So what did we get after we won the Cold War other than Romanian children that now have loving American adoptive parents?
Well, I know what I got and it is too cool!
I got a Romanian rifle. An AK-47 to be exact, which showed up Christmas Day. The Romy rifle is a very close copy of the original Russian design which is no real suprise as Romania was under the boot of the Soviet Union since WW2, until the Romanians had had enough of Communism and ditched the dictator Ceaucesceau. Perhaps 'ditch' is too polite a term. The Romanians forced their way into the Ceaucesceau palace, drug him and his 'Marie Antionette-esq' wife into the street and beat them to death.
Anyhow, my AK-47 is as well manufactured as any AK I've ever seen with the possible exception of a Polish AK.
It seems the Romanians (Poland and Hungary too) are also selling off their old military AKs to American entrepreneurs who are cutting them in half (to satisfy U.S. regulations) and now anyone can own a piece of Cold War history for $100.00 or so. A cottage industry/hobby has now sprung up to restore these ex-military rifles to original configuration with U.S. compliant semi-auto parts.