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Two River Arms Company

OIF vets listen up. Remember that cool “war trophy” you couldn’t bring home? Two River Arms Company has the answer you’ve been looking for. They specialize in the Iraqi Tabuk style AK-47 rifle.

In 1980, Iraq purchased tooling and machinery to establish a small arms factory near Baghdad under license and with assistance from the Yugoslavian firm Zastava. These Iraqi produced AKM copies of the Yugoslavian M70B1 and M70AB2 rifles became known as the ‘Tabuk’. Obviously, this company is no longer in business.

Available in Wood Stock, Folding Stock, Carbine and Sniper models, the Tabuk AK-47 rifle from Two River Arms Company replicates the look and feel of Iraqi domestic rifles and even comes with a replica Arabic rifle manual identical to the original issued to Saddam’s troops.

As you can see, they replicate the markings found on Tabuk guns. The left side is marked with the Tabuk emblem and Arabic nomenclature. The emblem is a side view of the icon ‘Lion of Babylon’ set against a pyramid. The right side of the sight block is marked in English. It has the word ‘Tabuk’ on the top row followed by ‘Cal. 7.62 x 39 mm’. Additionally, the selector markings are in Arabic with all three notches to replicate the originals (rifles will only fire semi-auto). They offer serial number matched parts to the maximum extend possible and rely on wood finished here in the US. Additionally, for an optional fee, an arms room stock number in Arabic can be painted on your choice colors such as red, white, blue, and black circles with various colored numbers.

They have taken a great deal of effort to produce an authentic style of weapon and these are the closest you are going to get to a battlefield trophy.

Two River Arms Company also offers several other Combloc weapons such as the RPD and RPK as well as AK variants.

Thanks to “A Loyal Reader” for the tip!

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