There are so many amazing collections out there that we need to see, and so little time to do it…
It’s all out there, if you know who to ask and can take the time to go see it – and hopefully we can do some of both this spring! We will be taking a couple weeks in Europe coming up shortly to visit some great collections (although not either of the two from these pictures) and bring you back a whole bunch of photos and video. So stay tuned – there are some really great things coming.
I will be looking forward to it!
That’s a great looking set of Russian guns there, BTW, something for which I have a weakness.
Thanks a lot!
Korobov (gentleman on Max’s photo) is just a genius firearm designer…unfortunately not well known.
Those guns belong to Afansaev NOT Kotobov….still and underrated designer
The bullpup protypes encased in orange plastic look like something out of first “Planet of the Apes” movie. Hrachya is absolutely right about Korobov: Everything I have read about him confirms that!
the person on the 1st photo is not Korobov, but his colleague Nikolai Afanasiev (who also designed A-12.7 helicopter MG and co-designed AM-23 aircraft automatic canon)
Maxim is right, this is Afanasiev. Here is a picture of both designers (Afanasiev and Korobov):
every time i see a FG 42 im amazed! They look really impressive.
Those pictures are from the State Arms Museum in Tula, Russia.