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Reminiscent of Aircraft ID cards, Kalashnikov Recognition Cards for the multitude of Cold War AK Rifles
Reminiscent of Aircraft ID cards, Kalashnikov Recognition Cards for the multitude of Cold War AK Rifles
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Something I've always been interested in are the Aircraft Identification cards issued to armed forces to I.D. enemy Planes or Military Vehicles 
This (our first) all original, full-color deck of playing cards will follow that concept but with focus on the 'Cold War' Kalashnikov rifles from Russia, China, Germany and Bulgaria
This (our first) all original, full-color deck of playing cards will follow that concept but with focus on the 'Cold War' Kalashnikov rifles from Russia, China, Germany and Bulgaria

 Styled after the official military Aircraft and Vehicle ID card decks, our Kalashnikov recognition cards will come in a simply designed (black & white) custom box  

The cards themselves will offer silhouettes and info on the various models and variations of the famous Kalashnikov Rifles (AK47) used by the WARSAW Pact during the Cold War

The cards will contain information about the rifles as well as their silhouettes for recognition  

Information included on each card:

  • Kalashnikov Model 
  • Country of Origin (USSR, China, E. Germany, Bulgaria) 
  • Countries 'Cold War' Flags 
  • Dates of Production (when available) 
  • Caliber (color of silhouette indicates caliber) 
  • Type of Receiver (Milled, Stamped) 
  • Materials used (Wood, Plastic, Bakelite, etc) 
  • Factory of Origin (when available) 
  • Cold War Factory Logos 

Budget Details:The costs change with quantity, and will include

~ Printing the cards 
~ Shipping
~ Kickstarter & credit card processing fees

Project Goals:
~ USA Printing if we reach $10,000+
~ AK47 Playing Card Stickers (If we reach the goal)
~ AK47 Playing Card PVC Velcro Patch (If we surpass the goal)

Perks:~ All perks include shipping to the USA
      (international shipping extra)

Final Drafts of the Deck

Here are the Final (almost) Drafts of the Cards We will be doing some final proofing and fact checking to be as accurate as possible, but they are otherwise ready to go Still some work to to on the rest, we will post them as they are ready

Spades - Russian Guns
Spades - Russian Guns
               
Hearts - Chinese Guns
Hearts - Chinese Guns
Clubs - German Guns
Clubs - German Guns
Diamonds - Bulgarian Guns
Diamonds - Bulgarian Guns

Thank You to the following who have supported the campaign 

8-3-15
Soldier Systems

SoldierSystems.net
SoldierSystems.net

8-3-2015
http://JerkingTheTrigger.com

http://jerkingthetrigger.com/2015/08/03/crowdfund-this-ak-identification-playing-cards/

8-5-2015

The Firearm Blog posted the project on their website Thank You http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2015/08/05/ak47-id-playing-cards/ theFirearmBlog.com

theFirearmBlog.com
theFirearmBlog.com

8-7-2015

A lot of support from the AK Forum, thank you to our friends there

TheAKForum.net
TheAKForum.net

8-11-2015

Someone started a thread, with lots of great comments Thanks for the support from California !! 

 We will NOT erase the magazines from your cards, even if they DO pass a law to try to force us to !!

  http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=1102713

calguns.net
calguns.net

8-16-2015

Thank You to Military Arms 

Military Arms posted an update on the Kalashnikov Decks on their Instagram https://instagram.com/p/6doZeETRGP/

Military Arms MAC
Military Arms MAC

8-17-2015

 Thank You to Weapon-Blog.com

Weapon-Blog.com shared our campaign on their Facebook page

  https://www.facebook.com/TheWeaponBlog 

Thank you for helping to get the word out, thanks you we are evn closer to getting these made in Kentucky, USA by the Bicycle Playing Card company

8-20-2015

Mike & Andy mentioned the AK ID Cards on their Crash n' Burn show & posted a link on their facebook page

Thanks guys for the awesome shout out, & for ordering a bunch of decks

Crash n Burn
Crash n Burn

8-27-2015

We would like to thank our good friends at Concealed_Carry_Nation on Instagram for posting about our project on their feed, Thank You

Concealed_Carry_Nation
Concealed_Carry_Nation

8-28-2015

Everyday No Days Off posted the project on Twitter 

 Thanks Mike for helping to get the word out in the last few days

  https://twitter.com/GunBlog/status/637424199473102848 

Everyday No Days Off
Everyday No Days Off

8-31-2015

Our good friend James Yeager posted a reminder on Facebook
Thanks For Sharing these !!  

We are already started with the process, and so glad to be able to print them in Kentucky

Tactical Response
Tactical Response

8-31-2015

The Late Boy Scout posted on Facebook & Twitter, thanks 

The Late Boy Scout
The Late Boy Scout

 8-31-2015

The Hoss USMC posted a video letting people know about the project, thanks brother

The Hoss USMC
The Hoss USMC

9-1-2015

Thank you to our friends at IV8888 for the plug on facebook and helping the campaign reach even more people

IraqVeteran8888
IraqVeteran8888

9-1-2015

Thanks to The Yankee Marshal for the awesome plug on You Tube

The Yankee Marshal
The Yankee Marshal
   

Risks and challenges

This will be our first attempt at publishing a deck of cards.
Other than technical issues, the shipping of rewards should be no problems since we have plenty of experience with arranging projects, ordering and shipping

We learned a lot of the 'behind the scenes' procedures of Kickstarter on our first two projects, so we are looking forward to this third project to be even more successful

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    Not playing with a FULL deck, but interested in supporting the project ?... You will receive 4 (four) random cards from the AK I.D. Deck. A Digital Download (.pdf) version of the deck.

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