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    Any of the resident gun mavens know what kind of fire arms were used by the Iraqi Army? I'm particularly interested in hand guns. Any help would be appreciated.

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      When I was there in 1998, most of the weapons I saw were Russian made. I got clsoe enough to see what looked like a couple Baretta clones. Most looked like makarovs, maybe a coupel varyags ( bears a resemblanve to the taurus line of guns)

      I few Ak-47s, but most of them were carrying another type of assult Rilfe I've seen before but the name currently escapes me. Also saw a number of Mistubishi truck equipped with twin 30 cal or a single 50 cal mounted in the box on a swivel that allowed it to shoot over the cab.
      Half a bubble off level... systems normal.


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        Many thanks to both of you. The article in particular helps a great deal.


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          For useful websites about firearms/weapons/etc;

          see: .

          From what I know(I left active duty in 1993), most of the Iraqi forces used USSR and/or Warsaw Pact type weapons. Recent media items say the Glock 9mm 19 and 17 models are issued and/or used by Iraqi units. See Janes Defence Weekly too for more research on this subject.

          I'd rather get bank credit, than screen credit.


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            I was going to answer here, but that article does a wonderful job of answering.

            You should check with Leo. He may be able to send you some of his Iraqi weapons as demo models.