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Old October 21, 2011, 02:11 PM   #16
Glenn E. Meyer
Join Date: November 17, 2000
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I read that in Iraq, the Hipowers were a sign of status among Saddam's officers. If you were crappy - you got a Helwan 1951 or a Tokarev.

Didn't do him much good when push came to shove.

I recall them interviewing an Iraqi gun store owner before Gulf War II - surprising - they had gun stores. Folks were stocking up and he had a big poster for the 1951s.
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