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For more information about this 1980 International Scout II Diesel for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250. Catalog Number: SP17334 Year: 1980 Vehicles: Scout II Diesel. Description: Basics: Strong 6 Cylinder SD33 Nissan Diesel Engine with a 4sp manual transmission. Cruses at 70 MPG and it Does great mileage: 20 to 28 MPG depending how you drive. Special features: Removable fiberglass top, Metal fuel lines, auxilary fuel pump & Racorp fuel filter make it ideal for running on Bio-diesel.

Great potential for using straight vegetable oil directly in the field tank in warm weather or installing SVO system. Newly Installed: Alternator; Tires;gauges: temperature, Oil Pressure,Voltage; carpet;Rear door springs; Battery, starter recently rebuilt. Issues: Mechanically: Oil leaks, engine smokes at start up (but every diesel does)and there is a leak in the exhaust manifold. Comfort: Driver side window mechanism is broken so the window does not rolled down, heater controls need repair, Air conditioning is not connected. Windshield washer fluid container needs to be repair but the wipers wk. Electrical: Radio, Fuel gauge, and reverse lights do not wk. Please call Oscar at 408-666-7699 7pm-11pm for any questions or for appointment to test drive it. A mechanic checked it and it turns out it's the engine with the turbo which is not working. It does not affect the vehicle but it would drive much faster if you replace or rebuild it.

We dropped the price to reflect the cost it will take to do this. Over the last 64 years, the AK-47 has become the iconic rifle of choice for everyone from the Soviet military to terrorists to drug lords. Let’s take a look at the world’s most common assault rifle. Why are AK-47s sometimes referred to as Kalashnikovs? Mikhail Kalashnikov was born to a farming family in southern Russia in 1919. As a boy, he wanted to become a poet, but like a lot of young Russian men he ended up in the army instead. Kalashnikov rose through the ranks to become a tank commander until he was wounded while fighting Nazis at the Battle of Bryansk in 1941. While Kalashnikov was convalescing he began poking around in small arms design. A fellow soldier had asked Kalashnikov why the Russians weren’t as well armed as the Nazis, each of whom had his own automatic rifle. Kalashnikov started tinkering with designs for an automatic rifle that could help defend his country, and he finally perfected his design in 1947. The rifle is officially known as the Avtomat Kalashnikova (Automatic Kalashnikov), and the “47” derives from its year of completion. One might think that the AK-47’s wild popularity stems from pinpoint accuracy. The standard issue AK isn’t particularly accurate; it’s best in relatively close-range combat situations rather than distant engagements. The AK-47’s major selling points are its simplicity and its ability to take a beating. The rifle was designed to be easy to use, easy to repair, and reliable. The ruggedness of the gun makes it the perfect weapon for dirty, sandy conditions or for soldiers who might not be super disciplined about maintaining their firearms. Its simple firing mechanism means that the gun jams very rarely. Depending on conditions of use, an AK-47 can have a service life of anywhere from 20 to 40 years. We see terrorists and rebels with Kalashnikovs all the time. The AK’s ubiquity isn’t simply a testament to its reliability. It’s also partially a function of the mind-numbing number of Kalashnikovs that have been produced. Oxford economist Phillip Killicoat cites an amazing statistic in his 2006 paper “Weaponomics: The Economics of Small Arms.” There are somewhere around 500 million firearms worldwide. Around 100 million of those are some sort of Kalashnikov, with the AK-47 leading the way with roughly 75 million units in existence. Huge production numbers coupled with a long service life have littered the globe with AKs. Killicoat’s paper cites another big reason for the AK-47’s global status: the Soviet government may have been stingy with its own people, but it was awfully generous when it came to giving away or selling Kalashnikovs to regimes and rebel groups it supported.

Even with relatively high demand, such a gigantic supply has kept the AK fairly cheap for terrorists, drug lords, and thugs around the globe. In fact, in some places an AK-47 is actually much cheaper today than it was 25 years ago. In a 2005 interview about his book Illicit , editor Moises Naim of Foreign Policy relayed an anecdote about a Kenyan village in which an AK-47 cost 15 cows in 1986. Nineteen years later the price had cratered to just four cows. In Killicoat’s “Weaponomics” paper he breaks down average AK-47 prices by region, and while most run buyers a few hundred dollars, he tracked transactions for as little as $40 or $50. The Soviet government wasn’t exactly generous with its royalty payment on his rifles. Kalashnikov has confirmed that he never made a cent in royalties off of his gun design since the government simply took the plans and mass-produced the rifle.

Kalashnikov reportedly lives modestly off of his government pension.

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