I Weapons of the Opposing Forces in the Persian Gulf, Middle East, and Other Foreign Countries I.1 MAKAROV 9mm PISTOL (PM) I.2 TARIQ 9mm PISTOL I.3 HUNGARIAN PA-63 PISTOL I.4 IRAQI MODEL 74 PISTOL I.5 SOVIET AK-74 ASSAULT RIFLE I.6 SOVIET AK-47/AKM ASSAULT RIFLES I.7 UZI SUBMACHINE GUN I.8 UK L2A3/L34A1 SUBMACHINE GUNS I.9 GERMAN G3 RIFLE I.10 SOVIET PPS-43 SUBMACHINE GUN I.11 SOVIET PPSh-41 SUBMACHINE GUN I.12 SOVIET DRAGUNOV SNIPER RIFLE (SVD) I.13 ROMANIAN FPK SNIPER RIFLE I.14 SOVIET RPD MACHINE GUN I.15 CZECHOSLOVAKIAN VZ52/ LIGHT MACHINE GUN I.16 SOVIET PK MACHINE GUN I.17 SOVIET DShK 1938/46 HEAVY MACHINE GUN I.18 SOVIET AGS-17 GRENADE LAUNCHER I.19 SOVIET RPG-7 ANTITANK GRENADE LAUNCHER I.20 SOVIET RPG-18 ANTITANK ROCKET LAUNCHER I.21 SOVIET SPG-9 73 MM RECOILLESS GUN II Foreign and U.S. Weapons Review Foreign and U.S. Weapons Review Sheet II.1 Foreign Handguns/Sidearms II.2 Foreign Submachine Guns II.3 Foreign Assault Rifles II.4 Foreign Service Rifles II.5 Foreign Machine Guns II.6 Foreign Antiarmor II.7 Foreign Grenade Launchers II.8 U.S. Service Pistols II.9 U.S. Grenade Launchers II.10 U.S. Assault Rifles II.11 U.S. Service Rifles II.12 U.S. Submachine Guns II.13 U.S. Machine Guns III Selector Markings and Proofmarks Table III.1 Proofmarks, Selector Markings, and Country of Origin Table III.2 Weapon Selector Markings Table III.3 Manufacturer Proofmarks Figure III.1 Assault rifle selector markings Figure III.2 Other assault rifle selector markings Figure III.3 Semiauto selector markings Figure III.4 Machine gun selector markings IV Armor-Piercing Penetrators Found in the Persian Gulf/Middle East IV.1 7.62 x 39mm Penetrators IV.2 7.62 x 51mm (.308 Winchester) Penetrators IV.3 7.62 x 54mmR Penetrators IV.4 .50 Caliber Penetrators IV.5 12.7 x 108mm Penetrators IV.6 14.4 x 114mm Penetrators V Headstamps V.1 7.62 x 39mm-Egyptian V.2 7.62 x 39mm-Iranian V.3 7.62 x 39mm-Iraqi V.4 7.62 x 39mm-Syrian V.5 7.62 x 39mm-Polish V.6 7.62 x 39mm-Bosnian V.7 7.62 x 54mmR-Albanian V.8 7.62 x 54mmR-Bulgarian V.9 7.62 x 54mmR-Chinese V.10 7.62 x 54mmR-Greek V.11 7.62 x 54mmR-Iranian V.12 7.62 x 54mmR-Romanian V.13 7.62 x 54mmR-Iraqi V.14 7.62 x 54mmR-Yugoslavian V.15 7.62 x 54mmR-Russian V.16 9 x 19mm-Iranian V.17 9 x 19mm-Iraqi V.18 9 x 19mm-Romanian V.19 9 x 19mm-Czech V.20 7.62 x 51mm-U.S. V.21 7.62 x 51mm-Swedish V.22 7.62 x 51mm-Brazilian V.23 7.62 x 51mm-Iranian V.24 7.62 x 51mm-Czech 83 V.25 7.62 x 51mm-Belgian 83 V.26 7.62 x 51mm-Pakistani 84 V.27 8mm Mauser-Iranian, early 84 V.28 5.56 x 45mm-Iranian 85 V.29 .303 Caliber Iraq Republic 85 V.30 Kirkee Indian Arsenal 86 V.31 12 Gauge -Syrian 86 V.32 12.7mm-Unknown 87 V.33 .338 Swiss 87
Don Mikko is currently the President of Forensic Firearms Training Seminars, Inc., which provides a variety of forensic services for attorneys, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, private investigators, military organizations, international organizations, college students and civilian personnel. For more info visit: www.mikkoforensics.com. He's also a retired Chief Warrant Officer who served in the United States Army and spent most of his military career as a Special Agent in the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC). Don has been a Forensic Firearm and Toolmark Examiner since 1990 and has spent twenty-two (22) at the United States Army Crime Laboratory (USACIL), Fort Gillem, GA where he was the Chief of the Firearms Branch. He's also served as the first Laboratory Director at the Atlanta Police Department Forensics Crime Laboratory, Atlanta, GA. He's an ASCLD/Lab Inspector and ISO 17025 Assessor and is certified by his professional organization known as the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners (AFTE) in all three forensic disciplines, which includes firearms, toolmarks and gunshot residues. He has served on several AFTE Committees and is currently a member of the AFTE Certification Committee. He's also an adjunct professor at Southern Crescent Technical College and has instructed forensic and criminal justice courses at Central Texas College, Baumholder, Germany, Clayton State College, Morrow, GA, and Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC. Don is a graduate of the FBINAA, class # 180th Session (1995). He has a Master's Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Chaminade University and an Associate's Degree in Police Science from the University of Hawaii. Don is Post Certified within the State of Georgia for several forensic firearm type courses and is also a member of several professional organizations including AFTE, Internal Association for Identification (IAI), International Ammunition Association (IAA), CID Agents Association (CIDAA), FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA), 50 Caliber Shooters Association, National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Georgia Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor Association (GALEFI). As a Special Agent, he has testified in various military and civilian courts in excess of two hundred cases throughout his professional career. Today, Don spends most of his time re-examining evidence in various criminal and civil type cases and is very engaged in various training assignments for crime laboratories, police departments, military organizations and college students. William Bailey is President of Bailey Firearm Forensics, Inc., which is a forensic training and consulting corporation responsible for providing forensic support to attorneys, law enforcement agencies, insurance companies, private investigators, military organizations and civilian personnel. He is also a forensic firearm and toolmark examiner. Some of his duties include the examination of firearms; the examination of ammunition and ammunition components; the microscopic comparison of questioned bullets, cartridge cases and toolmarks; the restoration of obliterated serial numbers; distance determinations (both gunpowder and shotgun pattern analysis), the examination of security devices such as padlocks and safes and shooting reconstruction.