6/23/21 - The Hakim Rifle is a gas operated semi-automatic rifle. It was originally designed by Sweden and produced as the Ag m/42 for the Swedish Army. The tooling and design were later sold to Egypt, and the Hakim was produced there during the 1950s and early 1960s. It was replaced in the mid-1960s by the Maadi AK-47 (a licensed copy of the Soviet rifle) but was stored in military reserve arsenals. In more recent years, it has been observed in use by some Egyptian police units. Around 70,000 were made. This particular example is all original, but does have a small import mark on the underside of the barrel. There's thinning to the original blue but no terrible areas of wear and no pitting. Minty bore, hardly looks used. The stock does have several dings in it and a few small chips in the underside.