, I bet there are guys in Uzbekistan on something cranking them out thinking "Oh, I'm going to sell alot of these to those crazy americans"
     
  10. JRucker2004

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    holy misleading title, batman!
    So is just Izhevsk going bankrupt, or Kalashnikov too?
     
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    Glad I got my Saiga when I did.
     
  12. Paul Revere

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    lol outspending the ussr FTMFW
     
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    Fuck :bowrofl:
     
  14. PanzerAce

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    I just realized, this means we're two and oh with Russia....if we can get someone to start making cheap knockoff RPGs, T-72s, or Migs, and I think we win for all time :bowdown:
     
  15. Paul Revere

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    lets not get greedy - the AK and cold war are pretty good accomplishments
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Only because we had the money to spend.
     
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    sounds like the definition of winning to me. We had money, they didn't BOOYAH!
     
  18. Paul Revere

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  19. Paul Revere

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    :rofl: i know right?
     
  20. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Izhmash makes the AK, just like colt didnt design the m16
     
  21. JRucker2004

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    Right, so why is the title of the article "Kalashnikov faces bankruptcy"?
    It would be like saying "Stoner faces bankruptcy"

    Am I missing something, or is the author just completely clueless?
     
  22. Rip The Jacker

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    Yeah the title is pretty stupid.
     
  23. Rip The Jacker

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    Like its even possible to make a fake AK47, its not patented or anything.
     

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