captainbarred Posted February 21, 2019 Share Posted February 21, 2019 Based on a swedish design that I think was sortof an answer to the Garand, the Hakim is an egyptian rifle that was made for about 20 years to the tune of about 70,000 rifles. They currently sell for about half what the original Swedish guns sell for on the surplus market and while they are in the non-american 8mm. Ive been wanting one on and off for a few years (granted I'd take an SVT or K43 any day of the week over the Hakim), but that doesn't mean the Hakim isn't a great gun.... Now, I wasn't really searching for one, but a local shop who I watch their GB listings, has one out there for $700. Considering I can skip the shipping and transfer fee, it saves me a bit of money, I could even take something in to trade... Here is the kicker..... I've recently been cutting back some on my collection. Trying to consolidate my caliber variety. and cutting back to just collecting the small arms of the US forces, and a couple samples of our allies and enemies. The SVT or K43 would fit in my curent collection, the Hakim is kindof a bastiage war child in that regard.... and I could just put that money towards an SVT or K43... Hmm, I just don't know.... I don't see the price going anywhere but up as they only made 70,000 to begin with... but then, it is a copy of the swedish gun, so those are far more in demand than the Hakim.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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