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Video: Rasheed Carbine

The Rasheed carbine was developed in Egypt in the 1950s, and stands out as a gun unique to The Middle East and the Cold War. King Farouk set out to upgrade his military's firepower after World War II, and the result was the Hakim in 7.92 x 57 mm, a gas-operated semi-automatic rifle based on the AG-42 Ljungman used by the Swedish Army. When Egypt later drifted into the Soviet sphere of influence, its new military government converted to the more available 7.62 x 39 mm cartridge. To learn more history of this unique—and collectible—rifle, watch this "I Have This Old Gun" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.

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