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ART-84 Badger HDC rifle by ScrewfaceRomeo ART-84 Badger HDC rifle by ScrewfaceRomeo
Originally the standard issue rifle of the New Cordian military, when the Great Re-Organization occured and it was replaced by the UMWS MBR-13 series the Castle Arms ART-84 was re-issued to the civil defense forces. This force functions in a way similar to the Swiss system: every able bodied male with no criminal record who has served his two years in the regular military is issued one of these, which he keeps in his home until he is called upon to defend the country. The Civil Defense Force is only called up as an absolute last resort, so for the most part these rifles are used for hunting and plinking. Considered a symbol of the Revolution and Exodus that created New Corda, it is only appropriate that it is based on an AK varient, the AK-103.
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Rainb0wXen0 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was this, by any chance, inspired by this? They look very simular :)
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at the upload dates.
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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I thought so as well ;-)
Just wanted to ask anyway :3
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Quick little thing (because I'm feeling like a condescending gun nut right now), you might want to put a notch in the safety lever to catch the bolt handle and lock open the action, because standard AKs don't have a means of keeping the action open and, as a shooter, the option is infinitely valuable.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is old as hell, but even now I wouldn't do this. Outside of US civilian ranges which require them, the AK doesn't need a bolt hold, and cutting into the safety lever opens the weapon to dust and grime, since the lever also serves as a dust cover.
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Hardly. An increasing number of manufacturers are creating models with such a feature available without sacrificing protection from dust. It's also a matter of discipline more than a simple civilian safety rule.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I fail to see how that could be done without sacrificing said protection, unless it was done in a manner that left the dust cover/safety lever alone.

If I wanted a bolt hold on an AK, I would modify the reciever to use a paddle type release that interacted with the magazine follower, as in an AR, Daewoo, etc. It would be a much better hold, and wouldn't interfere with the dust cover.

But, insofar as discipline goes, I fail to see your point.
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MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
An internal bolt catch that is triggered by the magazine follower would be hella convenient, but risk detracting from the efficient simplicity of the AK itself.

And as to the exact design that incorporated a bolt catch without compromising the dust cover, I can't relocate the article for the life of me, so I am without proof in this debate.
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ScrewfaceRomeo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a device is simple to manufacture and implement, and would not effect reliability of the system.
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