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IMI Galil

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From the Vault: IMI Galil ARM 5.56

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The Galil Rifle: Israel's Greatest Small Arm

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The Israeli Galil

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Israeli IMI Galil 5.56mm Rifle

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Galil ARM

The Galil is a family of Israeli made automatic rifles designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s, and produced by Israel Military Industries (IMI). The design is basically a clone of the Finnish RK-62, which is itself a copy of the Soviet AK-47. Most Galils are chambered for either the 5.56×45mm NATO or 7.62×51mm NATO cartridges. It is named after one of its inventors, Yisrael Galil. The Galil series of weapons is in use with military and police forces in over 25 countries.
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